Sam Sacksen

USA Modern Pentathlon

S Sacksen

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthplace: Tucson, Ariz.
Current Residence: Somerset, PA
Coaches: Janusz Peciak, John Gondak, and Henrietta Eppenauer

Current World Ranking as of 11/16/11: 36th
2011 World Cup Ranking: 28th
2011 National Ranking: 1st

Personal: Peter Samuel Konrad Sacksen is the son of Joachim and Jennifer Sacksen...He has one brother (Ben) and two sisters (Rachael and Sophia)...His family is very active in the sport of modern pentathlon with his younger sister Rachael following in his footsteps to the elite level.  Sam graduated from Rockwood High School in Rockwood, Pa. in 2004...While in high school he ran track and cross country for three years and was on the swim team one year...He started college at the University of Pittsburgh before moving to Colorado Springs, Colo. to become a resident athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center...Once in Colorado Springs he resumed his studies in Biology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008...Sacksen is a good student and is customarily on the Dean's list...He is planning on attending veterinary school.  When not training in his sports five different disciplines or studying he enjoys fishing, camping, playing Xbox and learning different languages...On his i-Pod you will find all different kinds of music...His favorite movies are "funny ones" and he enjoys television shows on The Discovery Channel...Says that his role models are anyone who works hard to attain goals, but keeps a humble way about them...Prides himself on his ability to focus and the fact that he likes to work hard to make things happen.

Competition Record:

2011 Results:
December Domestic Qualifier (Colorado Springs): 2nd
Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico): 6th
World Championships (Moscow, Russia): 34th-men's individual/4th-mixed relay with Margaux Isaksen
U.S. National Championships (Colorado Springs): 5th
World Cup Final (London, England): 18th
World Cup #4 (Chengdu, China): 11th individual/BRONZE in mixed relay with Suzanne Stettinius
World Cup #1 (Rancho Mirage, Calif.): 24th
Domestic Qualifier in Palm Springs, Calif.: 1st

2010 Results:
Domestic Qualifier in Colorado Springs: 3rd
World Championships in Chengdu, China - 50th Place (Individual); 8th Place (Team Relay)
World Cup #5 in Berlin, Germany - 52nd Place
World Cup #4 in Budapest, Hungary - 52nd Place
World Cup #3 in Medway, Great Britain - 44th Place
World Cup #1 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico - 19th Place

2009 Results:
World Championships in London, England - 22nd Place (Individual); 12th Place (Team Relay)
USA Pentathlon Senior National Championships in Rancho Mirage, Calif. - Bronze Medal
NORCECA Championships in Rancho Mirage, Calif. - 6th Place
World Cup #4 in Rome, Italy - 46th Place
World Cup #3 in Budapest, Hungary - 26th Place
World Cup #1 in Mexico City, Mexico - 34th Place

2008 Results:

Olympic Games in Beijing, China - 18th place
World Championships in Budapest, Hungary - Did not advance past semifinal
World Cup #5 in Kladno, Czech Republic - Eighth Place
World Cup #4 in Madrid, Spain - 28th Place
World Cup #3 in Millfield, England - Ninth Place
World Cup #2 in Mexico City, Mexico - 21st Place
World Cup #1 in Cairo, Egypt - 21st Place

2007 Results:
NORCECA Modern Pentathlon Championships, Silver Medal
South American Modern Pentathlon Championships, Silver Medal
World Championships in Berlin, Germany - Did not advance past semifinal
Junior World Championships, 33rd Place

2006 Results:

Junior World Championships, Did not advance past semifinal

2005 Results:

NORCECA Senior Championships, 2nd place

last updated 1/20/12 

 

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