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.