The University of Colorado is welcoming a new addition to its strength and conditioning staff.

On Friday associate athletic director for health & performance Miguel Rueda announced CU has hired Travis Larson as the Buffaloes' new strength and conditioning coach. Larson will work with the women's soccer and track and field programs and replaces Karim Derqaoui, who left CU in November.

Larson owns four years of experience of serving as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level, joining Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014 to work with the school's soccer, track and field, football, and baseball programs.

Larson graduated from MSU with his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2014 and moved to the University of Nebraska, where he served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports with an emphasis on soccer and track and field. He developed, coached, and individualized programs for multi and pole vault athletes on the track and field team.

He earned his master's degree in exercise science at Nebraska in 2017.

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