Colorado Springs, Colorado | www.samanthakusa.com
|Bucket List Race||Steamboat half marathon|
|Post-Race Drink||Nuun hydration|
My name is Samantha Schultz. I am 29 years old and compete in the sport of Modern Pentathlon which consists of fencing, swimming, equestrian, running, and shooting. I started the sport in 2010 with having a variety of sports I competed in growing up. Swimming was one of my first sports and I was on swim teams ever since I was 6, always loving the water! I also had a huge passion for running which led me to soccer and eventually cross country and track and field. I also loved horses and eventually got into horseback riding at age 8. Growing up in Colorado I hunted and did lots of skiing. All of these events were a perfect lead for me to go into pentathlon!
Long story short...I began the sport of pentathlon at age 18, a little late, which led to many injuries and a surgery in 2012. I came back stronger, but unfortunately fell short of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics and went as an alternate. I joined the army in 2017 to compete as a part of the Word Class Athlete Program and for Team USA which has been a huge honor. I won the silver medal at the Pan American Games in 2019 and am a seven time US National Champion. I am also a Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympian!