About Us

Jensen Brent

Owner/Director of Training

Jensen is a 2003 graduate of Miami University. Upon completion of his studies at Miami, Jensen accepted a position as Sports Biomechanist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. During his 8+ years at CCHMC, Jensen worked to produce many published scientific studies relating to ACL injury prevention, physical training for youth and adolescent populations, and optimizing performance in elite athletes. Jensen has also lectured at many national and international conferences on the aforementioned topics. While at Children’s Hospital, Jensen also directed the sports performance and injury prevention training programs for young athletes. This involved both program design as well as hands-on training of athletes of all levels.

In August of 2012, his interest in working more closely with the individual athletes led Jensen to resign from his full time role at Children’s Hospital to open The Academy of Sports Performance. He still maintains close professional ties with CCHMC and regularly consults with their clinical and research staff regarding a variety of projects.

Jensen is an adjunct professor at Xavier University in the Exercise Science program and previously at Mt. St. Joe University in the Athletic Training program.

Currently, he works with athletes of all levels, from aspiring adolescents to professionals and Olympic hopefuls. This includes a wide variety of sports and physical disciplines.

Jensen has personally competed in and/or trained for a wide variety of physical activities including: wrestling, rugby, MMA, strongman, Muay Thai, and powerlifting. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Colleen) and daughters (Maggie & Lucy).

Nick Newport

Performance Coach

Nick is a 2020 graduate from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. During his time as a student, Nick worked in multiple areas of fitness/training including personal training, general fitness, sports performance, and collegiate athletics.

Nick is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and has a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. Through combining his education and personal experiences, Nick seeks to make training for ASP athletes both enjoyable and effective.

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Maddie Fitch

Performance Coach

Maddie is a 2022 graduate of Miami University where she earned a degree in Kinesiology and helped to run the Powerlifting team on campus, heading up the team’s Marketing & Media committee. Maddie is also a sports photographer and a certified referee with Powerlifting America. In 2022, Maddie placed Third overall at the IPF Equipped Junior World Powerlifting Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Maddie is an encouraging coach who aims to teach athletes about training and how those lessons in training can carry over to their daily lives.

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Austin Waterwall

Performance Coach

Austin is another Miami University Graduate from the class of 2021. He earned a degree in Kinesiology & Health and worked as the president of the Powerlifting team on campus from 2018-2021. Austin competes in powerlifting and is also a competition director as well as a Powerlifting America certified referee. Most recently Austin, along with our other ASP staff, helped to organize and run the ASP Queen City Classic powerlifting competition.

As a coach, Austin believes strength & conditioning training is a fundamental tool for athlete development and can teach athletes how to overcome challenges on the field, in the classroom, and in their personal lives. 


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