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Nov 7, 2012 6:54 PM by Jake Merriman

RAW VIDEO: Oro Valley resident wins gold in national skydiving contest

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. - Oro Valley resident Tiffany Lamb won a gold medal last week in the freestyle competition at the 2012 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships at Skydive Arizona, south of Phoenix.

Lamb has now won the national championships for three consecutive years. Taking part in the U.S. Parachute Team, she will be travelling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to take part in the World Parachuting Championships at the end of this month, according to a news release from USPA.

The USPA National Skydiving Championships, the world's largest annual skydiving completion, has more than 600 skydivers from around the U.S. competing in multiple skydiving exercises. Lamb competes in freestyle skydiving, in which a jumper combines the dynamics of gymnastics with the elegance of dance in an aerial performance starting 13,000 feet in the air, according to USPA representatives.

Lamb will join more than 60 skydivers representing the U.S. in Dubai from November 29 to December 10 to compete against the best skydivers from all over the world as part of the U.S. Parachute Team, the country's most elite aerial athletes.

Lamb, 33, has made 2,000 skydives during her skydiving career and and works as a senior scientist at Ventana Medical Systems.

For further information on skydiving and to find a USPA Group Member skydiving center near you, visit www.uspa.org.

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