Ingmar Jungnickel receives the Doc Counsilman Science Award

Dec. 03, 2018, 9:30 a.m. (ET)

The Doc Counsilman Science Award recognizes a coach who utilizes scientific techniques and equipment as an integral part of their coaching methods or has created innovative ways to use sport science. As an aerodynamics research and development specialist, Jungnickel began working with US Speedskating in 2016. He was instrumental in improving aerodynamic testing of long track and short track skinsuits, helping create the fastest US Speedskating skinsuits to date for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Jungnickel also developed innovative solutions for replicating PyeongChang’s environmental conditions at the US Speedskating training centers in Salt Lake City, as well as at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for long track speedskating. Thanks to Jungnickel’s efforts, the U.S. long track team showed significant improvement between the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and the Games, and his work has changed the way speedskating coaches and athletes approach air friction in preparation for competition.

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