Samantha Bosco

Samantha Bosco is a Paralympic Medalist, who earned two bronze medals as a paracyclist at the 2016 Games in Rio De Janero.  As the 2017 Overall World Champion, Samantha is living her childhood dream; traveling the world at the top of her sport.

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Samantha was born with a bowed right tibia. After several surgeries throughout her youth, Samantha was left with a bone-on-bone right ankle and a shorter, and muscle-atrophied right leg. At the age of 14, as a form of rehabilitation, Sam took up the sport of rowing later earning a full athletic scholarship to the University of Central Florida.  However, just two years into the scholarship, chronic injury forced Samantha to retire from the sport.   

With the support of her family, Samantha found her way back to cycling, a sport she enjoyed competitively as a child. In 2011 she returned to racing.  Two short years later, Samantha went to her first Paracycling race winning one of her two races, and ultimately being elected to race in Spain with Team USA. The sport lead Sam to the Paracycling Road World Championships in Canada later that year, where she placed third in the time trial and secured a spot on the national team.

Since that time, Samantha has continued to earn her spot at the top of the podium. Today, Sam shares her stories of resilience with students throughout the Los Angeles area, while competing in the sport she has loved since childhood.

I want to bring Nametags to schools in my area because I’ve had my share of hardships. Everyone does, no matter what age. I want to help change a person’s thought process and change how they handle their hardships that aren't ideal early in their life by sharing my own stories."

Highlights

• 2 x Paralympic Bronze Medalist 

• 2017 Paracycling World Champion in the 3K Individual Pursuit 

• 2015 ParaPan Am Games Road Race Champion 

• Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Communications 

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