Sam Chamberlain
Position: Still Rings, Parallel Bars
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 152
Year: Freshman
City/State: Franklin, Ohio
High School: Franklin
Club: GTC Ohio

Honors & Awards

  • First Team NCAA All-American (Paralell Bars, 2013)
  • NCAA Individual Finalist (3rd, Parallel Bars, 2013)
  • Big Ten Individual Finalist (3rd, Parallel Bars, 2013)
  • One Individual Event Title (Parallel Bars)
  • NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013, 2014)

Career Bests

  • Floor Exercise - 14.60 (at NCAA Team Qualifiers, April 19, 2013)
  • Still Rings - 14.10 (twice, most recently vs. UIC, Jan. 27, 2013)
  • Vault - 14.75 (twice, most recently at NCAA Team Qualifiers, April 10, 2014)
  • Parallel Bars - 15.20 (at Stanford/Oklahoma/California, Jan. 24, 2015)
  • High Bar - 13.90 (at Michigan, Feb. 8, 2014)

2014 (Sophomore)
Sam Chamberlain held a constant position in the Husker parallel bars lineup throughout his second season. The All-American from Franklin, Ohio also competed on floor exercise, vault and high bar.

Chamberlain debuted on vault and high bar in 2014, setting strong personal best scores in the process. The sophomore also tied his parallel bars high score of 15.10 on Senior Night.

Despite solid vault and parallel bars scores, Chamberlain did not advance to the finals at the Big Ten Championships. At the NCAA Championships, he posted a parallel bars score of 13.50.
In the classroom, Chamberlain earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014.

2013 (Freshman)
Chamberlain made a strong statement his freshman season as a collegiate gymnast. Along with being a regular member of Nebraska’s parallel bars lineup, he also competed on still rings and floor exercise for the Huskers.

Chamberlain also claimed first-team All-American honors on parallel bars, finishing third at the NCAA Championships in State College, Pa. He earned Nebraska’s first All-America award on parallel bars since 2003.

In the classroom, Chamberlain was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the spring of 2013.

Before Nebraska
Chamberlain trained at the Gymnastics Training Center of Ohio under the direction of head coach Don Sellman.

Chamberlain competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals, Ohio State Championships and Houston National Invitational in multiple events as a Level 10 gymnast.

Chamberlain was born on July 7, 1994, in Franklin, Ohio, and is the son of Richard and Tami Chamberlain. He has four sisters, Jenny, Tara, Katie and Molly, and two brothers, Jake and Joey. Sam is majoring in fisheries and wildlife and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semesters of 2013 and 2014.

He chose Nebraska over Michigan.