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Watch Women's Skydiving Network In Eloy This Week

Arizona is one of 13 US cities with all four of the major sports: baseball, football, basketball and hockey.

You can go to a sporting event pretty much any day of the week, because we also have a soccer team and the WNBA and major university sports.

Now you have an opportunity to see another type of sport — women’s skydiving.

Until Oct. 12, you can go to Skydive Arizona out in Eloy — about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson — to watch Women's Skydiving Network (WSN) Pro, an all-female skydiving demonstration team led by the most accomplished professional skydivers in the world.

The WSN is made up of more than 2,600 athletes and they will be debuting by performing at the 2019 World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events.

The United States Parachute Association says that there are 35,000 active U.S. skydivers, but only 13% of those are female.

That’s part of the reason why next year, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the WSN Pro team is touring and doing a series of monumental jumps in the name of women’s empowerment, all leading up to a 100-woman jump.

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Amanda Luberto was born in California but considers herself a native to the Valley of the Sun. She started as a producer at KJZZ in October 2017, but also interned in the newsroom as a student. She is a proud alumna of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.She has been interested in radio since starting school in 2013. She spent two years as the music director for ASU’s college station, Blaze Radio, and one year as station manager. She spent time as a music programming intern in Washington, D.C., at Sirius XM and as a tech broadcaster for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS. Luberto is dedicated and passionate about quality local storytelling and original content broadcasting.Luberto also spent years as the co-founder and chapter leader of Arizona State University’s chapter of I Am That Girl, an international women’s empowerment organization focused on the collaboration of women and building self-love. She believes in the strength of women supporting women.Her favorite podcast episode is This American Life’s “Fermi’s Paradox,” and she highly suggests you listen to it. Off air, you can find Luberto adding to her list of concerts attended, sipping at a local coffee shop or cheering on the Arizona Coyotes.