Our Sponsored Athletes

Our methodology is unique and we value our clients and partnerships that believe in the same approach. We are honored to partner with these athletes on their performance and wellness journey!

Meet Amanda Dowdy Lawson!  Amanda grew up just outside of Austin, Texas. She was a collegiate indoor standout at Texas Tech University where she set multiple records including all-time career kills in the rally scoring era and most kills in a match.  After college, Amanda competed professionally in Germany and Puerto Rico.  Shortly after her indoor career she transitioned to the beach and quickly made an impact, debuting in 2014 as the AVP Newcomer of the Year.  Amanda has proudly represented Team USA and graced the podiums on the AVP and FIVB Tours.  We are honored to have Amanda as a ROI Athlete – she exemplifies the value of investing  in the WHOLE athlete.

Learn more about Amanda at amandadowdy.com!

Meet Sophia Garrison! Sophia was born in New Mexico and spent several years in Kentucky before eventually moving here to Texas. She recently graduated from Hill Country Christian School of Austin and has earned a scholarship to the University of Alabama for swimming! Sophia has been swimming since she was just 7 years old. Her primary strokes are sprint breaststroke and individual medley.

Sophia spends countless hours each week practicing and mastering her craft. When asked what keeps her motivated to keep up with her lifestyle she said, “My love of swimming, the community, and the abundance of opportunities it has brought me over the years motivates me to keep training even through the difficult seasons.”

“ROI’s amazing facility and personalized sports-specific strength and conditioning program has improved my fast twitch muscles, reaction times, strength, stamina, and confidence both at the gym and in the water!”

Meet Katie Dickens! Katie Dickens excelled while a player on the LSU women’s volleyball team. She was surrounded by players with the same focus, coaches wanting to better each athlete and a support staff aiming to promote recovery. However, like our team, Katie found the world after college athletics lacked the system she enjoyed while at LSU. 

Katie, a pinnacle of college athlete success after graduation, came to our team looking for direction for off-season support as a professional beach volleyball player. In the time between her college years and her time with us, Katie failed to find a system that promoted a holistic approach to physical therapy and performance training. 

Our team exposed Katie to a training program that was designed specific to her needs and goals, addressing her movement patterns and life demands, monitoring her performance, recovery, nutrition, strength and conditioning and sleep. Not only did we focus on the whole athlete, we focused on this athlete individually.

Meet Corey Knebel! Corey is a graduate of Georgetown High School, and is a University of Texas alum. He was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 39th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. Corey was an All-Star selection as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017, setting an MLB record of 45 straight relief appearances with a strikeout. Corey is currently a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Meet Joey Blount! Joey is an alum of the University of Virginia and was a multi-year contributor to their secondary. In 2021, he was named to the Phil Steele Third Team All-ACC, in which he totaled 87 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 6 pass break ups, and 3 interceptions. At Joey’s Pro Day in 2022, he was able to run a 4.38 second 40-yard dash, jump 38”, bench press 225lbs for 20 reps, and broad jump 10’7” following completing our 2022 NFL Prospect Program.

“From day 1, [ROI] took the time to understand my body… Everybody is different and ROI took the time to understand how my body functions and how to work with me. The experience overall, the trainers, the rehab specialists, and everyone involved…. without them I would have not had the experience I did at my Pro Day… I owe it all to them, their hard work, and continuing to work with me… ROI is the place to be.”

Meet Bryan Cook! Bryan helped lead one of the nation’s to defenses in a historic season for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. He was named First Team All-ACC, in which he totaled 96 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 9 pass break ups, and 2 interceptions this past season. Bryan is currently a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and was their 2nd round draft selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Meet Lauren Sears! Lauren Sears is a competitive Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete that is based out of 10th Planet Austin under Gabe Tuttle and Curtis Hembroff. Lauren competes in the 115lbs weight class and is the 2021 IBJJF Nogi light featherweight world champion. Lauren is also a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, and is certified by the NASM as a personal trainer, performance specialist, nutrition specialist, and rehab specialist. 

Meet Javente McCoy! Javente played his college basketball career at Boston University and started all 35 games in his best season yet, as he helped the Terriers earn their second postseason berth in three years with an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational after capturing the automatic NCAA berth in 2020 … Finished his career second all-time at BU in made field goals (731), fourth in points (1,931), sixth in made 3-pointers (200) and ninth in assists (379) while setting the program record for both minutes played (4,437) and games played (147) … Averaged a personal-best 17.4 ppg with 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg and 1.1 spg while shooting 49.5 FG%, 42.5 3FG% and 70.8 FT% to earn his third overall All-Patriot League award and first First Team award. Javante is currently a member of the Los Angeles Lakers organization. 

Meet Chris Paddock! Chris is a graduate of Cedar Park High School, and was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 2015 MLB draft. Chris is currently a member of the Minnesota Twins.

Interested in being a sponsored athlete?  Contact us at support@teamroi.com!