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Sam Dancer

Sam Dancer Age

[display_age_from_date birthdate="1987-05-16"]

Sam Dancer Height

70 in

Sam Dancer Weight

225 lb

Sam Dancer Country

United States

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CrossFit Invictus

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Early Life and Background of Sam Dancer

Sam Dancer is a celebrated CrossFit athlete known not only for his record-breaking strength but also for his distinctive long hair and vibrant personality. Beyond his athletic prowess, Sam has a deep commitment to empowering individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities through fitness, education, and love, encapsulated in his work with the Dancer Love Foundation. His journey in CrossFit is marked by overcoming challenges, including a dramatic injury where he ripped his bicep off during a seemingly simple pull-up, showcasing his resilience and dedication to the sport and community.

Sam Dancer’s CrossFit Journey

Beginning as a rookie at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, Sam quickly established himself as a veteran in the sport. He demonstrated his strength early on by helping his team, CrossFit Conjugate, to a second-place finish at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, famously deadlifting 655 lb. Despite suffering a significant bicep injury in 2022, Sam made a triumphant return, winning the Men’s 35-39 division at the 2023 CrossFit Games. Sam’s journey through injury and recovery, including a bicep surgery, highlights his mental and physical fortitude, making his comeback all the more inspiring. With a history of competing both individually and as part of a team, Sam’s experience spans a variety of CrossFit competitions, reflecting his adaptability and commitment to the sport.

Competitive Achievements of Sam Dancer

Sam Dancer’s competitive record is impressive, with multiple appearances at the CrossFit Games in both individual and team categories. His most notable achievements include a first-place finish in the Men’s 35-39 division at the 2023 CrossFit Games and a second-place finish with team CrossFit Invictus in 2018. Sam’s competitive spirit and strength have made him a standout athlete in the CrossFit community, with benchmark stats boasting a 535 lb back squat, a 365 lb clean and jerk, and a 655 lb deadlift. His journey is a testament to his resilience, showcasing a remarkable comeback following a career-threatening injury.

Personal Life of Sam Dancer

Off the competition floor, Sam’s personal life is as rich and compelling as his athletic career. He and his wife Jennifer own QTown CrossFit in Quincy, Illinois, where they have partnered with the Area 11 Special Olympics program. This initiative offers training to people with Down syndrome and other special needs, underscoring Sam’s dedication to giving back to the community. The birth of his daughter, Star, marked a new chapter in Sam’s life, influencing his decision to temporarily step back from competition to focus on family. Sam’s story is not just one of athletic achievement but also of love, community, and resilience, making him a beloved figure in and out of the CrossFit world.

Sam Dancer benchmarks

Squat: 535 lb
Clean: 365 lb
Snatch: 315 lb
Deadlift: 655 lb
Fran: 120 s
Grace: 60 s
Helen: 430 s
Fight Gone Bad: 484 reps
Max Pull-ups: 65 reps

Sam Dancer stats

CompetitionRankPercentileEntrantsDivision
Games 2023190%10Men (35-39)
Age Group Semifinal 2023486%29Men (35-39)
Age Group Quarterfinal 2023199%1742Men (35-39)
Open 202361299%169449Men
CrossFit Games 2022100%10Men (35-39)
Age Group Semifinal 2022196%30Men (35-39)
Age Group Quarterfinals 2022199%1330Men (35-39)
Open 20222399%154815Men
Individual Quarterfinals 202129396%8011Men
Open 202164099%137461Men
Open 20192012789%195562Men
Open 20187799%227562Men
Central 20171855%40Men
Open 20171499%214519Men
Games 20163219%40Men
Central 2016587%40Men
Open 20163299%178510Men
Central 20151075%40Men
Open 20158199%153272Men

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