Chris Ashton
Chris Ashton

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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 Rehabilitation
Muscle Energy Techniques


Game 8: Minnesota at Illinois

10/24/2016 - Football

Minnesota plays at Illinois at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The game can be seen on BTN and can be heard on KFAN.

Wagner on Preseason All-B1G Team

10/24/2016 - W. Basketball

The junior guard from New Richland, Minn., is the Gophers' returning scoring leader.

Smith Honored By B1G

10/24/2016 - Football

Rodney Smith was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the week after recording 257 all-purpose yards against Rutgers.

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