Name: Samantha Bosco
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling, Track Cycling
Event(s): Individual Pursuit, Time Trial, Road Race
Classification: WC5
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
DOB: 2/18/1987
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska
Hometown: Upland, Calif.
High School: Rush-Henrietta High School (Henrietta, N.Y.) '05
College: DeVry University ’17, Communications
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (2016); Two-time medalist (2 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, bronze (road time trial, track pursuit), 6th (road race), 10th (track time trial)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – Track – bronze (pursuit, scratch), 9th (time trial)
  • Years of Participation: Track – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Road – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Medals: 7 (1 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze)
  • Gold – 2017 (pursuit)
  • Silver – 2017 (road time trial)
  • Bronze – 2013 (road time trial), 2014 (road time trial), 2018 (pursuit), 2019 (scratch, pursuit)
Personal: Bosco was six years old when she first got on a bike, riding to and from school with her dad. By nine-years-old, she purchased her first mountain bike, joined the Arctic Bicycle Club and was dreaming of becoming a professional mountain bike racer. She was born with a bowed tibia in her right leg and had that part of her leg removed as a young child. The resulting leg length discrepancy didn’t stop her from running or mountain biking. When she was 11, she had a limb-lengthening surgery go awry that left her with years of crutches, atrophied muscles and a surgically stunted left leg. After racing against able-bodied competitors in regional races, Bosco traveled to South Carolina with her mom to get classified in para-cycling and racing in the 2013 Para-cycling Open. She excelled, winning the women’s C5 road race. In 2015, she was in a car accident that left her with a concussion, putting a pause on training. She was cleared three weeks prior to road world championships and trained harder than ever to make a comeback. Rightfully so, Bosco secured a spot on her first Paralympic Team in 2016, taking two bronze medals in Rio....Married to Andrew Bosco…Has one brother, Jason…She lettered in swimming and bowling in high school and earned a crew scholarship to the University of Central Florida where she rowed for two years…She is a member of the online 10-million meter club for rowing …Met her husband at a bike race in Wisconsin while she was living in Florida and he in California…When she would go on bike rides with her dad as a kid, he'd give her a quarter for every person on a bike she passed and would only get to keep the quarter if the person didn't pass her back… Hobbies include photography, graphic design, sculpting, cooking and baking and exploring