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Bruya-Wood Winners

Spring 2019

Faculty Judge Awards
Grand Prize for Outstanding Work: $300 Scholarship: Bryce Richard for “Leveling the Playing Field: Exercise to Increase Executive Functioning in Adolescents with ADHD”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Alexa Erickson & Allison Thurston for “Effects of Yoga on Elderly Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia ”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Clare Chartier & Hallie Music for “High Altitude Training and Immune Function ”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Kylie Hoogendyk for “Exercise Decreases Fall Risk in Multiple Sclerosis ”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Rachael Christman for “Resistance training considerations for femoroacetabular impingement ”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Amanda Chamberlin & Demri Toop for “ Effects of Late Night Exercise on Sleep ”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Madison Odiorne for “HIIT Improves Quality of Life of Psoriatic Arthritis ”
Student Judge Awards
    • Most Creative Topic: Cassidy McGhehey & Caitlin Payne for “The Effects of Exercise Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy”
    • Most Creative Topic: Allison Moore for “Barriers and being successful in creating exercise programs for pre-adolescents with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD).”
    • Best Presentation: Nickolas Camarata for “Community exercise for COPD: A restoration of confidence in daily activity”
    • Best Presentation: Bobbi Hanson & Carmen Hewlett for “Physical Education Classes Focused on Physiological Responses Versus Set Standards”
    • Most Innovative Poster Design: Shweta Mohan & Crystal Titzkowski for “The effects of temperature on cardiac output with aerobic exercise.”
    • Best Professional Attire: Joseph Kwon for “Energy Expenditure and Cardiovascular Response on Lower Limb Amputees”
    • Best Professional Attire: Tristan Turner for “Effects of different concussion rehab”

Fall 2018

Faculty Judge Awards
Grand Prize for Outstanding Work: $300 Scholarship: Collette Edge for “Parkinson’s HAAO group fitness to maintain improved motor function post-therapy”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Stephanie Boone & Morgan Cannon for “Sedentary and Struggling – how physical activity can improve academic achievement and BMI in children ”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Cameron Chase & Brett Stewart for “Effects of Creatine Supplementation and Resistance Training on Muscular Strength and Body Composition in the Elderly ”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Cameron Dwyer for “The effect of exercise on Quality of Life and Range of Motion in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy ”
  • Outstanding Presentation:  Hanna Houck for “Effects of exercise training interventions in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia”
  • Outstanding Presentation:  Gretchen Stolte for “Reducing Second Stroke Risk Factors by Improving Functional Mobility”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Collette Edge & Madison Hanson for “Utilization of the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model (YPAP) to Identify Effective Interventions to Promote Youth Physical Activity ”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Katie Iverson & Allison Marken for “ The effects of creatine supplementation on lower limb strength ”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Erika Mattson for “Gut Microbiome Modulation with Exercise ”
Student Judge Awards
    • Most Creative Topic: Jill Davidson & Logan Moore for “The Effect of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients”
    • Most Creative Topic: Morgan Davis for “Bone Cancer Survivors and Their Return to Exercise “
    • Best Presentation: Dayton Krull for “Effects of Exercise on LDL, HDL and Total Cholesterol “
    • Best Presentation: Zoe Strom & Natasha Tall for “The Effects of Exercise on Brain Atrophy”
    • Most Innovative Poster Design: Rachelle Ibanez for “How Exercise Improves the Quality of Life in Individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease “
    • Most Innovative Poster Design: Haley McCann & Kwabena Opoku Mensah for “Exercise and Caffeine Improve Cognitive Performance “
    • Best Professional Attire: Joseph Barnum for “Decreasing Pain by Making Gains: Strength Training and Fibromyalgia”
    • Best Professional Attire: Alessandra Campagnaro for “The Importance of Exercise in the Reduction of Obesity in the Workplace”

Spring 2018

Faculty Judge Awards
Grand Prize for Outstanding Work: $300 Scholarship: Elizabeth Le & Brandon Lee for “Exercise-Induced Capillary Growth in Skeletal Muscle and the Dynamics of VEGF”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Kylie Hoogendyk & Gretchen Stolte for “Plyometric Training Effects on Youth Performance Enhancement ”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Kaylee Marcinko for “The Benefits of Exergaming for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy ”
  • Outstanding Presentation: Michael Young for “Multitasking: Improving Through Dual-Task Training in Post Stroke Patients ”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Nickolas Camarata & Cameron Dwyer for “The Analysis of Factors that Cause Fatigue During Matches and Application to Intra-Exercise Training Methods to Aide in Performance Decrements for Soccer Matches”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Bryce Magee & Sarah Rothwell for “Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Hippocampus Volume in Older Adults”
  • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Joshua Moore for “Exercise programs benefit children diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”
Student Judge Awards
      • Most Creative Topic: Travis Clarke for “Effects of Exercise on Treating Epilepsy”
      • Most Creative Topic: Kallee Corbin & Amy Matchell for “Benefits of Yoga for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis “
      • Best Presentation: Katie Bucy for “The Importance of Practicing Balance to Prevent Falls During Pregnancy”
      • Best Presentation: Courtney Reed for “Benefits of an Exercise Intervention Program for Frail, Older Adults”
      • Most Innovative Poster Design: Katie Bucy & Joe Gottsch for “Protein Intake and Muscle Recovery After Resistance Training”
      • Most Innovative Poster Design: Sheridan Howell & Sarah Walkinshaw for “Structural and Functional Changes of the Heart Caused by Prolonged Endurance Exercise”
      • Best Professional Attire: Blake Bussing & Eddie Garcia for “The Effect of Exercise Therapy on Depressive Symptoms in Patients with History of Heart Disease”
      • Best Professional Attire: Kendyl Van Hout for “Changing the Physiology of Coronary Artery Disease with Exercise”

Fall 2017

Faculty Judge Awards
Grand Prize for Outstanding Work: $300 Scholarship: Nicole Walden for “Exploring Chronic Migraine Management with Mindful-Based Yoga”
      • Outstanding Presentation: Oliver Cockerham for “Climbing over Parkinson’s Disease”
      • Outstanding Presentation: Jessica Beitner for “Motivational Factors of Physical Activity in Older Women with Osteoporosis”
      • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Andrew Au & Alyse Bailey for “Immediate Detection in Sport Related Concussions”
      • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Ariel Bowman for “The Effects of Group Exercises on Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis”
      • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Travis Clarke & Michael Young for “Exercise Physiology in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction”
Student Judge Awards
        • Most Creative Topic: Jordan Tingman for “Exercise Intervention Post TBI in Reduction of the Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease”
        • Most Creative Topic: Aspen Ranz for “Physiological Adaptation or Cardiac Pathology?  Digging Deeper into the Athletic Heart”
        • Most Creative Topic: Berkley VanHout for “Exercise Effects on Brain Volume in Alzheimer’s Disease”
        • Best Presentation: Alex Cox & Anna DeTray for “Return to Play and Re-Injury Rates in High School Athletes, Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear”
        • Best Presentation: Elidh Brown & Michaela Gospe for “The Effects of Varying Exercise Type on Alleviating Depressive Symptoms”
        • Most Innovative Poster Design: Savannah de la Combe for “Physically Working Together to Reduce Depression”
        • Most Innovative Poster Design: John Baker, Alex Cox & Daniel Mitchell for “The Relationship Between Exercise Intensity and Perceived Stress”
        • Best Professional Attire: Joel Ledezma for “Motivation for Adherence to Physical Activity Despite Chronic Lower Back Pain”

Spring 2017

Faculty Judge Awards
          • Grand Prize for Outstanding Work:  $300 Scholarship: Shelby Monson for “Mechanisms in Reducing Nerve Pain in Phantom Limb and Diabetic Neuropathy ”
          • Outstanding Presentation: Jay-J Yarbrough-Jones & Isaac Mitz for “Rehabilitation of Overhead Athletes: Increasing Rate of “Return-To-Play”
          • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Hailey Cates for “Examining the Impact of Mindfulness on Physical Activity Enjoyment”
Student Judge Awards
          • Most Creative Topic:  Molly Sullivan for “Exploring Tai Chi and Yoga as a Therapeutic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis”
          • Best Presentation:  Sidnee Glenn for “Exercise and Psychosocial Fears of Women with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema (BCRL)”
          • Best Presentation:  CJ Allen for “Fighting the ailments of CFS one efficient exercise movement at a time”
          • Most Innovative Poster Design:  Ali Girard for “The Role of Strength Training in Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis”
          • Best Professional Attire:  Octavio Moreno-Preciado for “Application of Exercise to Combat Obesity Induced Inflammation”

Fall 2016

Faculty Judge Awards
Grand Prize for Outstanding Work:  $300 Scholarship: Madeline Roberts for “Motor Imagery and Action Observation: Innovative Cognitive-Motor Rehabilitation Techniques in Patients Afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease”
          • Outstanding Presentation: Bayleigh Steed for “Using Exercise to Alter HPA Axis Sensitivity in Adults with Depression”
          • Outstanding Critical Thinking: William Wolcott for “Stability Exercise Intervention for Lumbopelvic Pain Management During Pregnancy”
Student Judge Awards
          • Most Creative Topic:  Hannah Smith for “The Benefits of Physical Activity for Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy”
          • Best Presentation:  Daniel Flores for “Postmenopausal Women: How Resistance Training Effects Bone Mineral Density”
          • Most Innovative Poster Design:  Natalie Clausing for “The Effects of Resistance Training on Bradykinesia in Parkinson’s Patients”
          • Most Innovative Poster Design:  Natalie Reetz for ” Symptoms of PTSD Improving by the Implementation of Mindful-Based Exercise”
          • Best Professional Attire:  Marisa Manus for “Increasing Exercise Compliance in Dementia Patients”

Spring 2016

Faculty Judge Awards
          • Grand Prize for Outstanding Work:  $300 Scholarship:  Joseph Copeland for “Balance and Falling when Exercising with CIPN”
          • Outstanding Presentation: Frank Carney for “Autonomic Tone:  Effects of Muscular Contractions on Blood Pressure”
          • Outstanding Critical Thinking:  Bethany Pupava & Isabella Watt for “Effects of Resistance Training on Running Economy”
Student Judge Awards
          • Most Creative Topic:  Sidnee Glenn and Brittany Reid for “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus:  Exercise Outcomes on Activities of Daily Living and Health Related Quality of Life”
          • Best Presentation:  Alee Bryan for “Exercise and the Treatment of Postpartum Depression”
          • Most Innovative Poster Design:  Maddy St. John for “The Effects of Exercise on Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments”
          • Best Professional Attire:  Allie Nunn and Annalise Odegaard for “Stress Dampening Effects of Physical Activity in Children”

Fall 2015

Faculty Judge Awards
          • Grand Prize for Outstanding Work:  $300 Scholarship:  Courtney Batts for “Resistance Training Effects on Body Composition in Obese Population”
          • Outstanding Presentation:  Kelsie Holtzlider for “Spinal Loading with Weight Lifting and Chronic Low Back Pain Relief”
          • Outstanding Presentation:  Trevor Novobielski for “Effects of Chronic Exercise on Fibromyalgia Syndrome”
          • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Brandon Austin for “The Impact of Exercise Intervention on the Vascular Health of Adolescent Youth”
          • Outstanding Critical Thinking:  Zack Schneider and Skylar Vieselmeyer for “When Exercise Becomes Too Much:  Exertional Rhabdomyolysis”
Student Judge Awards
          • Most Creative Topic:  Fredrikke Hall and Alina Reed for “The Effects of Altitude on Performance in Elite Endurance Athletes”
          • Best Presentation:  Delaney E. Keser for “Music and Rhythm:  Revolutionizing Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease”
          • Most Innovative Poster Design:  Alyssa Ryder for “Exercise:  A Proven Medicine for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias”
          • Best Professional Attire:  Rick Ayala and Elias Whitefoot for “Proper Nutrition for Optimal Performance in Collegiate Athletes”

Spring 2015

Faculty Judge Awards
          • Grand Prize for Outstanding Work: $300 scholarship: Brandon Todd and Alee Bryan for “Rapid Weight Loss in Combat Sports”
          • Outstanding Presentation: Abigail Wojtanowicz for “Biomechanical Benefits of Exercise on Patients with Parkinson’s Disease”
          • Outstanding Critical Thinking: Mike McAdie and Darius Porter for “Improving Functional Movement in Youth” and Alex Waddell and Megan Kubitz for “Coffee Negates Effects of Caffeine as Ergogenic Aid”
Student Judge Awards
      • Most Creative Topic: Annie Leendertsen and Caitlin Prouse for “The Relationship Between Military Body Armor and Thermoregulation”
      • Best Presentation: MacKenzie Wilson and Mitchell Tetschner for “Efficacy of the Functional Movement Screen to Predict Injury Susceptibility”
      • Most Innovative Poster Design: Chris Stokesbary and Julia Colosimo for “Effects of Exercise in Treating Postpartum Depression”
      • Best Professional Attire: Clinton Marshall for “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Resistance Training” and Emily Mills and Kaya Knaggs for “Cardiovascular Fitness and Effect on Academic Performance”
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