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Panel of Judges

Photo Jim Gares. Flyers: Yohann Aby, Vincent Cotte

The 3 Judging Steps

Starting from 2nd December, competitors will have access to the choreographies of the contest they entered. They will have about one week to vision the choreorgaphies then send to Sky on Stage, their personal ranking, excluding their own team. No scoring in numbers, just a placing of personal choice of which choeography they liked the most, second one, third ect. By giving a fix numerical value to favourit choice, second favourit and so forth, Sky on Stage will find out the combined competitors Ranking.

The 20 top teams (in case there are more then 20 teams :-D) as chosen by the Competitors ranking, will be also viewed by the ES-Panel Invited Evaluators. In similar way as the 1st step, they will have about one week to vision the choreographies and send to Sky on Stage their personal choice of preferred choreographies. The winning Teams per the ES-Panel choice, will receive an award offered by Sky on Stage and Partners.
If there will be more then 20 teams registered in a game, Teams who placed 21st as per  the competitor ranking  will be the winners of the Intermediate category.

The 10 Top Teams as selected by the ES-Panel ranking will also be viewed by a the NES-Panel judges, professionals in other sports and/or arts.
The combination of the ES-Panel and the NES-Panel rankings put together, will determin the Overall winning Teams. 

The Overall winning Teams per the ES-Panel+Nes Panel will receive an award offered by Sky on Stage and Partners.
We aim to be able to pubish all games final results by  December the 28th 2020

Results Classification Awards

For each of the 5 Contests a certificate of participation + sky on stage t-shirt will be awarded to:

Intermediate category(Team placed 20th) 
First place 

Pro Flyers 
First place, second place, third place as per ES-Panel ranking

First place overall as per combined results ES-Panel + NES-Panel. 

Specials Awards:
ProFlyers: ES-Panel Winning Teams Award, offered by our Partners.
ProFlyers: Overal Winning Teams Award, offered by our Partners
Peter Pan Award: Flyer who competed the most and placed the best in the overall offered by our Partners

Please check the  Awards List for more info on awards offered to the games.

Contest Panel Members

Freefly, Freestyle Es-Panel

Nicolas Arnaud

Nicolas is also called by friends Nicoach. After an history as freestyle, freefly pioneer and competitor representing France at international events, he started coaching teams in the artistic disciplines, very succesfully, training few new world champions. Nico started skydiving when he was 16 years old. He acheived titles as freestyle world champion, won several medals internationally both in freestyle and freefly. Thanks Nico, for your inspirations.
Do you know Nico has been first freestyler to present in competition and succeed, 4 twists in one loop? If you know the awarness it takes to do two twist in one loop, then you know it takes even more to do four.

Freestyle/Freefly Es-Panel

Ash Crick

Ash Crick is a legend! From Australia, with back ground in gymnastics and music, he became freestyle world champion in 1999. Lately he focused in his musical career as a key player in famous live bands.
As Sky on Stage organizer I am truly honored to have him on board among the panel of judges!!!

Freefly/Freestyle TC-Panel

Manuel Basso

Manuel is a professional full time skydiver since 1999. He is freefly and AFF instructor, tandem master, rigger, and loves to fly his canopy. His international competitions and records carreer is quite reach and includes two bronze at freestyle world cup (as cameraflyer) in 2004 and 2005 as well as a bronze at freefly World Championships in 2006. In 2005 he also competed at Space Games winning gold in freefly 3 way as well as 5way. Not everybody knows Manuel has a background in gymnastics and battery playing.

wingsuit es-panel

James Boole

James is a professional wingsuit pilot and cameraflyer in skydiving as well as B.A.S.E jumping organizing training camps and coaching for all levels. With his 2000+ skydiving wingsuit and 2000+ wingsuit B.A.S.E he is one of the true veterans of this sport. His resume includes working on TV and commercial stunts such as Top Gear and Point Brake. He is a competitor and organizer of the World Wingsuit League.

Freestyle/freefly ES-Panel

Gigliola Borgnis

Gigliola is one of the true gurus of our sport of skydiving. She won worldly contests in freefly and freestyle, inspiring with her creativity, elegance and natural way of flying a whole generation of skydivers. In Team with former partner Marco Tiezzi she pioneered and still does pioneer, angle flying, one of the most loved way of flying. Nowadays she is a reknown load organizer, coach and event organizer through her team GyxAirTeam

Wingsuit TC-Panel

Maurizio di Palma

Maurizio is known as B.A.S.E. mentor, teacher and stunt flyer . Through the Brento BASE School he offers in team with other coaches, training in all styles of BASE jumping, aerials, trackingsuit, wingsuiting. I know him personally and I trust his attention to details and safety while keeping a fun and passioned approach to the sport.


Eleonora Farina

Eleonora is a mountain bike downhill professional athlete, competing in the world tour in the Mondraker Team. Among her achievements gold at female DH European Championships, 4th place at female DH World Cup and World Championships. Eleonora is a multisport enthusiast when not riding her bike she trains herself in ski, alpine ski, snowboard, slackline, swiming , pilates, yoga. She is also an Art lover and has pretty good drawing skills

Freefly Es-Panel

Håvard Flaat

Håvard is a professional freefly skydiver as well one of the top wind-tunnel instructor in the world, now working in the management team of AirSpace wind-tunnel in Belgium. Håvard is part of the group of pioneers flyers who helped define the Dynamic Flying concept as well as competition rules for WD2 and WD4. Håvard is currently in the organizing team of next wind-tunnel world cup and european championship. He has a rating as Dynamic Flying international judge. Stoked to have him in the ES Panel of video choreographies reviewers and evaluators!

Freefly Es-Panel

Mikhail Razomazov

Mikhail is from Russia, he has been, with his Team, freefly world champion few times in a row. Mikhail is also a well known windtunnel competitor and coach both in freestyle as well as dynamic flying. Thank you Mikhail for your always good vibe and passion for the sport!


Graziano Galvagni

Graziano, aka ‘Graz’, is a professional action sports and outdoor photographer. He works as offcial photographer for several sport events around Italy and Europe. check is amazing work on his channels an website

Freefly Es-Panel

Sharon Har-Noy

Sharon is one of the top freefly coaches and Load Organizer in the world. She has a backgournd in freefly competition and now organizes through Modern Skydiving Concepts events and skill camps for all leves of flying. Sharon is a member of the amazing all females team the Joy Riders, organizers of next head-down female world record Project-19. Besides training, teaching, organizing, Sharon is also a certified Yoga teacher.

Skysurf Es-Panel

Troy Hartman

Troy list of achievments is impressive. X-Games skysurf world champion in 1997, inspired skysurfers with a special move: The Hen House Surprise. During his carrer Troy played as host for a famous MTV hit ‘Sensles Acts of Video’, took part in famous movies and TV spots. He owns an aeronautical engeneering degree, he is a pilot since he is 10 years old. Worked for a while on the creation of a JetWing similar to the one Yves Rossy created. The work on the jetwing did not bring him the wished results though brought him instead to the invention of the JetPack ! thanks Troy for your will to keep supporting skysurf and skydiving as an expressive playground!!


Giacomo 'Giobbe' Dallape'

Giobbe is passioned about many sports and arts. He is a professional ski and windsurf instructor loving to train especially the freestyle maneuvers. Among others he cross train in boulder climbing, surfing and to get is cardio at top also bicling. On the artistic side he is a quite awesome guitar player and he is currently studying graphic designs. He does not know much about the world of skydiving though his connection to air and wings is strong and his curosity to know about flying is defintetively tickling his imagination.

Freefly/Freestyle Tc-Panel

Stefania Martinengo

Aloha, I am the organizer of I have been a professional freestyle and freefly competitor representing Italy at international events. Among my achievement: gold at freestyle World Championships and World Games in 2001 and gold at freestyle European Championships in 2004. I have an experience as F.A.I. international artistic disciplines judge and have been assistant-organizer in team with Olav Zipser of 15 editions of The Space Games. I am also a certified Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist and have a true passion for arts, music, dancing and sports in nature.

Skysurf Tc-Panel

Gau Martinengo

Gau is former female Skysurf World Champion and placed 4th at Skysurf Extreme Games in 1995. She has been official F.A.I. international artistic disciplines judge. Gau now embraced the cause to help Galgos finding a new home through adoption.

She also works in organizing travels solutions in Tanzania, Africa


Giulia Paris

Giulia is a professional ballet dancer and choreographer. She studied in several schools including Centro Studi Coreografici Teatro Carcano Milano and the Washington Ballet School. After dancing with the ‘Balletto di Milano’ taking leading roles in choreographies such as Romeo & Giuliet, Cindarella and the Nut Cracker by Giorgio Madia, she joined, since 2014, the ‘Compania National de Danza’ of Spain. Through out her career she has particpated in numerous dance events both in italy and other countries


Giorgia Potter

Giorgia is a hip-hop, vogue and street dancer who studied dance at B Music Hip Hop school in Italy. She competed and won several dancing contests both in Europe as well as the Unites States and was part of the U Betta Work Crew who partecipated at Italian Got Talent Tv Show in 2015. With her dancing company choregraphed by Dolores Ninja Parisi she danced at the opening of several soccer games and showcased her talent for many well known organization

wingsuit Es-Panel

Mike Pennock

Mike is competitor, organizer, meet director, F.A.I international judge in Formation Skydiving (FS) and Wingsuit (WS). He started skydiving in 1984, competing for several years in Formation Skydiving (FS) as cameraflyer for the national Dutch team and winning several awards. He founded and is organizer of the Euopean Skydiving League (ESL). Worked as event director for the WorldCup in 2015 in Teuge. Was part of the 2019 Wingsuit World Cup judging team and has been selected as event judge for next wingsuit Mundial in Russia.

His motto: We Live, We Breath, We Share, One Air, One Love

Wingsuit Es-Panel

Rob Heron aka Freefly Rob

Rob, or better Freefly Rob :-D, became freefly coach with The 1st School of Modern Skyflying back in the late 90'. He then dedicated himself to B.A.S.E jumping and wingsuiting, blending in the sport his freeflying skills and approach with wingsuit piloting. Rob lately opened with his dear wife a new business, a Float Therapy Spa in the Rhone Alps, France. If you never tried one before, go visit them and enjoy local Nature as well.

Not many know Freefly Rob is an amazing tattoo artist.

Freefly/Freestyle Es-Panel

Nils Kløcker Predstrup

Nils started as a gymnast athlete before becoming 5 times in a row freestyle world champion. His Team Funkflyz has been one of the most innovative ever. Their winning routine in 2001 was amazing and truly ahead of times and destined to change the way to approach freestyle. Nils now is a coach and trainer both at Skydive Voss as well as at VossVind windtunnel in Norway. Nils is passioned about many ohter outdoor and flying sports as hangliding, BASE, ski sports, yoga. Sky on Stage is so happy and honored to have him in the judging team!

Contact him for coaching

Freefly/cameraflyer Es-Panel

Martin Kristensen

Martin is originally from Denmark. He started skydiving when 13 year old. His passion for flying gets along with the one of film making and art. In team FunkFlyz, were he flew as cameraflyer, he became, among best acheivements, 3 times freestyle world champion, 3 times eurpean champion, world games champion. He is also a well known tunnel flyer coach and competitor who pioneered and help define Dynamic Flying. Nowadays he enjoys coaching and he is a sponsored One Call Athlete.

Freefly/ cameraflyer Es-Panel

Gustavo Cabana

Gustavo is from Argentina, with a photographer mother he took his first shot at age of 6. Attended mechanical engeneering, studied photography, was a bass player, a technical scuba diver and started skydiving at the age of 22.
Nowadays he has more then 25000 cameraflying jumps shooting all different kind of skydives as belly, freefly, canopy formation, in competition, records, boogie, film productions, commercials. He is based in Empuria Brava, Spain where he runs his image studio and is cameraflyer for the Freefly Team and school: the FlyWarriors.


Monica Salvarani

Make up artist, artist, Yoga teacher, owner of a Yoga Studio. Monica has few skydives in her logbook though stoped skydiving few years ago and dedicate herself entirely to artistic creative solutions and Yoga teachings. she gives classes on line as well as in her studio near by Skydive Empuriabrava. make sure to participate at one of her amazing classes, your body soul and mind will be greatfull to you 😀

Skysurf Es-Panel

Viviane Wegrath

Viviane is former female Skysurf World Champion and partecipated at X-Games in the late 90’s placing at finals. Among her amazing skysurf adventures Viviane skysurfed over an active vulcano and at the north pole. She is a whole around sport professional being a kiteboard and snowboard teacher as well as a successful entrepreneur and angel heart. she loves mountain sports, air sports, water sports and nature.


Next Step Pirates

Next-Step Pirates is a team of freeriders ski and snowboard athletes organizing jumping events and competitions @snowparkmontebondone and @brentasnowpark. All of them are active in several other sports as boulder climbing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and skateboard.


Niccolo' Porcella

Niccolo', is an amazing multisport professional athlete born on the island of Maui, Haway.
With back grounds in gymnastics, martial arts and cliff diving he is well known in the kitesurfing and surfing world for his many achievments and adventures as winning the 2016 Biggest Wave Award. In the last years he developed a new love for wingsuit BASE terrain flying. Check his new documentary show 'The Connection' . We at Sky on Stage share his love for Earth and all her different elements as air, wind, water. Thanks Nicolo'


Omar Zaiter

Omar is one of the top Speedriding athlete in the world competing since 2012. His palmares includes gold in slalom and silver in freeride in 2016 at the Speedriding Week event (the only speedride international competition available at that time). He owned second place at french championships in 2015 and first place at european speed contest in 2014. Omar is also a professional paraglider, loving the acro moves and competing in paragliding at national level in France. In summer he works as paragliding teacher in the area of Lake of Annecy, France, while in winter he moves to the mountains to train and teach Speedriding.


Ben Joseph Stewart

Ben is a film maker, sound track producer, musician and spiritual coach. Among the movies he produced: Kymatica, Esoteric Agenda 1 and 2. More work includes the series Psycadelica and Limitless, both featured on As a musician he was the singer, song writer and guitarrist for progressive rock group Hierosonic. Among their hit my favourit “Infinity”, the very actual “Paper Nation” and “Media taught you that”.
He says: “Your awakening is determined by your commitment to voicing your art”.


Alexandro Martinengo

Alex is a creative high-end photo retoucher offering post production services and pre-production consulting. He is also a photographer specialized in portrait and fashion.
He worked for over 20 years with famous celebrity photographer Mark Seliger. His retouch art includes working more directly with few celebrities like Lenny Krevits, Keith Richards and Santana.
Blob Lab is his boutique retouching studio specilized in detailed editorial and dressed product, creative comping coloring and video/gif.
He says: I am always happy to work and experiment with creative artist of all sorts and of any professional level.

Would you like to be part of the Non Experienced Skydivers Panel of Judges?

Non Experienced Skydivers Panel: Are you a professional in any Sports or Arts other then skydiving? Would you like to be part of the NES-Panel? Do you know anyone professional in other sports or arts that may be enthusiastic in helping us out by taking part of the NES-Panel? We really need and appreciate your help!! Would be great if you want to join us in this fun project. I think it’s awesome to create a connection and cooperation among different areas of sports and arts. 

To thank you for the help we will mention you with a link to your website and/or social media. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details