Office Phone: 612-625-0723
Chris Ashton is entering his twelfth season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Minnesota working with the Golden Gopher Football team. Ashton, a Wheeling, WV native, graduated from West Virginia University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in Athletic Training. Ashton is familiar with the Big Ten, working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Michigan football program from 2000-2002. He received his Masters' of Science degree in Kinesiology from Michigan in April 2002 prior to his arrival at Minnesota. Ashton has presented at numerous conferences at the local, regional, and national levels on topics including concussion evaluation & management, athletic pubaligia, shoulder instability, and trauma injuries. He is the current Vice-President of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association.
Chris and his wife Kayla reside in Robbinsdale, MN.Clinical Interests
Concussion Recognition and Management
Functional RehabilitationMuscle Energy Techniques
Hanson and Smith Named to All-Tourney Team
5/28/2017 - Baseball
The University of Minnesota’s Toby Hanson and Jordan Smith were voted to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team Sunday.
Spagnola Makes It Six
5/27/2017 - W. Track & Field
Emma Spagnola punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles as the sixth Gopher to advance through the NCAA West Prelim.
4x100 Meter Relay Breaks School Record
5/27/2017 - M. Track & Field
The Minnesota 4x100 meter relay squad of Jordan Charles, Brad Neumann, Jordan Webb and Luca Wieland clocked a 39.80 to finish 16th in the event while the mark just edged the previous...