John Edwards Selected Team Athletic Trainer for USA Wrestling Team Tournament in Russia
John Edwards, athletic trainer and physical therapist, traveled with a team from USA Wrestling to Krasnoyarsk, Russia in January.  The team competed in the Ivan Yariguin International Senior Wrestling Tournament on January 24-26.  The tournament competition helps prepare USA wrestlers for world championship competitions.  Although Team USA wrestlers did not win any medals at this event, they gained value experience competing and interacting with wrestlers from 18 countries.

Edwards is currently a staff athletic trainer and physical therapist at Lafayette Rehabilitation Services (LRS), a Unity Healthcare partner, in Lafayette. He is also Director of Sportsmedicine for Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic (LOC).  Since 1995, Edwards has provided outpatient physical therapy care at LRS for athletes at all levels of sports competition.  Working with the physicians at LOC, he also provides athletic training coverage for area high school athletic events.

This is the sixth time Edwards has traveled overseas with a team from USA Wrestling.  He also served as a volunteer athletic trainer when a team traveled to Bulgaria (2013), Hungary (2012), Slovenia and Bulgaria (2011), Ukraine (2009) and to Greece (2008).