Sam Mikulak

Birthdate: 10/13/1992
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
Club: University of Michigan
Head Coach: Kurt Golder

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Career Highlights

  • 2014 NCAA team, all-around & parallel bars champion (Michigan)
  • 2014 Nissen-Emery Award winner
  • 2014 AT&T American Cup champion
  • Placed 4th in the high bar final and 6th in the all-around at the 2013 World Championships
  • 2013 U.S. all-around, parallel bars and high bar champion
  • 2013 NCAA team, all-around, parallel bars & high bar champion and floor exercise bronze medalist (Michigan)
  • 2012 Olympic team member. Competed in vault finals
  • 2012 U.S. parallel bars silver medalist and all-around bronze medalist
  • 2012 NCAA high bar champion and all-around silver medalist
  • 2012 Winter Cup Challenge parallel bars silver medalist
  • 2011 NCAA all-around champion and floor exercise bronze medalist
  • 2011 Winter Cup Challenge vault silver medalist

Personal Information

Hometown: Newport Coast, CA
Twitter: @SamuelMikulak
Facebook: Facebook.com/SamuelMikulak

Name of High School: Corona del Mar
Name of College: University of Michigan
Year you began gymnastics: 2
Favorite Event: pommel horse
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My parents were gymnasts so from the time I could walk, they were teaching me skills. I started my first class at SCATS at the age of 2.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: All of it!
What are your goals for gymnastics?: I want to compete in the Visa Championships this year. I want to be on the National Team and compete at the World Championships and the Olympic Games. I want to receive a collegiate scholarship.
Names of parents/guardians: Steve and Tina Mikulak
Names of sibling(s): I have a sister, Alex, who is 16 months younger than me.
Family members in sports: My parents both received full athletic scholarships to UC Berkeley. My father was the PAC-10 Athlete of the Year in 1987, NCAA All-American in the AA


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Comp. Literature
Hobbies or favorite activities: Computer
Favorite music: Rise Against
Favorite TV show(s): Family Guy
Favorite Food: Crab legs
Other sports involvement: Played Club soccer and baseball

National Competition Results

2014 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich. - 1st-Team, AA, PB; 4th-FX; 8th-VT
2013 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA, PB, HB; 5th-FX, VT
2013 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, State College, Pa. - 1st-Team, AA, PB, HB; 3rd-FX; 4th-PH; 7th-VT(T)
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 5th-PH
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA; 4th-VT; 5th-PH, HB
2012 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 4th-PB; 6th-PH
2012 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Norman, Okla. - 1st-HB; 2nd-AA(T); 6th-Team; 8th-PB
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-PB; 7th-SR(T), HB
2011 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Columbus, Ohio - 1st-AA; 3rd-FX; 4th-PB; 5th-Team; 7th-VT
2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-VT
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA, PH, PB(T), HB; 2nd-FX, VT; 3rd-SR (Jr. 16-18)
2010 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Knoxville, Tenn. - 1st-AA, FX, VT; 2nd-HB; 3rd-PB; 6th-PH, SR (L10 16-18)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 2nd-AA, FX, PH, SR, PB; 7th-VT (Jr., 14-15)
2009 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio - 2nd-AA, HB, PB, SR; 3rd-VT; 4th-PH
2008 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-VT; 2nd-HB; 3rd-SR; 4th-AA
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 2nd-AA, FX, HB; 3rd-SR, VT; 4th-PH(T); 6th-PB (Jr., 14-15)
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-VT; 2nd-AA, HB; 3rd-PB (Jr. Div.)
2007 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1st-AA; 2nd-FX; 3rd-PH, SR; 5th-VT
2006 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA, PH; 4th-PB (T); 5th-VT(T)

International Competition Results

2014 AT&T American Cup, Greensboro, N.C. - 1st-AA
2013 World Championships, Antwerp, Belgium - 4th-HB; 6th-AA
2013 World Challenge Cup, Anadia, Portugal - 1st-HB; 3rd-FX; 4th-PB; 7th-VT(T)
2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 5th-Team, VT
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA, VT, HB; 3rd-PH, PB
2011 Puerto Rico Cup, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico - 2nd-Team
2009 Junior Pan American Championships, Aracaju, Brazil - 2nd-Team, FX; 3rd-VT; 4th-AA, PB; 7th-HB