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US Skeleton Team: Working Together to Go Faster

U.S. National skeleton head coach Tuffy Latour (top), Dr. Grant Schaffner, engineer and co-founder of ProtoStar Engineering, and Hans deBot of deBotech, Inc. view results during wind tunnel testing at A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, NC on September 12, 2013. Four national team skeleton athletes tested the new ProtoStar V5 sled in MooresvilleÕs A2 Wind Tunnel during scheduled test sessions on Thursday and Friday. Two-time Olympian and 2012 World Champion Katie Uhlaender, 2010 Olympian John Daly and World Cup competitors Matt Antoine and Kyle Tress spent two days testing the new sled setup under the guidance of head coach Tuffy Latour and driving coach Zach Lund. ProtoStar Engineering, Inc. teamed with Machintek Corporation, deBotech and Carpenter Technology Corporation to design and develop a new skeleton sled for the USA Skeleton team to use at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. David T. Foster

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