HomeR5 College Salute PodcastEpisode #9: Lessons in Life with Region 5 Olympian Samantha Peszek

Episode #9: Lessons in Life with Region 5 Olympian Samantha Peszek



Our guest today is a Region 5 Alum who has done it all when it comes to gymnastics. From struggling with fears as a young athlete to competing with one good foot at the Olympic games, Samantha Peszek had a successful gymnastics career while learning life lessons that have continue to impact her after the sport. We take a journey through her career as she shares insights and stories along the way.

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Episode #8 Show Notes:

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 Show Breakdown

5:07 – Introduction to how Samantha and Jason MacDonald met (It has ties to region 5 and a spray bottle

6:57 – Sam’s Intro to the sport of gymnastics (Judo chop goalie)

10:19 – The benefits of doing the full JO Program on the journey to elite

12:25 – Struggles during younger years of gymnastics (fears, flexibility)

18:37- Thoughts on competing for Region 5

21:44- Putting yourself in that moment in practice (teammates Chirp you)

28:00- Jump from JO gymnastics to Elite gymnastics

38:00- 2007 being an Important Year

47:19- The Olympic Year, 2008 Selection Camp, Knee Injury

55:00- Its the Olympics, the experience, the ankle injury, the bar routine

Check out Sam’s I have cool friends podcasts for more stories about her teammates and the 2008 Olympic Games

1:07:25– Trying to continue elite in 2009

1:11:10- Florida.. YES,  OH no it’s Georgia,  OK UCLA It is

1:15:39-  NCAA Beam Finals as a Freshman, Experience as a Freshman

1:18:30- The Achilles tendon injury and the change in Sam’s perspective

1:24:55-  5th Year Senior at UCLA,  NCAA All Around Champion, Gave 100% to IT!

1:22:20-  Final Beam Routine of her career, Standing Full Back in with no Training

1:30:25- Recycle Tiger on Instagram asked What part of her career would she want to relive.

1:32:51- Working with Ms Val, Floor choreography

1:36:25-  Advice for the next generation

To get in contact with Sam about Beam Queen Boot Camp email her at [email protected] or check her out on all social media.

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