Reese Willson | Forty Under 40 Recipient 2015

Reese Willson

Reese Willson

Reese Willson defies gravity, chases world records and loves every minute of it.  The wind is his playground, no matter whether he’s in the vastness of the blue skies or the walls of an indoor wind tunnel. He is a world champion flyer and skydiver who works in Ogden at Ifly Utah as a coach and flight instructor.” – Chad Willson

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“IFly Freestyle World Champion, looking to defend title in Proque, Oct 26 – 28. Skydiving State Records in California, Texas and part of world record. 164 Wavy head down vertical group skydive in Chicago last week. Teaches and coaches at Ogden IFly. Has worked with Wednesday’s Child and several other handicap children on own time in the tunnel to give them the experience.” – Craig Willson

“Reese works as an instructor at Ogden Ifly where he coaches first time flyers to experienced sky divers. He has worked with all ages ranging from 4-90 years old. He also gives private lessons to experienced sky divers that come from all parts of the world including: New York, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and New Zealand. Reese also got the opportunity to participate in Wednesday’s Child, a program that gives foster kids a chance to do something they love and showcase them for adoption. Here is the link.

He is the current Indoor Skydiving Freestyle World Champion and is heading to the Czech Republic next month to defend his title; here is a link. He holds group sky diving state records in California and Texas. Just last week he was one of 164 sky divers that set the group head down vertical world record; here is a link.

Reese also spends a lot of time working handicapped or disabled kids and getting them into the iFly tunnel. In fact, when he won the World Championships, he flew the last round with his arms zipped inside his suit to show that anyone can do it.” – Chad Willson

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