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2019 Speakers & Bios

Scott Christensen, Stillwater Area HS (Minnesota)

Scott is a proven expert in training for the cross country and track & field middle and distance runners.

  • 1997 High School National Championship
  • 13 Minnesota Team State Championships
  • 27 Individual Minnesota State Championships
  • 2003 USTFCCCA Endurance Specialist School JR Team Leader for the World Cross CountryTeam
  • 2008 SR Team Leader for the World Cross Country Team
  • USATF Level II Endurance lead unstructor



Wayne Clark, MF-Athletics

Wayne has successfully coached, presented and helped build the Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches Clinic (1500 coaches annually) as the clinic director for the past 26 years into the premiere high school clinic nationwide.

  • 30 year high school head coach in Ohio- 23 at Zanesville HS
  • Ohio Track Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Guest speaker in 21 states
  • Past 19 years with M-F Athletic as Midwest Sales Manager

Dr. Josh Glass, Georgia Sports Chiropractic

Dr. Glass is the owner of Georgia Sports Chiropractic and a sports medicine leader in Georgia with extensive experience in Youth/HS Cross Country/ Track & Field athletes.

•USA Track & Field National Team Chiropractor since 2009,  8+ World Championships and the London and Rio Olympic Games.

•UGA  and Georgia Tech Track and Field Team Chiropractor, Georgia State and Emory Athletics Team Chiropractor

•USA Track & Field Elite Athlete Medical Liaison

•Varsity letterman XC/Track University of Georgia '96

•Varsity letterman XC/Track Wheeler HS '91

Gabor Mate, Auburn Tigers/3 x Hungarian Olympian

Coach Mate brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our 2019 clinic as both a thrower and coach of throwers at all levels in the Mobile, Alabama area since 2008.  After speaking/holding clinics in the south including Louisiana, Tennessee and Florida, we are excited about his technical session on throws as well as a session he we conduct where YOU can submit video of your throwers to be critiqued and discussed!

•3x Olympian  Discus (Hungary)

•Former NCAA Discus Record Holder (218-5)

•2x NCAA Discus Champion

•5x SEC Champion (Shot  & discus)

•3x Discus NCAA All-American

•Coached Paralympic National Record Holder in Shot, Discus and Javelin

•Coached The first World Junior medalist (Silver) in the Javelin throw from the USA (242')

•Over 24 state HS State Champions in the Throws in AL

•Ambassador of VS-Athletics at clinics nationwide


Luke Syverson, Berry College Head Track & Field

Coach Syverson, the GHSA State Meet Director/Host for 1A-Private/4A/7A since the combining of classifications, brings a wealth of knowledge.  As a former athlete for Washington State in the LJ/TJ, Luke's extensive knowledge and commitment to coaches education for himself and programs he has been involved with at the high school & college level have paid off in huge dividends.

•USATF Level II Sprints/Hurdles/Relays & Officials

•USTFCCCA Technical Certification (Throws)/Head Collegiate Coach  Certification/Javelin Master’s Endorsement

•20+ years coaching at the HS, NAIA, NCAA  D1 & D3

•Started HS program from scratch that went on to win five WIAA (Washington) T&F State Championships within first six years of being started.

•First HS program in state of WA to sweep both boys & girls State Titles

•Only HS program to sweep State Titles in back to back years in any classification in state of WA

•Current and former athletes have competed in the NCAA’s, USATF Outdoor, and USATF Jr Outdoor championships in the Javelin, WT, TJ, HJ, 100m, 200m, 1500m, 3000SC, and 5000m