Sam Mikulak

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


Career Highlights

  • 2018 World high bar bronze medalist. Also advanced to the all-around, floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars finals
  • Winner of the USOC's Best of August (2018) Team USA Award
  • 2018 U.S. all-around, floor exercise, parallel bars & high bar champion
  • Five-time U.S. all-around champion (2013-16, 2018)
  • 2018 Winter Cup all-around, floor exercise, parallel bars & high bar champion and pommel horse silver medalist
  • Competed at the 2017 World Championships
  • 2017 U.S. pommel horse silver medalist and high bar bronze medalist
  • 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
  • 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

2018 World Team Selection Camp, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA
2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Boston, Mass. - 1st-AA, FX, PB, HB; 4th-PH, SR; 5th-VT(T)
2018 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-FX, SR, HB; 2nd-PB
2018 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-AA, FX, PB, HB; 2nd-PH
2017 P&G Championships, Anaheim, Calif. - 2nd-PH; 3rd-HB
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

2018 World Championships, Doha, Qatar - 3rd-HB; 4th-Team, PH, PB; 5th-AA; 7th-FX
2018 Pacific Rim Championships, Medellin, Colombia - 1st-Team, AA, SR, HB; 2nd-PB; 5th-PH
2018 Tokyo World Cup, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-AA
2017 World Championships, Montreal, Canada -
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


Videos of Sam Mikulak

2018 World Championships Parallel Bars Final
2018 World Championships High Bar Final
2018 World Championships Floor Exercise Final
2018 World Championships Pommel Horse Final
2018 World Championships AA Final FX
2018 World Championships AA Final PH
2018 World Championships AA Final SR
2018 World Championships AA Final VT
2018 World Championships AA Final PB
2018 World Championships AA Final HB
2018 World Championships Team Final FX
2018 World Championships Team Final PH
2018 World Championships Team Final SR
2018 World Championships Team Final VT
2018 World Championships Team Final PB
2018 World Championships Team Final HB
2018 World Championships Qual. FX
2018 World Championships Qual. PH
2018 World Championships Qual. SR
2018 World Championships Qual. VT
2018 World Championships Qual. PB
2018 World Championships Qual. HB
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 2 FX
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 2 PH
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 2 SR
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 2 VT
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 2 PB
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 2 HB
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 1 FX
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 1 PH
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 1 SR
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 1 VT
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 1 PB
2018 World Team Selection Camp Day 1 HB
2018 Interview after U.S. Championships
2018 U.S. Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2018 U.S. Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2018 U.S. Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2018 U.S. Championships Day 2 Vault
2018 U.S. Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2018 U.S. Championships Day 2 High Bar
2018 U.S. Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2018 U.S. Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2018 U.S. Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2018 U.S. Championships Day 1 Vault
2018 U.S. Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2018 U.S. Championships Day 1 High Bar
2018 Pac Rim Championships AA Final FX
2018 Pac Rim Championships AA Final PH
2018 Pac Rim Championships AA Final SR
2018 Pac Rim Championships AA Final VT
2018 Pac Rim Championships AA Final PB
2018 Pac Rim Championships AA Final HB
2018 Pac Rim Championships FX Final
2018 Pac Rim Championships PH Final
2018 Pac Rim Championships SR Final
2018 Pac Rim Championships PB Final
2018 Pac Rim Championships HB Final
2018 Tokyo World Cup Floor Exercise
2018 Tokyo World Cup Pommel Horse
2018 Tokyo World Cup Still Rings
2018 Tokyo World Cup Vault
2018 Tokyo World Cup Parallel Bars
2018 Tokyo World Cup High Bar
2018 Winter Cup Finals Floor Exercise
2018 Winter Cup Finals Pommel Horse
2018 Winter Cup Finals Still Rings
2018 Winter Cup Finals Vault
2018 Winter Cup Finals Parallel Bars
2018 Winter Cup Finals High Bar
2018 Winter Cup Prelims Floor Exercise
2018 Winter Cup Prelims Pommel Horse
2018 Winter Cup Prelims Still Rings
2018 Winter Cup Prelims Vault
2018 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars
2018 Winter Cup Prelims High Bar
2017 World Championships Qual. HB
2017 P&G Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2017 P&G Championships Day 2 High Bar
2017 P&G Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2017 P&G Championships Day 1 High Bar
2016 Interview after Olympic Trials
2016 Interview after P&G Championships Day 1
2016 P&G Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2016 P&G Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2016 P&G Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2016 P&G Championships Day 2 Vault
2016 P&G Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2016 P&G Championships Day 2 High Bar
2016 Interview after P&G Championships Day 1
2016 P&G Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2016 P&G Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2016 P&G Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2016 P&G Championships Day 1 Vault
2016 P&G Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2016 P&G Championships Day 1 High Bar
Interview after 2016 Pac Rim Championships Team/AA
2016 Pac Rim Championships Pommel Horse Final
2016 Pac Rim Championships Floor Exercise
2016 Pac Rim Championships Pommel Horse
2016 Pac Rim Championships Still Rings
2016 Pac Rim Championships Vault
2016 Pac Rim Championships Parallel Bars
2016 Pac Rim Championships High Bar
2016 Interview after AT&T American Cup
2016 AT&T American Cup Floor Exercise
2016 AT&T American Cup Pommel Horse
2016 AT&T American Cup Still Rings
2016 AT&T American Cup Vault
2016 AT&T American Cup Parallel Bars
2016 AT&T American Cup High Bar
2016 Winter Cup Finals Floor Exercise
2016 Winter Cup Finals Pommel Horse
2016 Winter Cup Finals Still Rings
2016 Winter Cup Finals Vault
2016 Winter Cup Finals Parallel Bars
2016 Winter Cup Finals High Bar
2016 Winter Cup Prelims Floor Exercise
2016 Winter Cup Prelims Pommel Horse
2016 Winter Cup Prelims Still Rings
2016 Winter Cup Prelims Vault
2016 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars
2016 Winter Cup Prelims High Bar
2015 Interview after P&G Championships
2015 P&G Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2015 P&G Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2015 P&G Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2015 P&G Championships Day 2 Vault
2015 P&G Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2015 P&G Championships Day 2 High Bar
2015 P&G Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2015 P&G Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2015 P&G Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2015 P&G Championships Day 1 Vault
2015 P&G Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2015 P&G Championships Day 1 High Bar
2015 AT&T American Cup Floor Exercise
2015 AT&T American Cup Pommel Horse
2015 AT&T American Cup Still Rings
2015 AT&T American Cup Vault
2015 AT&T American Cup Parallel Bars
2015 AT&T American Cup High Bar
2015 Winter Cup Finals Floor Exercise
2015 Winter Cup Finals Pommel Horse
2015 Winter Cup Finals Still Rings
2015 Winter Cup Finals Vault
2015 Winter Cup Finals Parallel Bars
2015 Winter Cup Finals High Bar
2015 Winter Cup Prelims Pommel Horse
2015 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars
2015 Winter Cup Prelims High Bar
Interview after 2014 World Champs AA Final
2014 World Championships AA Final FX
2014 World Championships AA Final PH
2014 World Championships AA Final SR
2014 World Championships AA Final VT
2014 World Championships AA Final PB
2014 World Championships AA Final HB
2014 Interview after World Champs Team Final
2014 World Championships Team Final PH
2014 World Championships Team Final VT
2014 World Championships Team Final FX
2014 World Championships Team Final FX
2014 World Championships Team Final FX
2014 World Championships Qual Floor Exercise
2014 World Championships Qual Pommel Horse
2014 World Championships Qual Still Rings
2014 World Championships Qual Vault
2014 World Championships Qual Parallel Bars
2014 World Championships Qual High Bar
2014 Interview after World Championships Qual
2014 Interview after P&G Championships
2014 P&G Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2014 P&G Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2014 P&G Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2014 P&G Championships Day 2 Vault
2014 P&G Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2014 P&G Championships Day 2 High Bar
2014 P&G Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2014 P&G Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2014 P&G Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2014 P&G Championships Day 1 Vault
2014 P&G Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2014 P&G Championships Day 1 High Bar
2014 Interview after AT&T American Cup
2014 AT&T American Cup Floor Exercise
2014 AT&T American Cup Pommel Horse
2014 AT&T American Cup Still Rings
2014 AT&T American Cup Vault
2014 AT&T American Cup Parallel Bars
2014 AT&T American Cup High Bar
2013 Interview after World Champs Event Final
2013 World Championships AA Final Floor Exercise
2013 World Championships AA Final Pommel Horse
2013 World Championships AA Final Still Rings
2013 World Championships AA Final Vault
2013 World Championships AA Final Parallel Bars
2013 World Championships AA Final High Bar
2013 Interview after World Champs AA Final
2013 World Championships Qual Parallel Bars
2013 World Championships Qual High Bar
2013 World Championships Qual Floor Exercise
2013 World Championships Qual Pommel Horse
2013 World Championships Qual Still Rings
2013 World Championships Qual Vault
2013 Interview after World Champs Qual.
2013 Interview after P&G Championships Day 2
2013 P&G Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2013 P&G Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2013 P&G Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2013 P&G Championships Day 2 Vault
2013 P&G Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2013 P&G Championships Day 2 High Bar
2013 Interview after P&G Championships Day 1
2013 P&G Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2013 P&G Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2013 P&G Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2013 P&G Championships Day 1 Vault
2013 P&G Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2013 P&G Championships Day 1 High Bar
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Vault
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 High Bar
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships PH final
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships VT1 final
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships VT2 final
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships PB final
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships HB final
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships PH
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships SR
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships VT #1
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships VT #2
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships PB
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships HB
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships FX
2012 Winter Cup Finals Vault
2012 Winter Cup Finals Pommel Horse
2012 Winter Cup Prelims High Bar
2012 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars
2012 Winter Cup Prelims Still Rings
2012 Winter Cup Prelims Pommel Horse
2010 J.O. Championships Vault
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Floor Exercise
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars