“We needed to get more students in the weight room, and it’s a dream come true because that’s exactly what’s happening now (here at second Baptist). The expertise of Samson Equipment has been instrumental in making this happen. Not only do they understand the equipment, but their team includes former strength coaches who understand the vision and platform of how to train students. It’s been a pleasure to work with them and see the results in our weight room.”
– Nick Mascioli, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
At Samson Equipment, we understand the importance of a well-equipped weight room for schools and their athletic programs. That’s why we were thrilled to partner with Second Baptist School to overhaul their outdated facility, which was struggling to meet the needs of their student population.As former strength coaches ourselves, we know firsthand the value of a weight room as a central hub for an athletic department and a place where students can develop lifelong habits for taking care of their bodies. When Second Baptist School approached us with their vision for a renovated weight room with increased functionality and capacity, we knew we could help bring it to life.
“IT’S BEEN AMAZING TO SEE THE GROWTH OF THIS PROGRAM, AND SAMSON EQUIPMENT HAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN HELPING US EXPAND THE WEIGHT ROOM EVEN FURTHER. THEIR PARTNERSHIP HAS ALLOWED US TO GET EVEN MORE KIDS IN HERE WHICH EXECUTES OUR MISSION ON AN EVEN HIGHER LEVEL”
– MIKE WALKER, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
The result is a beautifully renovated space that includes 8 double-sided functional training flex-racks with single leg squat attachments, landmine attachments, and plate storage, 16 Samson combo benches with vertical storage, 16 Powerblock dumbbells, 6 Samson bar storage solutions, and Samson vertical med ball storage. This upgrade included all new custom plates with the schools colors and logos on them. These additions allow for a wider range of exercises to be performed and help increase the amount of students that can train at the same time.
We’re proud to have played a part in helping Second Baptist School create a weight room that will serve as a center of gravity for their athletic department and provide students with the tools they need to improve their strength and conditioning. If you’re interested in updating your school’s weight room, we’d love to discuss your vision and see how we can help bring it to life.
Second Baptist School
The Santa Fe High School Demons new weight room showcases three Samson Flex-Rack Functional Training Rack (FTR) Stations and seven Double-sided Flex-Rack stations all with Samson Combo Benches giving them 17 total lifting stations for their athletes. This will allow for a minimum of 51 athletes to be training at a rack during a lifting session. The FTR stations give the Demons six fully adjustable 250 pound cable columns.
Rack attachments within this weight room shown are landmine attachments, single leg squat attachments, and a utility seat for the safety catches. Samson NBA oversized hex bars with storage, dumbbell and kettlebell storage racks complete this new training facility.
Other vendors: Dynamax and Troy Barbell
Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Capital High School Jaguars refinished weight room features two Samson Flex-Rack Functional Training Rack (FTR) Combo Stations and five Double-sided Flex Rack stations all equipped with Samson Combo Benches. The Jaguars now have a total of 12 lifting stations, two fully adjustable cable columns and two lat-row combo machines. This weight room features a posterior chain area with four Glute-Ham Developers and team branded graphic shields.
Custom dumbbell and med ball storage, and wheeled lifting belt storage are featured in this room to help save and create space.
Other vendors: Dynamax and Troy Barbell
Capital High School
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“I think why I love Samson so much is that it’s a family owned business. Their customer service #1 is off the chart. Anything that I ever needed, they were there and they always made me feel like I was the top priority on that list.” Steve Englehart, Director of Sport Performance for Olympic Sports
Becoming strong as an Ox in the Rocky Mountains starts with a vision and an elite level training facility. The CU Buffaloes basketball team has been training on Samson Equipment for almost a decade and their weight room still looks brand new. This room was prior to the release of Samson’s new Flex-Rack series, however, the Functional Training Racks (FTRs) were nothing new to this room. The Buffs weight room features two styles of FTRs.
Power Racks with Cable Column Systems off to the back of the rack and Half Racks with Cable Column Systems built off the front of the racks. Coach Englehart loves the versatility and durability Samson provides with Professional Weight Room Solutions. With a one-of-a-kind layout, this is by far one of the top weight rooms in the country. #Samsonstrong
University of Colorado-Boulder Rec
“It was really great to work with Samson they gave me a lot of insight on the design process, how it’s constructed and the shipping industry…” – Augie Meyer, Head Strength Coach
Building champions starts long before anyone takes the field or court. This new, New Jersey weight room installation paid dividends for the Wolfpack Football team in 2021 by bringing home some hardware. Their championship caliber facility features 10 Samson Flex-Rack Series flexed into Full Power Racks by customer request.
This project had a hard set budget limitation to work within. Coach Meyer wanted full customization, team branding and elite level equipment to provide for his athletes. Our team helped assess the needs and requests of the coaching staffs and executed on a well thought out plan.
Other Vendors: D-Ball, Troy Barbell, TRX
West Morris Central High School
Chester, New Jersey
“Samson’s people are so good about looking at your space, looking at your needs, looking at what you want to get done in that space.” Steve Rampy, Head Football Coach
Create an environment that fosters the culture you wish you build. The Falcons have taken the step in the right direction with the addition of a new weight room. The Samson team set out to make a statement with Staley High School for the Kansas City area. A room that features 20 lifting stations with a variety of Flex-Rack Series kits: Half-Racks, Double Sided Racks, and Combo Functional Training Racks.
This custom facility is complete with inlaid platforms with team logos, custom team branding on racks and custom team branded bumper plates. The student-athletes at Staley High School can have some pride in their 4 year journey here. Custom triple tier dumbbell and med ball storage racks are also shown in this room.
Other Vendors: Perform-X
Staley High School
Kansas City, Missouri
“The room helps us on two fronts as far as with our competitors, ones recruiting, all the branding in the room, modern, bright, efficient, that’s going to help a ton. And then secondly, being able to do more with our team in less amount of time.
“ – Riley Allen
The weight room for any athletics program is vital for recruiting as well as functionality. Maximizing 2200sq ft with all the necessary tools was important to Coach Allen for the direction they want to go. Uitlizing the Samson Functional Training Racks and systems we accomplished this goal together.
This room features six Samson Flex-Rack Functional Training Racks with Perform-X inlaid systems. Attached to the rear rack stations are Lat-Row Combo Machines and Standing Leg Curl Machines. The room is divided by Ole Miss Branded Turf which separates the lifting stations from the auxiliary and accessory training area. Giving maximal functionality to this performance center. Custom team-branded Samson Urethane Bumper Plates pop off the racks and adds to the pride of Ole Miss.
Other Vendors included in this project: Keiser, PowerBlock, and Elite-Form
University of Mississippi
In the heart of Texas, the James Bowie Bulldogs stood up a new athletics weight room. Coach Hipp and his staff wanted to add as many rack stations as possible to fit the needs of their growing student population. Simple yet effective, we maxed this space out with 16 Samson Flex-Rack Double Racks giving a total of 32 stations for the Bulldogs. This will accommodate approximately 100 students at a time!
The coaching staff also wanted to minimize transition times and keep all the weights at the racks so you will also see plenty of custom bumper plates and 5-90 pound PowerBlock Sets.
James Bowie High School
“Working with Samson was an absolute breeze. I had a lot of things in my mind that I thought this space could be. Troy and the team at Samson really helped me put them down on paper with a lot of great ideas.” Taylor Gish, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Providing Professional Weight Room Solutions regardless of the logo or level is our main focus. We aim to be a resource and guide when it comes to your weight room project and put your needs first. The Eagles repurposed an existing racquetball court into a new weight room for student-athletes, staff, and alumni to utilize.
In planning this room it was extremely crucial to make sure every square foot was properly used. Keeping a minimal effective plan we were able to outfit this room with 6 Flex-Rack low profile stations horizontally linked. One side of the room features Flex-Rack Functional Training Racks (FTR) providing 6 adjustable cable columns. Custom Vertical Dumbbell storage was created and manufactured for the Eagles to store their dumbbell inventory. Custom Team branding was provided with chin bar graphics and floor logos.
The University of Northwestern-St.Paul
“The Samson weight equipment is something that exceed all our expectations…from the quality of the equipment itself to the branding…It’s just a step above and at a really professional level.” – Steve Bulette, Athletic Director
The quality of our relationships directly correlates to the success of our company. Hall of fame wrestling coach Ned Blass coached the owner of Samson Equipment, Dave Schroeder, in high school as well as coached and mentored Valhalla High School Athletic Director Steve Bulette. These lifelong relationships ultimately guided the decision to trust Samson with the Norsemen’s new weight room facility.
Valhalla High School’s vision was to make a meaningful purchase and do it right. This space was equipped with four Double Sided Flex-Racks complete with linking system, Platforms, twelve combo benches, eight barbells, three Lat-Row Combo Machines, custom Branded Bumper Plates and Dumbbells, fixed barbell and dumbbell storage. Other Vendors Featured: Concept2, American Platforms, and Troy Barbell.
Valhalla High School
El Cajon, CA
The time has come for Saint Mary’s College to upgrade their weight room facilities! The Gaels Athletic teams will now train on a completely custom designed rack being the only one of its kind in the world! Samson worked tirelessly to ensure Coach Bayer and the future of Saint Mary’s College Athletics were fully equipped with all their needs for his first weight room project. Budget and space were a huge limiting factor in this project! This facility features a custom Double Sided 6 Post Power Rack with a fully ingrained Samson® Functional Training Weight Stack System facing their turf strip! With 8 cable columns placed inside their racks, the Gaels were able to maximize the minimal floor space they had and include 2 Belt Squat Machines, 4 Glute Ham Developers, Custom Rogue® Fatbell storage, and rack attachments! To add MORE lifting platforms we used low profile half racks along the wall and custom Post Style Plate Storage. This facility is set up for 20 athletes to be lifting at a rack at any one time. Branding was an important piece of the puzzle for high level recruiting! Samson Graphic Shields and Custom Team Bumper Plates were the finishing piece This room is truly something special for the Gaels, the West Coast Conference may be on watch after this install!
Saint Mary’s College
High School weight rooms are the beginning of great athletic team culture. The Eastwood Troopers are equipped with five Flex-Series Half Racks and six Flex-Series Double Sided Racks providing them 17 total lifting stations, that is enough to have 34-51 athletes training at a station at one time. There are four free standing Lat-Row Combo machines attached to the horizontal links along the Half Rack wall. One lone Flex-Rack Series Functional Training Rack (FTR) that anchors the Double Sided Racks with two Hi-Low Cable Columns in the middle of the room. Jammer Arms are featured on the Half Racks. Custom Team Branding throughout the room with team colors and graphics. Combo Benches with Vertical Storage and Glute Ham Reverse HyperExtension Combo Benches round out benches for the Troopers. The Eastwood Strength Staff choose to equip the room with 5-90lb Commercial Series PowerBlocks. This room is located in West Texas in the town of El Paso.
Eastwood High School
El Paso, Texas
“It seemed like they really wanted to do something for us. I think it’s that personal touch that really put it over the top. Then once I started looking at the product compared to the other product I was looking at the time, it was a no-brainer to go with Samson. It was a great process and I’m super excited.”
-James Casey, Assistant Athletic Director for Human Performance
Assistant AD for Human Performance, James Carsey, had other companies in mind for this project before he decided to look into the New Era of Samson. Now the Miami RedHawks are positioned to upgrade their weight room over time utilizing our patented Flex-Rack design. The Flex-Rack Series gives you true flexibility when planning your weight room around a restricted budget by using one foundational frame. With this foundational frame you have the freedom to “Flex” your racks and room layout as you wish. The Redhawks have 18 Flex-Rack Half Racks in place and plan to upgrade these stations to Functional Training Racks (FTR) in the near future which would give them up to 36 Hi-Low Cable Columns in their weight room for functional training modalities.
“This room is an old room. It’s been here since the 1990s, so overcoming the challenges and the surprises this type of room comes with, Samson was able to help us figure out creative solutions to the problems we had… Widefield is a powerful and proud community, so this hopefully emulates the pride and the commitment to our community.” -Jon Shub, Athletic Director
Jon Shub had a vision and plan to execute a well planned weight room for his school. Two large obstacles he faced were room limitations and planned budget for his project. The room limitations were common in the high school field as Widefield was repurposing an existing weight room to accommodate new student-athlete needs and school growth. Our Sales Team was quick to present multiple room layouts and equipment plans to meet the needs of Widefield High School.
Our patented Flex-Rack series is unlike anything on the market at this time, due to its unique capability to “flex” the design over time your weight room is truly never set in stone. This weight room features ten Flex-Rack Series Half Racks. Six of these Stations are equipped with a 250lb weight stack on the right side of the rack only acting as a half Functional Training Rack (FTR). Over time Widefield can upgrade to add full FTR’s to all ten of their Flex-Series Half Racks. Samson Rubber Bumper Plates, Samson Base Combo Benches, Rack Storage Kits, and Connecting Links were utilized in this room. Other Vendors Featured: Perform-X, Troy Barbell and CAP Barbell.
Widefield High School
Colorado Springs, CO
“The strongest thing they offered me was the customizing of what our needs were…They just are so helpful in meeting your needs for your physical space, but then on top of that their customer service is second to none. They make it right.” -Steve Rampy, Head Football Coach
The Chesty Lions were extremely limited in their space utilization for the size of their weight room. This new weight room features four Functional Training Rack (FTR) Combos and six Double Sided Racks, a large team logo turf strip throughout the room, Perform-X tracking system, Glute Ham Developers, Dumbbell pit, and Samson Vertical Storage Combo Benches. The FTR Combo fit four Lat-Row Combo Machines and four Hi-Low cable columns in a small amount of space facing the dumbbell pit for accessory work. The FTR Combo provides an open Half Rack lifting station for athletes to have simultaneous use of the rear and front of the rack. This room allows for 50-60 athletes to train safely at a time.
Lawrence High School
Heading into his second collegiate Head Strength and Conditioning position, Coach Zach Fears, was tasked with designing and procuring a new weight room for a HUGE renovation at Southeastern Oklahoma University. Space was plenty in this room, Samson equipped the room with 16 Half Racks with Custom Tablet holders, 16 Combo Benches, Six Lat-Row Combo Machines, Six Glute Ham Developers, Four Hi-Low Cable Columns, One Belt Squat, and multiple rack attachments and accessory work tools! With a completely separate turf room for conditioning we designed our first speed sleds for pulling. As budget shifted through construction and renovation, Samson did not sacrifice custom branding! The Graphic Shields read “Savage” and “Storm” on each side of the graphic shields and the bumper plates included custom team colors and logos which will play a great role in recruiting high caliber athletes to Durant, Oklahoma!
Southeastern Oklahoma University
Training tactical operators efficiently is often a tough challenge when not equipped properly. The 58th SOW unit put our customization abilities to the test by utilizing our new Flex-Rack Series foundational frame to maximize floor space and training areas in this Human Performance Facility. There are a total of eight custom Flex-Rack units. Each Flex-Rack contains a Functional Training Rack (FTR) attached to a 6-post Power Rack. This means you can have between 6-9 operators at a station. That is up to 72 tactical athletes throughout the eight custom stations. The FTR’s are all equipped with our Fly-Away chin bar design. The Power Racks have our standard Multi-Grip chin bar. One section was a completely custom Monkey Bar connecting link.
With extremely limited space within the repurposed room, being creative with storage was extremely important. Each custom link is equipped with extra barbell storage, shelving, and custom rolling carts made for HAVAK Triad dumbbells. Custom branding throughout the room was designed with intent and purpose to encourage operators to use the room daily and use the expertise of Human Performance staff. This room features an abundance of Samson accessories featuring our Dual Malak attachments, Jammer Arms, Safety Straps, Single Leg Squat Attachments, Band Attachment Pegs and Bands. Two new products were designed and rolled out, Belt Squat and Monolift Attachments. Great brands and vendors helped round this room out featuring Kabuki Strength, Spud Inc, Concept2, Havak Triad, Dynamax, Tsunami Bar, Rogue Fitness, and Troy Barbell.
As the Human Performance sector grows within the United States Military we are looking forward to servicing the brave men and women that protect and serve our country.
“Working with the military it is hard to purchase anything directly. Samson was willing to work with other companies to make the process happen in a timely manner and to get everything we needed. We’ve gone further then I ever imagined or that I’ve ever seen in a weight room. There are things that I never really thought of if I would of just went with a regular joe off the street. With Samson, everything is customizable. It really is crazy to say but your dreams come true. Not just to make it happen but the expertise, and the knowledge from the Samson staff themselves allowed us to get there. You need people with a performance mindset and Samson has that.” – Justin Schwind
Wow…..just…..WOW! That’s all we can really say here!! The University of West Florida’s new weight training facility catapults them right to the very top of the very best weight rooms in the entire country. Too much going on here, but to give the highlights: Custom Double Sided FTR Racks with Custom Graphics, Links with Custom Branding and Flat Screen TV Displays, Inlaid Platforms with PerformX Tracking System, Custom Logo and Color Bumper Plates, Custom Storage for Bumper Plates, Olympic Plates, Bands, DC Blocks, Combo Benches, etc. Every square inch of this facility was custom designed in some form or fashion. Coach Morgan and his staff were absolutely fantastic to work with as well. No doubt the Argonauts are set up for success for years to come. #Samsonstrong
University of West Florida
The University of Maryland Baltimore County has a new facility that puts them heads and tails above any in their conference. Kudos to the Retrievers for stepping their game up in a HUGE way. The Samson team was beyond excited to work on this custom equipment. In came all new Custom Designed Half Racks with “RETRIEVERS” branded on the racks themselves, new Scissor Tables, Custom Benches w/ logos, etc. No doubt, big things are in store for UMBC! #Samsonstrong
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
To say this project was unique is an understatement. AT&T Stadium is home to the Cotton Bowl Game, which is a part of the College Football Playoff system each year. Rather than make each team that is selected to play in this game each year to either bring equiment, or train at a local high school, the committe at the Cotton Bowl decided to clear space in AT&T Stadium and buid a permanent training facility. In comes custom built Half Racks w/ Graphics, Custom Bumper Plates, horizontal links for each rack, a large DB pit w/ Custom Logo DB’s, Glute Ham Benches, Cardio Area, Custom Pillar Staitons a well as a Turf Area for Dynamic Warm Up, Sled Pulls/Push, etc. This is the 1st of it’s kind and puts other Bowl Games on notice!
The United States Air Force Academy’s Olympic Sports Weight Training Facility is now complete, and the final results speak for themselves. In comes 12 Custom FTR Racks, 12 Double Sided Racks, Glute Ham Benches, Combo Benches, Wood Technique Boxes, Plyo Boxes and more! The FTR Racks feature adjustable cable units incorporated off the back side of the Half Rack Design. This allows for a multitude of training options all while saving on valuable floor space thanks to it’s compact design. Each Rack is Linked Horizontally with various chin up options as well as custom storage for plates, wrist roller attachments, dip attachments AND custom graphic shields!! #Samsonstrong
Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Located just outside of El Paso TX stands one of the finest weight training facilities you’ll find! All new Custom Logo Inlaid Platforms, FTR Racks Linked together w/ Custom Graphics, Custom Color/Logo Bumper Plates, Large DB array w/ Custom Logo DB’s, Belt Squats, Various Lower Body Machines, etc. No doubt the Lobos are set up for success for years to come!
Mountain View High School
The custom built equipment for Ridgefield High School is officially installed! To say this weight room is “unique” is a vast understatement. TOO much going on here, but the highlights include: Inlaid Platforms w/ Logos, FTR Racks built into Custom Full Power Racks, Linked together with custom Bumper Plate/Olympic Plate Storage. These unique designs also left room for custom storage for smaller attachments as well as bar storage and horizontal linking systems. Oh, and don’t forget the custom graphics!
Ridgefield High School
With previous experience working with Samson, Athletic Director Joe Anaya knew who he was going to call for the weight room project at Moriarty High School! Joe put his complete trust in the experts at Samson to deliver a first class facility with all their needs covered within their budget. From the flooring to the furnished equipment Samson handled the project for Moriarty High School. Multiple versions of Samson Functional Training Racks were utilized to offer athletes and physical education students at MHS both free weight training as well as weight stack machines! A large Pinto in the center of the turf, custom branded graphic shields, and custom team color and logo plates, custom logo dumbbells brings school pride to the forefront in this room! With a new weight room facility, the school hopes to encourage more kids to join the athletic programs at Moriarty High School. We have no doubt in our minds that this goal will be achieved.
Moriarty High School
Moriarty, New Mexico
With the help of a great booster club, the Anna High School Rockets are prepared for take off! This facility was redone from the floor up. The flooring was finished with 16 inlaid platforms with custom team logos, dot drill placements, and inlaid PerformX® Trak Systems. Samson featured products are eight Double Sided Racks, Combo Benches, Custom Team Graphic Shields, Power Sleds, Dip Attachments, and Rotational Rack Attachments.
Anna High School
The Eagles are taking flight. Coach Jeff Woodruff has coached at both the high school and collegiate level. He even has a couple Bowl Championship Rings from his days at the University of Washington, including a National Championship! Turning a program around takes a great deal of work and leadership to build a winning culture. Coach Woodruff made this athletic facility renovation a main focus and searched for the highest quality product and service for his school knowing it was going to last for many years to come after him. After asking colleagues around the country and doing his homework vetting companies, he decided to work with Samson Equipment on getting his room furnished. From the flooring to the furniture, Samson was there to help him cross the finish line. The provided budget for the flooring and equipment was an extremely limiting factor. The Director of Sales, Scott Schroeder, found perfect solutions for the Eagles to have everything they needed plus more. Branding was a great focus for the room in order to continue building on the school pride Coach Woodruff has built since 2015.
Andress High School
El Paso, TX
Something quite unique is building in the Arizona Desert. Arizona Arsenal, a soccer club boasting more than 50 competitive teams, now has it’s very own weight training facility! Everything was built to the club’s specifications as well as branded w/ their logos and club colors. The Samson design team had a blast working on this facility!! #Samsonstrong
Del Valle High School, located in Austin TX, is now home to one of the finest high school weight training facilities in the country. Go ahead, we dare you to try and beat this one! WAY too many custom items to list, but the highlights include Custom Double and Half Racks all linked togther with Custom Graphics, Plates, Bumper Plates and Benches, a slew of selectorized machines, Custom DB racks to hold Med Balls, KB’s and Custom Logo DB’s and much much more!! #Samsonstrong
Del Valle High School
Del Velle, TX