Samantha Zimmerman

USA Weightlifting


Name: Samantha Zimmerman           

Height: 5’5 ½”

Birth year:  1987

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama

College Currently Attending or Graduated From (include year):  University of South Alabama 2010


Major Area of Study:


If You Have Graduated From College, What Kind of Degree Do You Have? Masters in Exercise Science

Weight Class: 75kg


USA Weightlifting Club:  Gayle Hatch Weightlifting

Coaches: Jason Poeth and Gayle Hatch


What Year Did You Begin Weightlifting?  2004

How Did You Get Involved?  My coach asked me to try weightlifting after training in the gym for volleyball. I went to one meet and it’s been my favorite sport since.


Athletic Goals: To make a Senior World Team and possibly an Olympic Team some day.


Favorite Competition Lift: Clean and Jerk

Favorite Training Lift: Clean


Most Influential Person(s) in Your Sporting Career: My coach, Jason Poeth and teammate, Matt Bruce.

Hobbies/Interests Outside of Weightlifting: Painting, Reading, My dogs

Favorite Book(s): I love inspirational biographies and autobiographies.

Favorite TV Show and/or Movie: American Idol, Across the Universe

Favorite Music Genre: Country, Jazz, and the Blues

Favorite Food: Alfredo

Most People Don't Know This About Me: I was born on Friday the 13th.