Local athletic trainer, Joshua Adame of Clovis West High School, named regional nominee for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

Joshua Adame, ATC, certified athletic trainer at Clovis West High School, has been named the regional nominee for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As the regional nominee, Adame will advance on to join other regional nominees from across the nation to be considered The Newell Award National Athletic Trainer of the Year, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

In partnership with local orthopaedic practices, such as Sierra Pacific Orthopedics in Fresno, The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide local athletic communities. Based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, nominees for The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award are determined regionally. Nearly a hundred exceptional shared experiences from community members were received in support of Adame’s regional nomination for the National Award. 

“The outpouring of support from community members on Mr. Adame’s behalf has been tremendous and certainly well-deserved,” says Director of Sports Medicine at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics Richard "Rick" Lembo, MS, ATC, PTA, CSCS. “We feel honored to acknowledge his efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community’s athletes.”

Adame, a certified local athletic trainer for the community and head athletic trainer for Clovis West High School, received his associate of science degree in sports medicine from the College of the Sequoias in Visalia; he then went on earn his bachelor of science degree in athletic training from California State University, Fresno. He has been extremely involved in the sports medicine community since 2015, caring for injured athletes and educating future athletic trainers through his work.

In addition to Adame, there were other exceptional candidates considered for regional nomination for The 2017 – 2018 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award including Katelyn Khal of Clovis North Educational Center. 

“The testimonials received on behalf of all the candidates demonstrate how fortunate we are at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics to work with such an incredible group of medical professionals,” continues Lembo. “It is also a reminder to our communities how lucky we are to have them on the sidelines for our student athletes.” 

To learn more about The Newell Award, visit www.TheNewellAward.com/Spoc-Ortho.