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Waco Texas Athletic Trainer Chosen for Rio

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Amateur Sports

Waco Texas Athletic Trainer Chosen for Rio

Article reposted from KWTX10
Author: Erin Zeller

Waco native Jody Moore is an athletic trainer at Southwest Sports Medicine at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Hospital.

Moore was chosen to be on a select team of athletic trainers to assist the USA Olympic athletes in Rio de Janeiro.

After working at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, the medical director for the U.S. Olympic Committee offered him a spot on the 2016 Olympic medical staff.

While at the Olympic Games, Moore will be working with athletes in injury prevention, evaluation, manual therapy, and stretching to prepare for their competitions.

Moore got his first experience as an athletic trainer while he attended Midway High School in 2001. He then went on to graduate from Baylor University in 2005 with a Bacehlor’s Degree in Athletic Training, then received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has been working the sidelines of sporting events as a high school athletic trainer at local schools in McGregor and Hubbard.