Community Outreach

University of Utah Health Sports Medicine has partnered with several Utah high school and community-sponsored events to provide sports medicine health care services and athletic training coverage. Sports medicine services include primary emergency medical services, injury evaluation and management, education, injury prevention, and sports performance among others.

Our goal in community involvement and outreach is to make sure that your high school, tournament, camp, or athletic event is prepared for any medical needs, making the event both safer and more fun for participants.

Partner With Us

801-587-0757

We can customize medical coverage and services to meet the needs of your school, organization, or event. Please email event coverage requests and/or questions to:
sportsmedicine@utah.edu

Meet the Athletic Trainers

Chaz Beckstead,
Copper Hills High School

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Chaz Beckstead is a board certified and state licensed athletic trainer covering Copper Hills High School. Under the direction of team physician, Dr. Chris Gee, Chaz provides emergency care, as well as prevention of athletic injuries, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Chaz grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah where he gained valuable experience in the undergraduate athletic training education program working with the various athletic programs on campus including football and volleyball. Before joining University of Utah Health, Chaz provided clinical coverage for a local physical therapy company while also serving as an outreach athletic trainer to various high schools within the Salt Lake Valley.

 

Ryan Cacha
Jordan High School

Ryan Cacha

Ryan Cacha is the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer providing daily health care at Jordan High School. He is a board certified and state licensed athletic trainer, working under the direction of Dr. Amy Powell through the University of Utah Health. His daily responsibilities include emergency management; prevention, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries; and education and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries.

Ryan grew up in San Diego, California and attended San Diego State University, where he received a BS in Athletic Training. During his undergraduate education, he provided care at both the NCAA and Junior College levels for Men's Basketball, Football, and Softball. Ryan is currently attending the University of Utah pursuing a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine.

Eric Caloud
University of Utah Sport Clubs

Katelyn Graczyk
Brighton High School

Katelyn Graczyk

Katelyn is the head athletic trainer working at Brighton High School. She is a licensed, certified athletic trainer and works under the direction of team physician Dr. Julia Rawlings. Katelyn's responsibilities include emergency management, as well as prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and conditions, and education on sport-related injuries.

Katelyn is originally from Free Soil, Michigan, and attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. As an athletic training student at Aquinas, Katelyn worked with men’s soccer, track & field, women’s volleyball, and softball. Katelyn also completed an internship in Houghton, MI at Michigan Technological University. At MTU, she worked with the Division 2 football team and the Division 1 hockey team. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah and will graduate in the spring of 2020.

Bryanna Howard
Judge Memorial High School

Bryanna Howard

Bryanna is a certified athletic trainer working at Mountain Ridge High School. She works under the direction of team physician Dr. Michael Henrie. Bryanna's responsibilities include emergency care, prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Bryanna is originally from the Chicagoland area and attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she received her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. As an athletic training student at Hope, Bryanna worked with NCAA DIII soccer, swim and dive, lacrosse, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and hockey. She also had an internship at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab in Chicago. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah.

Travis Nolan, MS, ATC
Herriman High School

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Travis is the head Athletic Trainer at Herriman High School and assists with the day-to-day health care needs of student-athletes. Travis is a licensed, certified Athletic Trainer and works under the direction of Dr. Travis Maak with University of Utah Health. His daily responsibilities include emergency care; prevention, evaluation, management and treatment of athletic injuries; and rehabilitation and education of sport-related injuries.

Travis grew up in Burlington, Vermont, and attended the University of Vermont, where he received a BS in Athletic Training. Travis recently finished obtaining his Masters degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Utah. During this time, Travis served as the Athletic Trainer at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. Also, Travis serves as an approved clinical instructor for undergraduate students in the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Utah.

Megan Pales,
University of Utah Sport Clubs

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Megan graduated in 2004 from the University of Utah with a BS in exercise and sport science, athletic training. She went on to receive Master of Education (MEd) in exercise science, concentration in biomechanics in 2005 from Auburn University. Upon graduating she began working as an ATC graduate assistant working with men's and women's swimming and diving program at Auburn University. She then went on to do a one-year fellowship at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. During this time she worked with multiple Olympic teams and athletes and also traveled internationally providing coverage for USA softball national team and US Paralympic track and field.

After leaving FLC in 2010, she began working for University of Utah Health. Megan is the head athletic trainer for University of Utah Sport Clubs and the ballet and modern dance programs. She is also an adjunct instructor in the College of Health and the ballet department.

Eric Raustein, ATC,
Judge Memorial High School

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Eric is from Bainbridge Island, Washington and attended Oregon State University where he received his Bachelors degree in Athletic Training. Over his four years of hands on experience at Oregon State he worked with D1 and D2 football, mens and women's basketball, and various high school sports. Eric is currently attending the University of Utah pursuing a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine.

 

 

Jenny Zehner
Judge Memorial Catholic High School

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