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Daniel Wentzel

About Daniel

Daniel Wentzel is a part of Gunnison Valley Health’s Rehabilitation and Athletic Medicine department serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Western Colorado University.

Before Daniel became a strength coach, he graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He became a licensed professional engineer before changing careers! Daniel has since received his USA weightlifting Level 1 certification, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach certification and Crossfit Level 2 Coach certification.

When the opening became available with WCU and Gunnison Valley Health, Daniel was excited – it met all his criteria: small town in the mountains, close access to water and outdoor adventures and a smaller NCAA school with a variety of sports teams.

Daniel’s favorite part of the job is working with a variety of athletes to help them perform in the current sports and he also enjoys helping them develop habits that will benefit them in life after sport.