About Us

Jensen Brent


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

Director of Training

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 her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. In addition to her role as a Sports Performance Coach, Maddie is the director of marketing & media here at ASP. When she’s not working as a coach at ASP, Maddie spends her time competing in Powerlifting and working as a professional photographer & videographer. 

Maddie is an IPF Worlds Medalist in the sport of powerlifting. Most recently she earned bronze medals in  the Bench Press, Deadlift, and Total, as well as a silver medal in the Squat at the 2022 World Chapionships in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Austin Waterwall

Performance Coach

Austin graduated from Miami University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, and has been working in the field as a Sports Performance Coach since 2021. Austin additionally coaches and competes in the sport of powerlifting, with national and international experience coaching at meets like the Powerlifting America National Championships and the IPF World Championships. He is also a Powerlifting America certified referee and competition director, hosting 2 meets per year here at ASP: the Queen City Classic, and Buckeye Brawl.

Austin has also received the Spanish Seal of Bi-Literacy, and completed his thematic sequence in Spanish Language and Culture at Miami University.


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