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
Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships
6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field
Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.
Watch: 3M Arena at Mariucci Ice Painting
6/20/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
Watch this time lapse of the ice being painted in the summer of 2018 at 3M Arena at Mariucci, home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers!
WNBA Update, Vol. 1
6/20/2018 - W. Basketball
Approximately a third of the way through the 2018 WNBA season, three former Gophers are playing in the league and trying to position their respective teams into the playoff picture.