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Tim Weesner



Associate Director of Athletic Training

Office: Lied Recreation Center Athletic Training Room


Tel: (515) 294-4598

Sport: Wrestling


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Professional Information


Tim Weesner is an Associate Director of Athletic Training and has worked full-time with Cyclone Athletics since the Fall of  2008. He currently provides athletic training services to the Iowa State Wrestling team.  He has previously worked with several Iowa State teams including Women's Soccer, Men's & Women's Track and Field & Cross Country as well as providing oversight to graduate students with Softball, Tennis and the Spirit Squads.

Professional Certifications and Credentials


  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) – 2004 to Current

  • Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) – State of Iowa Department of Public Health - Current

  • Dr. Ma's Systemic Dry Needling Certification: American Dry Needling Institute, 2016

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Lower Extremity, Certified Provider, 2010

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Performance Enhancement Specialist, 2007

  • American Red Cross – Professional Rescuer Certifications – Current

  • NPI Member #1043252711

Work Experience


Iowa State University - Associate Director of Athletic Training - 2018 to Present

Iowa State University - Assistant Director of Athletic Training - 2008 to 2018

Arizona State University - Assistant Athletic Trainer - 2006 to 2008
Iowa State University - Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer - 2004 to 2006

McFarland Clinic in Ames, Iowa - Outreach Athletic Trainer - 2004



Iowa State University - Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science with Emphasis in Athletic Training

December 2003


Iowa State University - Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

May 2006


Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Service


  • Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine, Council Chair and District 5 Representative to the NATA ICSM: March 2021 - Present

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine Workgroups:

  • NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine, Big 12 Conference Representative: 2019-present

  • Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine 2014-Present

  • Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society Annual Symposium, Education Program Co-Coordinator 2014

  • Board of Certification Cut-Score Panelist in Omaha, NE 2011

  • Board of Certification Examination Proctor 2005-2006

  • Volunteer Athletic Trainer for Special Olympics of Iowa 2005-Present

  • Medical Team Member for Pat Tillman Foundation's "Pat's Run" in Tempe, AZ 2005 & 2006

  • American Heart Association Kid's Ball, Arizona State University 2006


Honors & Awards


  • Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year, 2020

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Lifesaver Award, 2006

Family & Other Activities


Wife: Molly

Children:  Ellie, Cecilia, Maggie & Jacob


Director of youth soccer program for more than 300 kids at Ankeny First United Methodist Church


Lectures, Presentations & Publications


  • Weesner, Tim (2017). Skin Infections: "Which Athletes are at Greatest Risk?" NASN School Nurse 32(4), 235-237.

  • Big 12 Medical Aspects of Sport Symposium.  "Femoralacetabular Impingement in a Collegiate Wrestler"  May 2010

  • Highland Junior High School Career Day Lecture, Gilbert, Arizona 2008

Courses Taught


A TR 425 - Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (2008-2016)

A TR 489 - Review of Athletic Training Competencies (2008-2021)

A TR 323/324 - Therapeutic Modalities  for Athletic Trainers (2017-2019)

A TR 505 - Therapeutic Modalities  and Clinical Interventions (2020-present)


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