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Franklin Regional Sr High School Wrestler Headed To Rio Olympics

Spencer Lee

16-year Spencer Lee will be in Rio for the summer Olympics to play a key supportive role for the US Men's wrestling team. Lee, a three-time high school state champion and two-time junior world champion, will not be wrestling during the games, however the Franklin Regional wrestler will be the training partner of U.S. freestyle wrestler, Daniel Dennis. Considered one of the nation's best high school wrestlers, Lee will help Dennis warm up before matches and assist with getting Dennis ready throughout the tournament. Lee is the only high school wrestler selected out of the 14 total chosen. This will not be the first time Lee helped Dennis with training. Back in 2015, the two met at the World Championships Team Trials training camp, which at the time Lee did not know who Daniels was. "I called my dad and said, ‘Who’s Daniel Dennis?’ He said, ‘Don’t know, Spence.’, Lee says, adding, “He took a liking to me. He was really nice to me and he helped me a lot. I was doing everything I could to help him make the world team. We kept in touch.” Lee sent Dennis a text to congratulate him for making the Olympic Team for the Rio Games and one evening while having dinner at home, Daniels called Lee and asked him to be his training partner in Rio for the Summer Games. Following his trip to Rio, Lee will prepare for for the UWW Junior World Championships in Macon, France.

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