Name: Samantha Wright
Team: Performance One
Coach: Joe Micela
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Current Residence: Tempe, Ariz.
Year of birth: 1990
Weight class: 53kg
Height: 5-2
What year did you being lifting? 2011
How did you get involved? Beginnings in gymnastics and CrossFit
Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch variations and jerks
Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University
Personal Goals: Lifting: compete internationally; Life: PHD in a branch of the humanistic Psychology field
Favorite Food: Bone marrow
Favorite Book: Invisible Man and Man’s Search of Meaning
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones, House of Cards and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Song: No favorite song, but favorite artists include K-OS, Feist, Devil Makes Three, Fink, Bonobo and Hiatus Kaiyote
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: I’m a hip-hop head with a love and passion for folk, jazz, blues and house music
Most people don’t know that…. I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years, and I don’t even have an ounce of grace in my day-to-day movements