Northwestern Home Opener To Include Special Skydive Start

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On Saturday September 8th, 2018, The Northwestern Wildcats home opener will start off with an American Flag demonstration skydive by Team Fastrax™. The Wildcats are a Division I NCAA football team in the Big Ten Conference.

Team Fastrax Parachute Demonstration Team

Team Fastrax Skydiving In To Ryan Field

Saturday, September 8th, 2018, Team Fastrax™ will make the Wildcats Ryan Field opener unforgettable with their fan favorite, patriotic American Flag demonstration jump. At 11am, the Northwestern Wildcats will kick off against their Atlantic Coast Conference adversary, the Duke Blue Devils.

Just before the game, right as the National Anthem starts to play, Team Fastrax™ will jump in with their majestic 2,000 sq. ft. American Flag, a Military flag, the Northwestern flag, red white and blue streamers, and colored smoke. The show will be displayed on the scoreboard with the Team’s live air-to-ground video feed, so spectators at Ryan Field can enjoy the experience on a whole new level.

“Team Fastrax™ is honored to perform our patriotic American Flag jump at such a momentous game,” commented John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and Founder of Team Fastrax™. “Ryan field is one of our favorites to perform at and the opening game excitement is sure to be palpable.”

According to their website, Northwestern won its ninth-straight game and eighth-straight Big Ten contest with a 31-27 victory at Purdue in the season opener. The nine-game winning streak overall and eight-game mark in Big Ten play are the longest since the 'Cats pulled off the feat during the 1995 season. NU owns the longest winning streak among Power 5 teams. NU also picked up its fifth-straight win over Purdue, marking the longest winning streak versus the Boilermakers in program history. NU is 10-9 all-time versus the Blue Devils with wins in three of the last four meetings.

This performance of Team Fastrax™ is dedicated to Marine Cpl. John C. Bishop. For information on Marine Cpl. John C. Bishop, visit the Military Times website. Team Fastrax™ dedicates every performance to a local fallen hero. They may be gone but are not forgotten.

For more information on the game or for tickets, visit the Northwestern website.

Team Fastrax™, sponsored by SELECTiON.COM®, is the most ambitious professional skydiving team in the world. The team has a roster of more than thirty-eight active members, with a collective of more than 300,000 skydives. Team Fastrax™ has performed exhibition skydives all over the world for audiences large and small as a patriotic display or as a product promotion.

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