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This page is dedicated to the Samoan Professional Athletes (men and women) throughout the world who have achieved much success in Sports.

POWER LIFTERS





1. Junior Faamausili (World Powerlifting Champion)



Junior holds the world record for the squat lift. Junior squatted a world record 903 pounds. Junior also holds other world power lifting records including bench press

- Robert Anae, Texas Tech offensive line coach







BASEBALL:





- Ben Solaita



- Mike Fedders of Milwaukee Brewers







BASKETBALL:







National Basketball Association - NBA





- Wallace Rank







Women's National Basketball Association - WNBA







- Naomi Mulitauaopele - Seattle Reign









MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:





- Allen Allen



Known as the "A-Bomb", Allen Allen was voted one of the top 50 indoor volleyball players of all time by Volleyball Magazine. Former US Olympian and professional beach volleyball player





- Eric Fonoimoana,



American professional beach volleyball player, won gold medal in the sydney 2000 olympics





WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:



- Leslie Tuiasosopo - 1999 USA Volleyball Team, World University Games; All-PAC 10 performer from University of Washington, 1995-1999.





BODY BUILDER:





- Sonny Schmidt - World Class / Champion Body Builder







BOXING:





- David Tua, Samoa and NZ



IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion







United States Boxing Association Champion





Former WBC International Heavyweight Champion







FOOTBALL:





Canadian Football League - CFL





-Johnny Paopao





-Uperesa Tuufuli





-Junior Ah You of the Montreal Alouettes,







National Football League - NFL





- Chris Fuamatu Maafala of the Pittsburg Steelers



- Don Sasa of the Detroit Lions



- Maa Tanuvasa, defensive end for the AFC Champion Denver Broncos Profile



- Esera Tuaolo, defensive tackle for the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons



- Al Lolotai of the Los Angeles Rams





- Charles Ane of the Detroit Lions





- Mike Ulufale of the Dallas Cowboys





- Jim Nicholson of the Kansas City Chiefs





- Keith Uperesa of the Los Angeles Raiders





- Frank Manumaleuga of the Kansas City Chiefs





- Jesse Sapolu of the San Francisco 49ers





- Dan Saleaumua





- Arnold Ale of the Kansas City Chiefs





- Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers, now playing for Miami Dolphins





- Jack Thompson of the Cincinnati Bengals





- Manu Tuiasosopo of the Seattle Seahawks



- Natu Tuatagaloa of the Seattle Seahawks





- Mosi Tatupu of the New England Patriots





- Lonnie Palelei of the Pittsburgh Steelers





- Iupeli Malamala of the New York.Jets





- Mark Tuinei of the Dallas Cowboys





- Ricky Brown of the Cleveland Browns





- Vai Sikahema of the Phoenix Cardinals





- Jerry Scanlan of the Washington Redskins





- Ray Schoenke of the Washington Redskins





- Brothers Falaniko Noga of the Phoenix Cardinals and





- Al Noga of the Minnesota Vikings





- Wilson Faumuina of the Atlanta Falcons





- Nuu Faaola of the New York Jets





- Junior Tautalatasi of the Philadelphia Eagles





- Bob Apisa of the Green Bay Packers





- Chris Manumulauga of the New York Giants



- Don Sasa of the Detroit Lions





RUGBY:





Manu Samoa Based in the Independent State of Samoa, Manu Samoa vaunts some of the most-competitive players in the sport.







All Blacks - Based in New Zealand





Samoan Members past/present:





- Tana Umaga, Captain





- Filo Tiatia,



- Dylan Mika,



- Michael Jones



- Olo Brown





- Frank Bunce



- Junior Tonu'u,





- Andrew Blowers,





- Christian Cullen





- Josh Kronfeld









DIVING:





- Greg Louganis - Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist - Louganis is widely regarded as the greatest diver in history.







SUMO WRESTLING:





- Known as Musashimaru - He achieved sumo's highest rank of yokozuna (grand champion). Born in American Samoa and raised in Hawaii, Musashimaru's birth name is Fiamalu Penitani.







- Known as Konishiki - Salevaa Atisanoe held the second-highest rank of Oseki









TRACK AND FIELD





DISCUS:







- Beatrice Faumuina, NZ



Ranked No. 1 in the World. Currently Womens World Discus Champion, World Athletics Championships, Athens, Greece 1998 - Holds Commonwealth Distance Record and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 - Olympic Silver Medalist, Atlanta, Georgia 1996.







HAMMER THROW:





- Lisa Misipeka, American Samoa







NCAA Division I Champion in the Hammer Throw, 1998.









WRESTLING:





- High Chief Peter Maivia



- Al LoLotai



- Rocky Maivia THE ROCK,is the grandson of wrestling legend High Chief Peter Maivia. Host of the popular Monday Night "SMACK DOWN" program, "The Rock" is popular with all segments of society and is arguably the most popular Samoan wrestler on the current professional wrestling circuit.





- Brothers Afa and Sika Anoa'i - "The Wild Samoans" 3-time WWF World Tag Team Champion





- Afa Anoa'i is the owner of the - Wild Samoan Training Center located in Hazleton, PA.





- Yokozuna - Rodney Anoa'i former WWF Champion. He is Afa Anoa'i's son (brother's son).





- Tonga Kid - Samuelu Fatu former WWF Champion. He is Afa Anoa'i's nephew (sister's son).





- Rakishi Phatu - Solofa Fatu Jr. (currently on WWF). He is Afa Anoa'i's nephew (sister's son).





- The Great Samu - Sam Anoa'i (former member of the Samoan Swat Team who were WWF Tag Team Champion title holders). He is the son of Afa Anoa'i.





- Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Hall of Fame professional wrestler for WWE



- Nicholas S. Liulamaga



He is the first Amer. Samoan Wrestler to win 1999 South Pacific Games 2 Gold Medals, 2 Oceania Gold

2000 Bronze Medal @ the Olympic Trials, 2001 2 Gold @ the Oceania, 2002 4th @ the Califorani Open, 2002 1st place @ the San Francisco Open, 2002 6th place @ the Korean Open, 2003 Oceania Wrestling Tournament Gold...2004 ranked 18th in the World Ranking...currently in 2005 training for the World Championship in HUN...style of wrestling Greco Roman & Freestyle