JUMPERS OVER SEVENTY (JOS) HISTORY

Initial information for this history was provided by Top JOS #2, Bill Wood.

JOS was started by Canadian jumper Bill Nasby in 1999 at the 5th World POPS Meet hosted by The Fraser Valley Skydiving Centre at Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Several members were enrolled. Later, a busy work schedule prevented Bill Nasby from maintaining the membership duties and he turned the title of Top JOS over to Bill Wood.

The first JOS record, a 7-way, was made at Skydive Elsinore on 6 October 2001. Participants were Danny Hupert, Bud LaPointe, Tom Morrison, Stan Perrine, Walter Ross, Lew Sanborn, and Len Zak.

There are now almost 400 members of JOS from all around the world.

Top JOS #2, Bill Wood, was born in 1930. He started sport jumping on August 7, 1970 and made 2,400+ jumps. He joined POPS in 1977 and was USA POPS #1135. Bill was USA TOP POP#8 (1987-1993).

Top JOS #3, Bob Deen, started jumping in July of 1963 and now has 2100+ jumps. He is USA POPS #1314, SOS #553, and JOS #235. He holds USPA D-1804 license. Bob is also Christian Skydivers Association (CSA) #36.

TOP JOS in order of their service are:

Bill Nasby - TOP JOS #1

Bill Wood - TOP JOS #2

Bob Deen - TOP JOS #3

Russ Manhold - TOP JOS #4

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