At the age of 17 and, still with a year left to go in high school, Pennsylvania Wrestling star Spencer Lee isn't shy about his career goals. The 3x undefeated PIAA State Champion for Franklin Regional aspires to become an Olympic Champion.
Lee already owns two UWW World Championships, one in Cadet and one in Junior, and next month will look for his second straight Junior World Championship at 50 kg.
How is Lee preparing for that feat?
By travelling with Team USA's 2016 Olympic Wrestling Team to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Spencer has formed a relationship with former Iowa Hawkeye and 2016 Olympian Daniel Dennis who will be representing Team USA at 57 kg in Freestyle. Spencer, who earlier this summer gave a verbal commitment to the Iowa Hawkeyes, was asked by Dennis to be his training partner for the Olympics. His responsibilities include drilling with and warming up the Olympian for his competition on Friday August 19th.
PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson sat down with Iowa Hawkeye Assistant Coach Terry Brands to discuss a Pennsylvania Pipeline to Iowa and Daniel Dennis. He also caught up with Spencer Lee prior to his departure for Rio.