Name: Samantha Tollman
Team: Altamonte Weightlifting
Coach: Daniel Camargo
Hometown: Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Year of birth: 1989
Weight class: 75/75+
What year did you being lifting? 2004
How did you get involved? While at swim practice freshman year, I saw people going into the gym and wondered what they were doing. I stopped in and have been dedicated ever since.
Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Management
Personal Goals: I have been set back for about six months due to a knee injury. The goal for 2014 is to get back to Americans and Senior Nationals.
Favorite Food: Questbars!
Favorite Book: The Secret Life of Bees
Favorite TV Show: American Horror Story and Dexter
Favorite Song: “mmmbop” by Hanson!!!
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Have been a crossfit athlete and coach for about five years. I am also an assistant coach for the Crossfit Olympic lifting certifications.
Most people don’t know that…. I have a black belt in isshynru karate and was competitive for 15 years. I also have a black belt in martial sciences.