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Community Health Network will support area athletes during the NFL Combine; Community’s sports medicine team will work with local college players

For release on February 21, 2012

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network’s sports medicine team is providing services for athletes training at the Church of Iron Sports Performance Center for the NFL Combine, February 22-28, in Indianapolis. The NFL Combine is the annual skills testing event, featuring the best college football players in the nation, who are invited to participate by the NFL. Community’s team is working with:

From Butler University:

  • Grant Hunter
  • Ross Teare

From Marian University:

  • Nick Bradford
  • Dustin Craig
  • Julian Williams

Former Pro w/ KC Chiefs:

  • Rashad Barksdale

Community’s team features Frank Wilson, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, who serves as medical director for Community’s sports medicine program; a certified strength and conditioning athletic trainer; and a registered dietitian. The athletes-in-training are from area colleges. They will utilize athletic training services during and after intensive workout sessions for stretching, strength exercises, nutritional counseling and yoga instruction. Physician and physical therapy services are also available to the athletes, as needed.

“We’re excited to partner with Community’s sports medicine staff,” said Kiel Holman, CSCS, USAW, CrossFitL1, executive director of Church of Iron. “It is a real benefit to the athletes to have access to the network’s expertise and staff, available at our performance center for onsite care during and immediately following strenuous workouts.”

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 100 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

About Church of Iron
Church of Iron is an elite training center. We are a group of coaches dedicated to accelerating each athlete's development through safe and effective training. We are also committed to making a positive impact within our community through promoting an active lifestyle. Utilizing over 50 years of knowledge and experience allows us to design training protocol to maximize each athlete's abilities. We combine all of this with an atmosphere that demands success. Our philosophy is simple; Athlete Focused, Science Based, Performance Driven, Coach Directed. To learn more visit churchofiron.com or call 317-755-3244.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations