Nate Stemper - BS Exercise Physiology, USAW
The passionate educator you see engaged with a group during their warm up routine or encouraging an athlete to finish a conditioning circuit hard is that of MASH Performance Director, Nate Stemper. Stemper has earned his stripes, building hundreds of relationships with athletes that will last a lifetime. His care, devotion and responsibility to the athletic and human advancement of everyone he encounters is infectious.
A bedrock of the training floor and the mind behind all athlete development, Stemper has been part of the MASH team since late 2012 after spending a number of years at Acceleration MN. A BS in Human Performance from UW-Eau Claire and a USAW certified coach with a dozen years of real life experience. There is no better leader and provider of development.
Jake Schmitz - BS Exercise Physiology
A leader by example and a consistent presence on the training floor, Jake Schmitz has a unique ability to relate to all athletes. Jake was an intern at Mash Performance in 2014, and worked tirelessly to earn the title of Head Strength Coach in 2018. He’s worked with every athlete that has walked through our doors, and is an organizational pillar at MASH. A polished technical coach and avid bodybuilder himself, Schmitz is extremely creative and understands how to get the most out of an athlete’s abilities.
Schmitz has helped establish MASH Performance as the go-to place to receive top end personal training at a small group training rate.
Mike Brasch - MS Exercise Physiology
The Chanhassen, MN native came to Mash Performance in 2019 after serving as an Assistant Director of Sports Performance at Northern Illinois University. While at NIU he was the head of all facets of Sports Performance for Huskie Baseball, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, as well as an assistant on the Football Performance staff. Prior to that, he served as a Physical Performance Coach with the Colorado Rockies Organization, heading the MiLB AA Club, the Hartford Yard Goats. He also served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Minnesota State University where he designed and implemented all facets of strength and conditioning for Baseball, Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field Throwers, Men’s and Women’s Golf programs, as well as assisting with Football and Women’s Hockey. During his time as a Maverick, he earned his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, publishing his research in the International Journal of Exercise Science titled “Value of Wellness Ratings and Countermovement Jumping Velocity to Monitor Performance”. Mike was an American Kinesiology Assoc. Undergraduate Scholar Award winner and earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Winona State University in 2015, where he served three years as an intern strength and conditioning coach. He also served as an intern strength and conditioning coach for the University of Wisconsin Badgers Football, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes Olympic Sports, and the University of Minnesota Gophers Olympic Sports. Finally, he is certified through the NSCA, CSCCa, USTFCCCA, USA-Weightlifting, and as an RPR Level 1 Practitioner.