Sam Mikulak

Birthdate: 10/13/1992
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Club: U.S.O.T.C. Gymnastics
Head Coach: Vitaly Marinitch


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Career Highlights

  • Finished 7th in the all-around at the 2016 Olympics. Also competed in the floor exercise & high bar final
  • Winner of the USOC's Best of June (2016) Team USA Award
  • 2016 U.S. all-around champion and pommel horse & parallel bars silver medalist
  • Four-time U.S. all-around champion (2013-16)
  • 2016 Pac Rim team champion, pommel horse silver medalist and all-around bronze medalist
  • 2016 Winter Cup all-around, pommel horse & high bar champion
  • 2015 U.S. all-around, vault & parallel bars champion and pommel horse & high bar bronze medalist
  • July 2015 USOC Male Athlete of the Month
  • 2015 Pan American Games team & all-around champion and floor exercise & parallel bars bronze medalist
  • 2014 World team bronze medalist. Advanced to the all-around final
  • 2014 U.S. all-around & pommel horse champion and high bar silver medalist
  • 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 medalist2011 NCAA all-around champion and floor exercise bronze medalist
  • 2011 Winter Cup Challenge vault silver medalist

Personal Information

Nickname: Sos
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, CA
Hometown: Newport Coast, CA
Twitter: @SamuelMikulak
Facebook: Facebook.com/SamuelMikulak

Name of High School: Corona del Mar
High School Graduation Year: 2010
Name of College: University of Michigan
College Graduation Year: 2015
Degree/Major: Psychology
Year you began gymnastics: 2
Favorite Event: High Bar
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!
Names of parents/guardians: Stephen 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: Psychology
Hobbies or favorite activities: Reading and writing fiction/ fantasy books, cornhole, and beach volleyball
Favorite music: Kygo (tropical house genre)
Favorite book(s): Name of the Wind
Favorite Food: Pizzookie from BJ's Brewery
Other sports involvement: Played Club soccer and baseball, hockey, and basketball

National Competition Results

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, St. Louis. Mo. - 1st-AA, PH(T); 4th-PB; 6th-SR; 7th-FX, HB
2016 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA; 2nd-PH, PB; 4th-HB; 6th-SR; 8th-VT
2016 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-AA, PH, HB
2015 P&G Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-AA, VT, PB; 3rd-PH, HB; 5th-SR 7th-FX
2015 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 6th-PH; 8th-PB
2014 P&G Championships, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1st-AA, PH; 2nd-HB; 6th-FX
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

2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 4th-HB; 5th-Team; 7th-AA; 8th-FX
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. - 1st-Team; 2nd-PH; 3rd-AA
2016 AT&T American Cup, Newark, N.J. - 4th-AA
2015 Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada - 1st-Team, AA; 3rd-FX, PB; 5th-PH; 6th-HB
2015 AT&T American Cup, Arlington, Texas - 4th-AA
2014 World Championships, Nanning, China - 3rd-Team
2014 World Challenge Cup, Anadia, Portugal - 1st-HB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-PB; 5th-VT
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