Legendary running coach Dr. Joe I. Vigil, who led U.S. Olympic Teams in Seoul 1988 and Beijing 2008, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Huskers Performance Symposium, Dec. 9-10 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Vigil was among nine guest speakers, all leaders in athletics sports science, for a symposium geared toward directors of sports medicine and sports science, sports performance individuals and athletic directors.

Symposium Highlights:

  • Live 3D Motion Capture and Force Plate technology demonstration from NAPL
  • Technology demonstration from HUDL
  • Brian Kopp discussion of cutting-edge technology from CATAPULT
  • Husker Power’s Boyd Epley’s firsthand history of Husker innovation
  • Daniel Kant-Hull’s use of CATAPULT technology with sports teams
  • Fatigue Science’s actigraphs help teams track sleeping patterns
  • EliteForm’s Skip Cronin MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  • HUDL’s Cliff Carlson discussion of high performance team characteristics
  • NAPL’s Curt Tomasevicz explanation of engineering in bobsledding


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