This edition: Science and SportsTweet
Original tape date: June 6, 2016.
First aired: July 5, 2016.
This month Science & U! is entering the world of sports and the physics that propel us to do the extraordinary:
Tinabeth Pina tells us how it would be almost impossible to wrestle without Sir Isaac Newton’s 3 laws of motion.
Donna Hanover interviews one of the best golf coaches in the country and also finds out how the USGA Research and Testing Center monitors and governs the science in the game.
Mike Gilliam stops by the Elias Sports Bureau to understand the method of stat keeping in our major sports and how it is being used by the leagues themselves.
Ernabel Demillo serves us a story from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy about the physics behind tennis; like how using topspin allows you to hit the ball with more force.
Carol Anne Riddell dives into principles like force, motion and drag in order to find out how to move faster and more effectively in the water.
For More Information:
Wrestling - www.btsny.org
Elias Sports Bureau - www.esb.com
Tennis - www.johnmcenroetennisacademy.com
Swimming - www.asphaltgreen.org
Golf - www.usga.org
Nicole Aarts Swimmer
Dean Blafford Wrestler
John Luke DeStafano Wrestler
Penn Gottfried Coach, Beat The Streets Wrestling
Bobby Heins Head Golf Professional, Old Oaks Country Club
Steve Hirdt Executive Vice President, Elias Sports Bureau
Lawrence Kleger Director, John McEnroe Tennis Academy
David Rodriguez Head Coach, Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics
Chad Williams Wrestler