• Certified Athletic Training Staff

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    Athletic training services for the Bismarck Public Schools is provided by Sanford Bismarck. The following Certified Athletic Trainers are employed by Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to provide coverage for Bismarck Public School practices and events.

     

    Athletic Trainer Logo Defining Athletic Training

    Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.

    Practicing athletic training in North Dakota without first obtaining a State of North Dakota License is prohibited.

    LAT = Licensed Athletic Trainer / ATC = Certified Athletic Trainer

     


    Bismarck High School and Wachter Middle School Team


    Alicia Nehls     Alicia Wells, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

    Primary Responsibility: Head Athletic Trainer

    Wells is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. Her primary responsibility is providing coverage for Bismarck High School. In the fall she will be at Hughes with football and then she will be at the high school in the winter and spring.  Alicia with also assisst with Wachter Middle School.

    Education: A native of Watauga, SD, Wells received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Wellness from the University of Mary in 2013 and Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2015. Wells also ran NCAA Division II Cross Country and Track from 2009-2013 for the Marauders. Wells successfully earned her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) credential in August 2017.

    Wells is also currently teaching part-time at the University of Mary in the Athletic Training Education Program. Just married this summer, her husband Kyle is a rancher south of Carson, ND.

    Contact info: Cell 605-848-2376; CLICK HERE to email Alicia.
    Nadine Brew     Nadine Brew, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Brew is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. Her primary responsibility is providing coverage for Bismarck High School and assisting with Wachter Middle School. She also provides sports medicine coverage for United Tribes Technical College for Sanford.

    Education: A native of Watford City, ND, Brew is a 2004 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD, in 2008.

    Contact info: Cell 605-881-1043; CLICK HERE to email Nadine.
    Tiffany Duke     Tiffany Dutke, MS, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Tiffany is a Certified Athletic Trainer enrolled in graduate classes at the University of Mary. Her primary responsibility is providing coverage for Wachter Middle School and assisting with Bismarck High School.

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND, Dutke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a Wellness minor in 2016 and Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2018 from the University of Mary.

    Contact info: Cell 701-202-2010; CLICK HERE to email Tiffany.


    Century High School and Horizon Middle School Team


    Dean Chumley     Dean Chumley, LAT, ATC, CSCS


    Primary Responsibility: Head Athletic Trainer

    Chumley is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for Century High School along with assisting with Horizon Middle School.

    Education: A native of Annandale, MN, Chumley is a 2015 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Coaching. Chumley successfully earned his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) credential in June 2016.

    Contact info: Cell 612-220-9903; CLICK HERE to email Dean.


    Brendon Ehrlich     Brendon Ehrlich, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Ehrlich is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for Horizon Middle School along with assisting with Century High School.

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND, Ehrlich is a 2017 graduate of the University of Mary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UMary

    Contact info: Cell 701-202-2823; CLICK HERE to email Brendon.


    Legacy High School and Simle Middle School Team


    Jordan Davis     Jordan Davis, MS, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Head Athletic Trainer

    Davis is employed full-time as a Certified Athletic Trainer  with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for Legacy High School along with assisting with Simle Middle School 

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND, Davis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2015 from the University of Mary.

    Contact info: Cell 701-226-8094; CLICK HERE to email Jordan.


    Sean Cometto Sean Cometto, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Cometto is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for Simle Middle School along with assisting with Legacy High School.  and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year.

    Education: A native of Casper, WY, Cometto received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Mary in 2017 and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

    Contact info: Cell 307-315-2635; CLICK HERE to email Sean.


    Boy's and Girls' Ice Hockey (BHS, CHS, Blizzard)


  • Blaine Steiner    Blaine Steiner, MS, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Certified Athletic Trainer

    Steiner is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine. His primary responsibility is providing coverage for the Bismarck Public Schools ice hockey teams and the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats.

    Education: A native of Bismarck, ND, Steiner received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Dakota in 1992 and Master of Science degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation with a Sports Medicine emphasis from South Dakota State University in 1995.

    Contact info: Cell 701-527-1948; CLICK HERE to email Blaine.


    Help out staff


    The following members of the Sanford Orthopedic and Sports Medicine staff will help out with coverage of high school and middle school events when needed.
    Justin Bueligen     Justin Bueligen, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Bueligen is the injury prevention program manager at Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic. Bueligen, a Certified Athletic Trainer, will coordinate the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic injury prevention programs at the Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot locations overseeing company-based ergonomics, industrial athlete programs, pre-work screens/fit for duty testing and job-site analysis, including function job description programs.

    Bueligen has been with Sanford Health since 2009 and will help provide event coverage as needed during the school year.

    Contact info: Cell 701-226-0531; CLICK HERE to email Justin.


    Emily Byrne     Emily Byrne, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Byrne is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year. Byrne also provides sports medicine coverage for Washburn and Wilton High Schools for Sanford. 

    Education: A native of Reno, Nevada, Byrne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Coaching from Minot State University in 2016. Byrne is currently enrolled in the Nursing progam at the University of Mary.

    Contact info: Cell 775-219-7121; CLICK HERE to email Emily.


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     Troy Guptill, LAT, ATC, CSCS, USAW-SPC1, NRAEMT


    Primary Responsibility: Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Guptill is a Certified Athletic Trainer employed by Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year.

    Education: A native of Philip, SD, Guptill is a 2014 graduate of the University of Mary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and minors in Coaching and Wellness.

    Contact info: Cell 605-515-3892; CLICK HERE to email Troy.



    Bruce Schumacher     Bruce Schumacher, LAT, ATC

    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Schumacher is a native of Napoleon, North Dakota and is employed by Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine as a part time Certified Athletic Trainer.

    Education: Schumacher has degrees in Athletic Training, Business Administration and Business Communications from the University of Mary and a Commercial Art degree from Bismarck State College.

    Schumacher works full time as a loan officer at a local bank and has been employed in the financial industry for over 25 years.

    Contact info: Cell 701-471-7276; CLICK HERE to email Bruce.
    Nichole Sommers     Nichole Sommers, DPT, LAT, ATC


    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Sommers is a member of the Sanford Sports Medicine staff. Her primary responsibility is working at Sanford Outpatient Physical Therapy. She will provide coverage at area high school sporting events as needed.

    Education: Nicole received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Mary in 2004 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007.

    Contact info: CLICK HERE to email Nichole.


    Samantha Stroh     Samantha Stroh, LAT, ATC, CSHE

    Primary Responsibility: Lead Athletic Trainer, Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine.

    Stroh provides coverage for Bismarck State College. Prior to BSC, her primary responsibility was providing coverage for Bismarck High School.

    Stroh has ten years of professional experience as a Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer. She was born and raised in Bismarck, ND and is a graduate of Bismarck High. For the past eight years, she has been employed with Sanford Sports Medicine as a Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer. She works with youth, high school and collegiate athletes. Stroh is also certified in Health Ergonomics. She does ergonomic assessments for all in-house employees at Sanford Health. Prior to Sanford Sports Medicine, she was employed as an Athletic Trainer for the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Minnesota.

    Education: Stroh received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Mary in 2003 and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006.

    Contact info: Office 701-323-8943, Cell 701-471-9799, CLICK HERE to email Sam.
    Candy Vander Wal     Candy Vander Wal, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS


    Primary Responsibility: Help out

    Vander Wal is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sanford Bismarck Sports Medicine and will help provide coverage as needed during the school year. Vander Wal also provides sports medicine coverage for Shiloh Christian School for Sanford. 

    Education: A native of Washburn, North Dakota, Wander Wal received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a Wellness minor in 2015 and Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2017 from the University of Mary. Wal successfully earned her CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) credential in October 2017.

    Contact info: Cell 701-315-0345; CLICK HERE to email Candy.