| Place Of Birth || Cook Islands |
| Residence || Atupa, Rarotonga |
| Recent Results || Mermet Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships (Victoria, Australia, Oct-2005)|
3rd in the Commonwealth, 5th in Oceania and 4th in the South Pacific in the 105kg class
Snatch - 136kg, Clean & Jerk - 160kg, Total - 296kg
Oceania & South Pacific Junior Championships & Arafura Games (Darwin, Australia, May-2005)
1st in the Seniors in the 105kg class
Snatch - 128kg, Clean & Jerk - 160kg, Total - 288kg
| Commonwealth |
| Manchester 2002|
7th in the 105kg Snatch - 155kg
6th in the 105kg Clean & Jerk - 155kg
5th in the 105kg Total - 277.5kg
| Olympic |
| Athens 2004|
14th in the 105kg class
Snatch - 135kg, Clean & Jerk - 170kg, Total - 305kg
did not compete
Snatch - 120kg, Clean & Jerk - 165kg, Total - 285kg
| Injuries || He battled injuries in 2005. |
| Other || Sam was the Cook Islands Sportsman of the Year in 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003 and 2004.|
He was forced to cancel his ASP 2006 scholarship due to injuries and family health problems.
In 2005, he picked up three silver medals in the 105kg class at the South Pacific Mini Games held in Palau and a bronze at the Commonwealth Championships held in Melbourne in the 105kg class. He won a total of five medals in the year.
His international breakthrough occurred in 1992 when he picked up two bronze medals at the Oceania and South Pacific Championships.
He has won a total of 30 career medals, including six gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze.