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Exercise Science Student Places Third at International Conference

Exercise Science Student Places Third at International Conference


Exercise Science Student Places Third at International Conference

Lakeland University exercise science student Hunter Frisk recently placed third in the Young Investigator Award competition at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports research competition. It was part of the 39th annual conference in Canberra, Australia, held September 3-7, 2021.

Frisk virtually presented the study titled, “Kinematic and kinetic features of the horizontal hang clean performed with a variety of loads.” Co-authors include Lakeland exercise science students Megan Gold, Brian Biggs, former Lakeland student Maximus Ramminger and Associate Professor of Exercise Science William Ebben.

“This is an amazing achievement, to receive such a recognition at a large, prestigious international biomechanics conference,” Ebben said. “Hunter did an outstanding job, and the co-authors deserve credit as well.”

Gold also virtually presented the study titled, “Biomechanical analysis of loaded plyometric exercises.” Co-authors included Frisk, Biggs, Madison Blankenship and Ebben.

Ebben said Lakeland students were likely the only undergraduates presenting research at this conference.

“The research presenters are typically university professors, scientists, medical researchers and graduate students,” Ebben said. “This makes Hunter’s achievement even more impressive. Achievements such as this are part of the reason why Lakeland exercise science research students have a 100 percent acceptance rate into graduate and professional school.”

Frisk’s award continues a trend of research excellence as evidence by other research awards, including the same award which was won by Lakeland University graduate Garrett Duffin in 2019.

Both studies will be published as papers in the conference proceedings.

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