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Taylour

Taylour Hinshaw, Masters Student

Taylour Hinshaw received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Wyoming in 2015 and is expected to receive her masters of science degree in May 2017. Taylour is interested in sports biomechanics, specifically injury prevention and rehabilitation along with strength and conditioning. She currently teaches the three undergraduate biomechanics labs and is seeking post-graduation work.

Brad

Brad Beardt, ATC, CSCS, Masters Student

Brad Beardt received his bachelor degree from South Dakota State University in Athletic Training in 2006. After working as an Athletic Trainer for nine years, Brad became interested in Biomechanics, particularly landing mechanics. His main objective is to further understand how the body moves so that he can better treat people with orthopedic ailments as an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist after his time at the University of Wyoming. Brad enjoys the outdoors, especially snowboarding, mountain biking and rock climbing.

jacob

Jacob Layer, Masters Student

Jacob began his undergraduate studies at Columbus State Community College before transferring to Capital University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health and sport science.  While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Jacob was a competitive powerlifter and a strength coach at The Spot Athletics.  Jacob is interested in the biomechanics and motor control of Strength and Conditioning.  In his spare time, Jacob enjoys strength sports, eating all of the things, bow hunting, and hiking with his wife and dog.    

Mac

Michaela Keener, Masters Student

Michaela Keener received her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2016. Michaela is interested in studying the biomechanics and physiology of horse sports as applied to the rider. She is also interested in research related to hippotherapy (therapy on horseback). She enjoys traveling, hiking, horseback riding, playing soccer, and overall being outdoors.

Meghan

Meghan Critchley, Masters Student

Meghan Critchley received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance Science from the University of Wyoming in 2015. Meghan is interested in dance and sports biomechanics and hopes to apply her research to injury prevention and dancer wellness programs. She enjoys fly fishing, camping, and teaching dance classes to young children in the community.

Danny

Danny Davis, Undergraduate Student

Danny Davis is an undergraduate student pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. After graduation in May of 2018, he is looking forward to continuing his education at a Biomechanics Master’s Program. His research interests include sports technique, jump, and strength and conditioning biomechanics and is currently helping with jump-mechanics and ACL injury risk. 


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