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Athletic Trainer

Welcome to the Wahawk Athletic Training Section


Led by Athletic Trainer Leslie Peyton, all athletes have access to the Wahawk training facility which is conveniently located near the main gym and the athletic locker rooms.

Athletic Trainer Leslie Peyton

Leslie Payton

Leslie Peyton earned her B.A. in Athletic Training from the University of Northern Iowa, and Interned previously under former Athletic Trainer Dave Fricke at Waterloo West High School. Now a state licensed and certified trainer in her own right, Leslie is contracted through Cedar Valley Medical Specialists Physical Therapy to train our Wahawk athletes.

Awards and Certifications
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Board Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified Nursing Assistant
First Aid
Kinesiology Tape

Athletic Training Student of the Month



Cedar Valley Medical Specialists Athletic Trainers work directly with CVMS PT and CVMS OrthoExpress

OrthoExpress is a walk-in urgent care clinic specifically for orthopedic/sports injuries

Concussion Protocol

Concussion Protocol:
Any signs or symptoms of a concussion the athlete is pulled from activity immediately.  Upon follow up evaluation, return to play will be discussed. This protocol consists of anaerobic and aerobic activity for 5-7 consecutive days under supervision of West High Athletic Trainer. After successful completion of the return to play protocol the athlete can return to full competition. This protocol follows the IHSAA and NATA guidelines.


This protocol follows the Iowa High School Athletic Association Protocol:


National Athletic Training Association concussion Information:

Athletic Training Hours

In-Season Hours
Monday - Thursday

Off-Season Hours
Monday - Friday

Game Day Coverage
Varsity home events
Other select events

Leslie Peyton

Leslie Peyton

Athletic Trainer, Waterloo West High School

Phone: 319-433-2707