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Samantha Golden

Samantha (Sam) is a Clovis native with a gymnastics journey that began at Clovis Academy of Gymnastics and Dance at the age of 3. She trained with their recreational program until turning 18, competing on the Clark Intermediate School team and achieving a remarkable four-year undefeated record with Clovis High's gymnastics team.

With 15 years of gymnastics experience, Sam is our Recreational Director at GymBeat. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Fresno State and is a member of the Loud Mouth Slam Poets group in Visalia. Sam is also a musician, playing bass in a local alternative punk band and completing a West Coast tour from San Diego to Seattle in 2023.

Notably, Sam's high school gymnastics team, coached by Diane Belman, secured the T.R.A.C. Champion title for the 14th and 15th consecutive years, making Clovis High undefeated for 15 years in this highly competitive competition involving Clovis Unified high schools and Madera High School.


Sam recently completed her training to be a gymnastics judge, achieving judging certification for NGA (National Gymnastics Association) levels 1 through 8!

Picture of Sam and her band, Lavish Youth!

Team and Bars photos from 2015.

Picture of Samantha's high school gymnastics days, from her yearbooks.

(Junior Year in 2014)

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