Sam attended and skied for the University of Utah—where he was an NCAA All-American, and then GroundSwell Athletics in Park City—a post-grad team where athletes combine skiing with education and experience to create long term growth in and out of the sport. DuPratt is primarily a speed skier with the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team, scoring his first World Cup points in super-G in Kitzbühel, Austria. In 2020 DuPratt sustained a major injury breaking both of his legs in Val Gardena. He fought his way back and ended the 2023 season as the NorAm super-G overall champion, taking back a spot on the World Cup team for the 2023-24 season.
When he's not skiing, he's water skiing, mountain biking, camping, hunting, and up to general shenanigans.
"My favorite memory as a competitor was scoring my first WC points in Kitzbuehel in 2019. "
7 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Dupratt
- 1. Sam says his top three notable athletic accomplishments are: 2017 NCAA Team Champion with University of Utah, 2019 super-G overall Nor-Am Title, 22nd Val Gardena super-G 2020.
- 2. Sam's motto is, "Headfirst, eyes closed, can't lose."
- 3. Three things he'd like the world to know: "I don't like cheese, it tastes and smells like feet. I also don't like feet. My greatest fears are sharks, rolling my ankles, complacency, and sharks."
- 4. Sam's favorite movie is Madagascar. He says, "if you disagree we have a problem."
- 5. He says his favorite athletes are "Anyone who didn't take a standard path to success. Every athlete has a story and relates to aspiring athletes in different ways. One athlete that always stuck out to me was Daron Rahlves. He proved that there is no one path in the sport of ski racing."
- 6. When he's not skiing, he's water skiing, mountain biking, camping, hunting, and up to general shenanigans.
- 7. In the future, Sam "would love to pursue ownership of my own business following my athletic career."