SGT Samantha Schultz

Modern Pentathlon

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
High School: Chatfield High School
College: DeVry University
Joined Army: August 2017
MOS: 88M, Motor Transport Operator

Some might see SPC Shultz's Colorado upbringing as perfect for a pentathlete: a diverse competitive career on the cross country, swimming, ski, and track and field teams – with a helping of recreational horse riding and shooting thrown in. But she only began modern pentathlon in 2010, when she realized she had a handle on a majority of its events. She joined a fencing club in nearby Denver to learn that skill, and picked up pistol shooting. She came to know the national team coaches, and her involvement with the sport grew. Today, the five-time USA Modern Pentathlon National Champion is looking to earn a spot on the 2020 Olympic team.

Since joining the Army, I have been able to push myself in training and competitions more, knowing that I not only represent Team USA but also the US Army. There is a bigger meaning to my success.

Career Highlights

2019 - Pan American Games Silver Medalist
2019 - Pan American Games Champion (Women's Relay)
2019 - U.S. National Champion 
2012-2018 - U.S. World Championships Team Member
2011-2018 - U.S. National Team Member
2014-2018 - 5x U.S. Modern Pentathlon National Champion
2016 - U.S. Olympic Team Alternate
2016 - Triathle World Champion, Individual and Mixed Relay Event
2015 - Pan American Games Team Member
2012 - Modern Pentathlon Junior World Champion, Women’s Team and Relay