Video: Sam Soriano Puts on an Absolute Show for Her Segment in 'Esperanto'

Jun 19, 2022
by Teton Gravity Research  

If there’s an Esperanto athlete whose career has taken off in the last few years, it’s got to be Sam Soriano. The young female rider out of Colorado has taken to the freeride life and absolutely ran with it. After spending her youth riding BMX, racing enduro and downhill, she picked up her life and moved it to Virgin, Utah to be in the beating heart of big-mountain freeriding. Surrounding herself with the gnarliest terrain and some of the best riders to learn from have allowed Sam to develop skills on her big bike that have put her right in the forefront of women’s freeriding. We’ve already seen what she can do under pressure at Formation, but the real magic happens when she’s got more time and creativity to ride for the cameras. Last fall, she joined a crew of other female riders just down the road from her new home in the desert to put on an absolute show for her segment in Esperanto. For more information on Esperanto and to find tickets for the film tour, please head to TGR's Tour Page.

photo Peter Jamison
Sam spreading her wings in the formidable terrain of Virgin, Utah. Rachel Ross/TGR photo.

photo Peter Jamison
No stranger to the desert, Sam is starting to feel comfortable pushing the limits of freeride in this arena. Rachel Ross/TGR photo.

photo Peter Jamison
Part of the Esperanto segment is about the power of mentorship in progression, here Sam leads 13-year-old Sophie Gregory into a massive step-up. Rachel Ross/TGR photo.

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With a background in racing, Sam knows speed. Rachel Ross/TGR photo.

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  • 6 3
 I love these videos. Awesome riding.

We moved from the UK to Canada and one of the best things here is that there is so much less sexism / girls can’t do that attitude. Women here whup me at skiing and mtb it’s great. My daughter is 10 and I’ve had my last year of being a better Skiier Smile
  • 1 1
 Really disagree what what you are saying about the UK mtb comunity. We are massively supportive of female riders.
  • 2 0
 Having spent a lot of time in both places I totally get what you are saying.
  • 1 0
 @drjonnywonderboy: think it really depends where you have experience of. The UK is much more than 1 mtb community! Unless, with your comment, you're also trying to demonstrate how narrow-minded the UK appears at the same time
  • 3 0
 That feeling of progression is awesome, and to see women progress and enjoy this sport is nothing short of greatness. Keep it up!!
  • 2 0
 Awesome riding, awesome rider!
  • 2 0
 Love watching her ride. Great vid!
  • 2 0
 So rad!

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