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Avera Sports

1601 West 44th Place
Sioux Falls SD, 57105
605-322-3278 (FAST)

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Avera Sports Team

The Avera Sports team brings a wealth of experience in sports medicine and performance enhancement to all of our training programs, camps and clinics.

Jason Askew

Jason Askew, MBA

Director of Sports Medicine
Bachelor’s degree: Athletic Training, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Master’s degree: Business Administration, University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Experience:
Altru Health System, Grand Forks, serving as an athletic trainer with the Acceleration program and outreach sports medicine program

Derek Ferley

Derek Ferley, PhD, CSCS

Education and Research
Coordinator

Bachelor’s degree: St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
Master’s degree: Mankato State University, Minnesota
Doctorate: Training Research, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Experience:
Started working with the Acceleration program in 2001, after working at Acceleration Sports Training locations in Minneapolis, Minn., and Manchester, England

Cameron Ditlevson

Cameron Ditlevson, MEd

Operations Coordinator
Bachelor’s degree: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Master’s degree: Education, University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Experience:
Exercise specialist for Avera Sports since 2008; played football for five years while attending Augustana College

Angela Brown

Angela Brown, MS, AT, ATC

Brookings High School
Athletic Trainer

Bachelor’s degree: Athletic Training, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Master’s degree: Kinesiology and Health, University of Wyoming, Laramie
Experience: Currently teaches one class at SDSU; taught two years in the SDSU Athletic Training program

Whitnee Fester

Whitnee Fester

Acceleration Specialist
Bachelor’s degree: Sports Management, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
Experience: Three-sport high school standout, former college basketball player and TRX-certified trainer

Dustin Gebur

Dustin Gebur, MSEd, ATC

Washington High School
Athletic Trainer

Bachelor’s degree: Athletic Training, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Master’s degree: Education, Emphasis in Health, Physical Education and Coaching, Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.
Experience: Worked for Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at NSU

Dave Hopper

David Hopper, MA, CSCS

Exercise Specialist
Bachelor’s degree: Exercise Science, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Master’s degree: Kinesiology and Sports Science, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Experience: Assists with the Sioux Empire Baseball Academy

Katie Leuthold

Katie Leuthold, MS, ATC

Canton High School
Athletic Trainer

Bachelor’s degree: Athletic Training, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D.
Master’s degree: HPER, Emphasis in Sport Pedagogy, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Experience: Served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at DSU and Athletic Training Graduate Assistant at SDSU

AJ Schable

AJ Schable

Exercise Specialist
Bachelor’s degree: Kinesiology and Exercise Science, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Experience: Played defensive end four years at USD; played professionally with the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL and the Sacramento Mt. Lions in the United Football League

Matt Tetzlaff

Matt Tetzlaff

Exercise Specialist
Bachelor’s degree: North Dakota State University, Fargo
Experience: Three-time champion for 110-meter hurdles and three-time runner up in the 400-meter hurdles for Summit League; qualified three times for NCAA Western Preliminary round in 100-meter hurdles

Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Scheduling Secretary
Bachelor’s degree: Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Marcus Walgrave

Marcus Walgrave

Exercise Specialist
Post-Secondary Education: University of Wisconsin-La Cross
Experience: NCAA national titles in 110 high hurdles and 4x100-meter relay; assistant track coach specializing in hurdle and sprints at UW-La Cross; leads Avera Sports track clinic

Alisa Darling

Alisa Darling, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist
Bachelor’s degree: Athletic Training, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Doctorate: Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Experience:
Clinical experience in acute care, neurologic rehabilitation and orthopedic and sports therapy
Special interests: Women’s health, orthopedics and sports medicine

Jay Eidsness

Jay Eidsness, MSPT

Physical Therapist
Bachelor’s degree: Exercise Science, University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Master’s degree: Physical Therapy, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion
Experience:
More than 15 years experience as a physical therapist
Special interests: Sports medicine and shoulder and knee rehabilitation (nonsurgical and post surgery)

Roy Osborn

Roy Osborn, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Physical Therapist
Bachelor’s degree: Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Master’s degree: Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
Doctorate: Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Experience: 37 years of physical therapy experience; served 20 years in the U.S. Army, 18 of which as a physical therapist for soldiers

Shane Warwick

Shane Warwick

Warwick Workouts Director of Basketball Operations
Bachelor’s degree: Education, Coaching (minor) and Business (minor), Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.
Master’s degree: Sports Administration, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Experience: Two-time All-Conference performer at Northern State University; coached nine years at the collegiate level and six years at the high school level; hosts camps and clinics focusing on advanced offensive skill development

Kris Warwick

Kris Warwick

Warwick Workouts Program Coordinator 
Bachelor’s degree:
Education, Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.
Master’s degree: Black Hills State University, Spearfish, S.D.
Experience: All-Conference collegiate performer; coached and taught basketball for 16 years at various levels