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+

Height: 5-11

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.