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Lewiston Orthopedics Names Local Candidates for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

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Athletic trainers Adam Cadez-Schmidt of Lewiston Senior High School, Shannon Campbell of Lewiston High School and Dalton Greer of Clarkston High School have a chance to become the athletic trainer selected as the Regional Nominee for The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The athletic trainer selected as the Regional Nominee will advance on to join other Regional Nominees from across the nation to be considered for the National Award. The Regional Nominee will be announced later this fall.

In partnership with local leading orthopedic practices, such as Lewiston Orthopedics in Lewiston, The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide to local athletic communities. Nominations for the National Award are based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, and nominees are determined regionally. 

Cadez-Schmidt serves as an assistant athletic trainer for Lewiston Senior High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Sport Science from the University of Idaho in Moscow and his Master of Science degree in exercise science from The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. While completing his master’s degree, he pursued volunteer opportunities and provided sports medicine coverage for the professional indoor football team the New Mexico Stars, high school state events, the National Indoor Track Championships and Justin Sportsmedicine. 

As the head athletic trainer for Lewiston High School, Campbell works full time to keep athletes in the game, and as a health and physical education instructor, he helps students stay healthy, active and educated in basic health care. He received his Bachelor of Science in education for physical education with an athletic training option from the University of Idaho in Moscow. Campbell has served Lewiston High School and the local community as an athletic trainer and teacher for nearly 30 years, caring for injured athletes and educating athletes and future athletic trainers through his work.

Greer, who serves as the head athletic trainer for Clarkston High School, earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Upon graduation, he obtained a job at Anderson University in South Carolina where he became the assistant director of sports medicine. A year ago, a fellowship opportunity became available to him at Clarkston High School. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in athletic training at the University of Idaho in Moscow in an effort to increase his personal body of knowledge and push the field forward as a whole.

“We feel very fortunate to work with such incredible medical professionals,” says Dr. Adam Jelinek, fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon at Lewiston Orthopedics. “And we feel honored to acknowledge their efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s — and potentially, the nation’s — top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community’s athletes.”

Visit TheNewellAward.com/LewistonOrtho to learn more about The Newell Award.

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