Samantha Peszek

Birthdate: 12/14/1991
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA


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Career Highlights

  • 2015 NCAA all-around & balance beam champion
  • 2012 NCAA team bronze medalist
  • 2011 NCAA balance beam champion and team silver medalist
  • 2009 U.S. balance beam silver medalist
  • Member of the 2008 Olympic Team that won the silver medal
  • Member of the 2007 World Championships Team that won the gold medal

Personal Information

Nickname: Sam
Hometown: McCordsville, IN
Personal Website:
Twitter: @samanthapeszek

Name of College: UCLA
Year you began gymnastics: 1993
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mom enrolled me in gymnastics when I was young.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: My favorite thing about gymnastics is traveling to all the different competitions and competing with athletes from other countries.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: I want to win medals while competing internationally, and go to UCLA and do gymnastics.
Names of parents/guardians: Ed and Luan Peszek
Names of sibling(s): Younger sister, Jessica
Family members in sports: Jessica, is a Level 10 gymnast.

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Composition
Hobbies or favorite activities: Boating, tubing, shopping
Favorite music: All types
Favorite TV show(s): Gossip Girl and 90210
Favorite Food: Sushi
Charity Involvement: My school requires me to do 100 hours of community service before I graduate, so I am involved in a lot of projects.
Other sports involvement: I played soccer when I was younger and ran track.

National Competition Results

2015 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - 1st-AA(T), BB
2014 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Birmingham, Ala. - 4th-AA
2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Duluth, Ga. - 3rd-Team, 7th-BB(T)
2011 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-BB; 2nd-Team
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 2nd-BB; 7th-FX
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 2nd-VT
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 2nd-FX(T); 4th-AA, VT, BB; 6th-UB
2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 4th-AA; 5th-BB; 6th-UB; 10th-FX
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 7th-AA; 9th-BB; 10th-UB, FX
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 2nd-VT; 3rd-AA, UB; 5th-FX; 7th-BB(T) (Jr. Div.)
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan. - 1st-FX, VT; 2nd-AA, BB; 4th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-VT; 2nd-FX; 7th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2005 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va. - 2nd-VT; 3rd-FX; 8th-AA; 9th-BB (Jr. Div.)
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 3rd-VT; 8th-AA; 9th-FX; 10th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y. - 7th-VT; 10th-FX; 11th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2004 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 2nd-AA, VT, UB, BB; 7th-FX

International Competition Results

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China - 2nd-Team
2008 Italy-Spain-Poland-USA competition, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 3rd-AA
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 1st-Team
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team
2007 USA vs Great Britain International Competition, Lisburn, Ireland - 1st-Team, FX, VT; 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. -
2006 Junior Pan American Championships, Gatineau, Que., Canada - 1st-Team, FX; 2nd-VT; 4th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2006 International Gymnix, Montreal, Que., Canada - 1st-AA, VT, BB; 3rd-UB
2005 Mexican International Invitational, Cancun, Mexico - 1st-Team, AA, VT, FX
2004 USA/Canada, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team