The Team

The Team

J. Pat Evans MD
Medical Director Emeritus
J. Pat is a native of Texas and the ultimate doctor in the sport of rodeo. He attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington on a football scholarship. When he was injured playing ball he became a student athletic trainer. After graduation he attended the Grady Vaughn School of Physical Therapy and was then accepted to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. J. Pat continued his education where he became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was the Team Physician for the Dallas Cowboys from 1970 to 1989 and the Dallas Mavericks from 1980 to 1992. Doctor Evans started covering rodeos in the 1970's for friend and cowboy (both football and rodeo) Walt Garrison. It was at one of these events that he and Don Andrews envisioned sports medicine for the professional rodeo athlete which became a reality in 1981. J. Pat Evans is not only an innovator being one of the first physicians in the country to dedicate his medical practice to sports medicine but saw the need for the rodeo cowboy to be treated the same as a Dallas Cowboy. J. Pat and Joan have three grown children and live in Dallas, Texas in the winter and Victor, (Colorado Springs) Colorado in the summer. Dr. Evans is also a 2004 inductee into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
Tandy R. Freeman MD
Medical Director
Tandy R. Freeman, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon based in Dallas, TX, is the Medical Director and Head Team Doctor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) Justin Sportsmedicine Team. Tandy began working with rodeo cowboys as an orthopedic surgeon in 1994 and is now considered one of the premier rodeo physicians in the world. In this role and as Medical Director of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), he attends to rodeo and bull riding athletes at over 100 PRCA and PBR performances a year, has witnessed over 50,000 bull rides in the past 17 years, and has tended to thousands of athletes from the high school level to professional world champions. In addition to caring for rodeo athletes, he has served in various roles for a number of amateur and professional teams including Head Team Physician for the Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association, 1996-2001), as well as maintaining a sports medicine practice devoted to treating the injuries of all types of athletes. Tandy and his wife Maureen live in Dallas, TX.
Mike Rich PTA, ATC/L
Executive Director
Mike has been involved with the Justin Sportsmedicine Team since 1990, and served as a Program Manager since 1994. Having been raised on a ranch in southwest Kansas, he was familiar with the program and began as a Program Associate covering rodeos in Arizona while attending Arizona State University. Mike is a graduate of ASU where he received dual degrees in exercise science and education. He is also a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer who has served on the state board of directors as well as national association committees. In 1991, Mike opened a physical therapy clinic, SPORT Rehabilitation in Mesa, Arizona. Later, he became Regional Co-Director for Physiotherapy Associates, managing the operation of physical therapy clinics throughout Arizona. In 2007, Mike started the Restore Group of physical therapy clinics in Arizona. He currently owns, manages, and practices in the Restore Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic in Gilbert (Phoenix). Upon Don Andrews’ retirement in 2009, Mike was awarded the title of Executive Director of the Justin Sportsmedicine Team, and now manages and directs each aspect of the program. Mike is married to Mindy and they live in Gilbert, Arizona, with their twin sons Jacob and Joshua.
Rick Foster MS, ATC
Program Director
Rick helped organize the National Little Britches Rodeo Sports Medicine Program and first worked with the Justin Sportsmedicine Team in 1981 as a Program Associate at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver. He grew up in Colorado and was very active in skiing in the winter and ranch work in the summer. Rick graduated from the University of Colorado in 1981 as a varsity letterman from the NCAA Ski Team. He went on to obtain a Masters degree in exercise physiology from CU while assisting the US Ski Team, as well as competing at rodeos and AQHA horse shows. Rick is a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and worked for a number of years with the Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins. He was both a clinical trainer and outreach coordinator for their sports medicine program, emphasizing in youth and college rodeo. Having covered more rodeos for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team than anyone else currently in the Program, Rick has worked the National Western in Denver every year since the program started in 1981. In 2009, Rick was awarded a Buckle honoring his 25 Years as a Program Manager. In 2010, Rick took on the additional administrative role of Program Director for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team, overseeing many of the day-to-day operations of the program. Rick and his wife Christine live in Longmont, Colorado, with their daughter Shayla and son Owen.
Jill Miller LAT
Jill has worked with the Justin Sportsmedicine Team as a Licensed Athletic Trainer volunteer at the PRCA Mesquite Championship Rodeo since the summer of 1998. She was at the rodeo most Fridays and Saturdays from April to September and moved to the position of Justin Sportsmedicine Team Program Manager in 2005. Along with her duties at the Mesquite Rodeo, Jill now covers a number of events throughout the country. She is a native of Southern California and graduated from the University of North Texas in 1998. In addition to working with the Justin Sportsmedicine Team, Jill also teaches Physical Education and coaches Varsity Softball. Jill and her husband Chad currently live in Wylie, TX.
Erik Nason ATC
Erik, a Certified Athletic Trainer originally from Pennsylvania, moved south to Florida in 1998. Erik is employed as an ATC at the Kennedy Space Center's onsite sports medicine program. Its purpose is to serve the needs of the employees and to support astronaut care during launch and landing. During this time, Erik became a Program Associate with the Justin Boots Sportsmedicine Team, assisting Program Manager Dale Kiecke in the coverage of several Florida rodeos. In 2002, he became a Program Manager for the Justin Boots Sportsmedicine Team covering the Southeastern Circuit and several events along the Xtreme Bull Tour. Erik did not grow up in the sport of rodeo but had a love for extreme sports and the Justin Boots Sportsmedicine Team was a perfect fit. Erik's love for extreme sports opened opportunities to work with the American Lemans Racing Series where he has provided sports medicine care for the past 10 years to teams such as Factory Corvette Racing, North American Audi Racing, and Penske Racing. He covers professional Wake Boarding events in Florida as well. Erik resides in Titusville, FL and is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer and has two awesome children, Chloe and Chase.
Doug Olle ATC
Doug first covered a rodeo for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team as a Program Associate in 1995 after many years working with two of the original Program Associates, Larry Gardner PT, ATC and Kevin Benton, PT, ATC. He has always enjoyed rodeo sports medicine and the unique challenges the athletes bring to the training room. Doug has many years of experience as a Licensed Athletic Trainer with school and clinical settings in East Texas. He is now a Program Manager and oversees numerous PRCA rodeos and special events for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team. Doug graduated as a Licensed Athletic Trainer from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1985, and served as a graduate assistant in the sports medicine department there from 1985-87. He and his wife Mary live with their blue heeler, Racer, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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