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Samantha Culiver

Bobsled and Skeleton


HEIGHT  5' 4"     WEIGHT  65 kg

Follow her on Twitter @SamCuliver

Samantha was born in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 29, 1986. Prior to becoming a skeleton athlete in 2010, Samantha Culiver was a level 10 gymnast and NCAA Division 1 pole vaulter.  Culiver attended Paradise Valley Community College in Phoeniz, Ariz., where she was named the 2007 NJCAA National pole vault Champion and became a four-time NJCAA All-American, before transferring to the University of Hawaii. Her 2008 season-best mark in pole vault at Hawaii was 11-7.75. A friend got into bobsled and convinced her to try skeleton.

She studied kinieseology while at Hawaii.


- Sixth generation Arizonan
- One of six kids
- Benched 210lbs when she was 16 

Career Highlights:

  • 2012-2013 North American Cup
    -10th in Park City #1 (11/12), 5th in Whistler #1 (12/12), BRONZE in Whistler #3 (12/12), 5th in Lake Placid #1 (3/13), BRONZE in Lake Placid #2 (3/13)