KATE COOPER-JENSEN (USA) started jumping in 1978 and quickly became a prominent figure in the sport. In 1983, she created Square 1 with Tony Domenico. This was one of the first skydiving stores to also sell through catalogs. In 1997, she started to organize women’s formation skydiving world record attempts as well as raising money for breast cancer charities. The group set four FAI Women’s World Records for the largest formation skydive. These records are: a 118 way in 1999, a 132 way in 2002, a 151 in 2005 and a 181 way in 2009. More than 1.9 million was raised. Kate has participated in numerous movies, television shows and commercials. She’s been an ambassador of the sport for many years and has never stopped stressing safety as a critical part of skydiving.