Sports Affiliations

Sports Affiliations

TRIA Sports Medicine team cares for athletes at all levels. The same care given to elite athletes is available to all TRIA patients. Our experts have years of experience returning athletes back to competition. No matter the injury, we have providers available to access and treat it.

Minnesota Wild logo, TRIA Orthopaedic Center the official Medical Provider of the MN WildMinnesota Wild 

TRIA, Regions Hospital and the Minnesota Wild have a long-standing partnership dating back to the team’s inaugural season in 2000. Regions is the preferred hospital of the Minnesota Wild, and its event medicine team is available at all home games to care for fans and respond to life-threatening emergencies. TRIA is the team’s exclusive orthopedic partner, providing on-ice medical coverage to the Wild and visiting teams. TRIA sports medicine surgeon Dr. Joel Boyd has been the team physician for the Wild since 2000, while Dr. Brad Nelson joined the medical team in 2008. As the official team physicians, Drs. Boyd and Nelson attend practices and games, conduct yearly physicals and help the players get back on the ice after injury. TRIA physical therapists John Bottoms, DPT, and Justin Nicol, DPT, are also an important part of the Wild’s medical team, helping players rehabilitate after injury.

In 2017, TRIA became the naming rights partner to the Minnesota Wild’s new practice facility – TRIA Rink. It’s home to the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Whitecaps, Hamline University and open to the community for open skate and events.

 Minnesota Twins

Since 1986, Dr. John Steubs has been the medical director and team physician for the Minnesota Twins. As the team physician, Dr. Steubs attends practices and games, providing care for players, coaches and umpires. 

Minnesota Whitecaps

TRIA has been the official medical provider for the  Minnesota Whitecaps since 2018. The Whitecaps medical team, led by Dr. Anne Moore, marked the first all-female medical staff for a professional sports team in the U.S. The Minnesota Whitecaps games are held at TRIA Rink in Saint Paul.

Professional Sports 

Team Team Physician Team Physical Therapist
Minnesota Wild Joel Boyd, MD
Brad Nelson, MD                                        
John Bottoms, DPT 
Justin Nicol, DPT
Minnesota Twins John Steubs, MD  
Minnesota Whitecaps  Anne Moore, MD   
Former Minnesota Vikings  Joel Boyd, MD 
Gary Fetzer, MD   
David Fischer, MD  
Alan Markman, MD                                     
Former Timberwolves David Fischer, MD  

Collegiate Sports

Gustavus Aldolphus logo, TRIA Orthopaedic Center eam Doctor at Gustavus Adolphus College

College Team Physician
Dakota County Technical College  Marc Tompkins, MD                                                                              Athletic Trainer: Bethany Clute, MA, ATR, ATC
Gustavus Adolphus College  Gary Fetzer, MD
University of Minnesota – Football Joel Boyd, MD
University of Minnesota – Men’s Gymnastics  Jonathan Braman, MD
University of Minnesota – Men’s Hockey & Basketball Brad Nelson, MD
University of Minnesota – Soccer  Fernando Peña, MD
University of Minnesota – Women’s Hockey Heather Bergeson, MD, CAQ
University of Minnesota – Women’s Basketball & Volleyball Elizabeth Arendt, MD

High School Sports

High School Team Physician
Academy of Holy Angels Athletic Trainer: Zach Barbur, ATR, ATC
Benilde – St. Margaret Anne Moore, MD, CAQ 
Bloomington Jefferson High School Mark Alexander, MD, CAQ
Bloomington Kennedy High School Alex Noll, DO, CAQ                                                                                Athletic Trainer: Jesse Newell, MS, ATC
Central High School Ashley TeKippe, MD                                                                              Athletic Trainer: Andrea Brelji
Como Park Senior High School Todd Johnson, MD                                                                                Athletic Trainers: Lindsay Knight and Emily Bentow
DeLaSalle High School Marc Tompkins, MD 
Eden Prairie High School Rob Johnson, MD, CAQ
Edison High School Athletic Trainer: Andrew Olson, ATR, ATC
Harding High School Athletic Trainer: Joey Timgren, MS, ATR, ATC
Hill Murray High School Matt Hofkens, DO
Humboldt High School Athletic Trainer: Samantha Kieser, ATR, ATC
Johnson High School Athletic Trainer: Christina Neville, MS, ATR, ATC, NREMT
Mounds View High School Steve Greer, MD
North Minneapolis High School Athletic Trainer: Chase Davis
North St. Paul High School Todd Johnson, MD
Patrick Henry High School Athletic Trainer: Kayla Uptagrafft, ATR, ATC
Roosevelt High School Larik Woronzoff, MD, CAQ                                                                  Athletic Trainer: Sonya Eickum, MS, ATR, ATC
South High School Scott Linger, MD                                                                                    Athletic Trainer: Kallie Schmit, ATR, ATC
Southwest High School  Jarred Holt, MD                                                                                    Athletic Trainer: Kelsey Gleich, MS, ATR, ATC
Spring Lake Park High School Matt Hofkens, DO
St. Croix Lutheran High School Nick Edwards, MD, MPH                                                                    Athletic Trainer: Jalisa Philips, MS, ATR, ATC
St. Louis Park High School Nick Esala, DO, CAQ and Greg Hildebrand, MD                            Athletic Trainer: Joshua Brodersen, MATRG, ATR, ATC, CKTP
Washburn High School Chris DeFalco, MD                                                                                Athletic Trainer: Reggie Ronning, MS, ATR, ATC
Washington High School Athletic Trainer: Andy Cohorst, LAT, ATC

Sports Organizations and Associations 

Minnesota Magicians logo, TRIA ORthopaedic Center team doctor for the Minnesota Magicians

Organizations Team Physician
Battle Creek Sting Football Christopher Adams, MD
Da Beauty League Anne Moore, MD CAQ
East Ridge Athletic Association  
Fusion Soccer  
Metro Baseball League  
Minnesota Magicians Hockey Anne Moore, MD, CAQ                                                                          Athletic Trainer: Chris Walker, MS, ATR, ATC, NASM-PES
U.S. Figure Skating and USA Gymnastics Team Robyn Knutson-Bueling, MD, CAQ, MS
U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team Heather Cichanowski, MD, CAQ
United States Tennis Association  
Woodbury Baseball Association  

Community Partnerships

Pinky Swear Foundation
Positive Coaching Alliance
Starter Sports Training
Twin Cities Soccer Leagues


Championships and Tournaments 

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships 
U.S. Racquetball Championships 
USAPA Middle States Regional Championship 
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