Fravel is an athletic trainer for the University of Iowa Athletic Department and works with the field hockey team. He also serves the athletic training education program as a clinical supervisor for the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC).
Fravel graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006 with BA and BS degrees in health promotion and exercise science while working with a variety of teams. He received a master's in science degree in 2008 from the University of Iowa while working with the men's and women's swimming and diving teams as well as the Iowa Spirit Squads.
Fravel worked with the women’s gymnastics and spirit squads at the University of Iowa for seven years prior to his start with the field hockey team. He has worked as the athletic trainer for the US Junior Olympic Field Hockey team and served the athletic trainer for the Midwest Elite Performance Center for USA Field Hockey.
Fravel's clinical research interests involve anterior ankle impingement, lower leg exertional compartment syndrome, and chronic female gymnastics injuries. He is certified in First Aid & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer as well as Graston Technique, Fascial Abrasion Technique, Functional Movement Systems II, Owens Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, and Full Body ART. He is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as the College Athletic Trainer's society.
Fravel, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, is certified through the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification and licensed through the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Fravel and his wife, Shellie, have two daughters, Willow and Isla.