Skydivers Return for Northwestern Homecoming Football Game

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On Saturday, October 13th, 2018, The Northwestern Wildcats homecoming game will once again 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 Parachute Demonstration Team

Saturday, October 13th, 2018, Team Fastrax™ will return to Ryan field to make the Wildcats homecoming game unforgettable with their fan favorite, patriotic American Flag demonstration jump. At 11 am, the Northwestern Wildcats will kick off against their Big Ten Conference West Division foe, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Just as fans place their hands over their hearts, when the National Anthem starts to play, Team Fastrax™ will jump in with their majestic 2,000 sq. ft. American Flag, the Northwestern flag 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™. “Big Ten match-ups are always a good time and the homecoming festivities will make this a game to remember.”

According to their website, Northwestern snapped a three-game losing streak with a big time Big Ten road win at No. 20 Michigan State, 29-19. The victory was the Wildcats' third-straight over the Spartans and their second inside Spartan Stadium in the last three years. NU picked up its ninth win in its last 10 Big Ten contests and extended its road winning streak to five games. The Wildcats (2-3, 2-1 Big Ten) and Cornhuskers (0-5, 0-3 Big Ten) will play in front of a nationally-televised audience on ABC with Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Molly McGrath on the call. As always, fans can listen to the broadcast with the voice of the Wildcats Dave Eanet, Ted Albrecht and Adam Hoge on WGN 720.

This performance of Team Fastrax™ is dedicated to Army Spc. Jeremiah T. Sancho. For information on Army Spc. Jeremiah T. Sancho, 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.

SELECTiON.COM® is a nationwide provider of criminal and pre-employment background screenings, also referred to as a Consumer Reporting Agency. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, SELECTiON.COM® is a veteran-owned company that has been in business since 1991 and offers more than 35 background and data collection services.

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