Track and Field
Listed below are Samoans who have achieved success or prominence on either a national scale or in a place other than Samoa.BACK TO MAIN PAGE
- Robert Anae, Texas Tech offensive line coach
- Ben Solaita
- Mike Fedders of Milwaukee Brewers
- Wallace Rank
- Naomi Mulitauaopele - Seattle Reign
- Leslie Tuiasosopo - 1999 USA Volleyball Team, World University Games; All-PAC 10 performer from University of Washington, 1995-1999.
- Sonny Schmidt - World Class / Champion Body Builder
- David Tua, Samoa and NZ
- IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion
- United States Boxing Association Champion
- Former WBC International Heavyweight Champion
- Johnny Paopao
- Uperesa Tuufuli
- Junior Ah You of the Montreal Alouettes,
- 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 Nicholsonof 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
- 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
- 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,
- Filo Tiatia,
- Dylan Mika,
- Michael Jones
- Olo Brown
- Frank Bunce
- Junior Tonu'u,
- Andrew Blowers,
- Christian Cullen
- Greg Louganis - Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist - Louganis is widely regarded as the greatest diver in history.
- Known as Konishiki - Salevaa Atisanoe held the second-highest rank of Oseki
TRACK AND FIELD
- 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.
- Lisa Misipeka, American Samoa
NCAA Division I Champion in the Hammer Throw, 1998.
- 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.
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