2019 Senior Nationals - US Olympic Trials Qualifier

By The Numbers: Spencer Lee's Insanely Dominant Freestyle History

By The Numbers: Spencer Lee's Insanely Dominant Freestyle History

Analyzing the numbers for every freestyle match Spencer Lee wrestled at the Cadet and Junior age levels.

Dec 16, 2019 by Wrestling Nomad
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Easily the most intriguing entry of this weekend’s Olympic Trials Qualifier is Spencer Lee. We’re here to remind you just how dominant he was coming up through the age-level ranks.

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Easily the most intriguing entry of this weekend’s Olympic Trials Qualifier is Spencer Lee. We’re here to remind you just how dominant he was coming up through the age-level ranks.

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Not only will this weekend be Spencer’s senior-level debut, but it will also be the first time he’s wrestled a freestyle match at all since September 2016. He won two Junior world titles, as well as a Cadet world title, before graduating high school.

We went through the archives and cataloged every freestyle match Lee has wrestled at the Cadet and Junior age levels. The results were staggering.

He made four world teams and did Cadet duals once, so he never wrestled at Junior duals, and also never competed in Fargo since he was always training for a world title. So we’re dealing with Akron, one Cadet duals, the Junior Open, and Junior Trials domestically, along with the associated world championships internationally.

In total, he wrestled 54 freestyle matches from the summer going into his freshman year until the summer going into his senior year of high school. Here are the numbers:

  • 50-4 record
  • 40 techs (74.1%)
  • 9 pins
  • 90.7% bonus rate
  • 3 World Titles

He only gave up points in fewer than a quarter of his matches, and fewer than 10 of them even made it to the second period. After his 2016 gold medal, he became the first American to win two Junior world titles.

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Akron 2013

  1. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Kanen Storr, Michigan (Fall 0:37)
  2. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Bryce West, Iowa (TF 17-6)
  3. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Timothy Sakow, Florida (TF 10-0)
  4. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Josiah Seaton, Kansas (TF 10-0)
  5. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Noah Baughman, Ohio (Fall 0:19)
  6. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Jack Mueller, Texas (Fall 0:40)
  7. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Daton Fix, Oklahoma (TF 13-2)

Cadet Duals 2013

  1. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Will Egli, Indiana (TF 10-0)
  2. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Jackson Sisk, North Carolina (Fall 0:20)
  3. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Paul Trey Paschal, Georgia Red (TF 11-0)
  4. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Alex Hrisopoulos, Michigan Blue (TF 10-0)
  5. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Josh Venia, Ohio Red (Fall 0:14)
  6. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Austin O`Connor, Illinois (Fall 1:29)
  7. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania Red over Austin O`Connor, Illinois (TF 10-0)

Worlds 2013

  1. WIN Ravzan Domitru (Romania), tech. fall, 7-0 (0:48)
  2. WIN Abolfazi Hajipurmiji (Iran), tech. fall 8-0 (1st period)
  3. LOSS Mahir Amiraslanov (Azerbaijan), tech. fall 4-11 (2:44)
  4. LOSS Irakli Mkheidze (Georgia), 3-6, first period (2 three-point throws)

Akron 2014

  1. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Allan Hart, Ohio (TF 11-0)
  2. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Joseph Barber, New York (TF 10-0)
  3. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Jaden Van Maanen, Wisconsin (TF 10-0)
  4. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Danny Vega, Arizona (TF 10-0)
  5. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Drew West, Iowa (TF 10-0)
  6. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Ben Freeman, Michigan (TF 10-0)
  7. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania over Joey Prata, Virginia (TF 11-1)

Worlds 2014

  1. WIN Balazs Egyed (Hungary), 10-0
  2. WIN Akkaya Deniz (Turkey), 12-0
  3. WIN Nicolai Grahamez (Moldova), Fall
  4. WIN Afgan Khashalov (Azerbaijan), 11-0

Akron 2015

  1. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania won by tech fall over Will Lewan, Illinois (TF 10-0)
  2. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania won by tech fall over Jordin James, Ohio (TF 10-0)
  3. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania won by tech fall over Nicholas Raimo, New Jersey (TF 14-4)
  4. Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania won by tech fall over Austin Gomez, Illinois (TF 10-0)
  5. Daton Fix, Oklahoma won by decision over Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania (Dec 5-5)
  6. Daton Fix, Oklahoma won by decision over Spencer Lee, Pennsylvania (Dec 9-6)

Junior Trials 2015

  1. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Liam Cronin, Servite (TF 10-0)
  2. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Brandon Courtney, Sunkist Kids (TF 10-0)
  3. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Danny Vega, Tucson Cyclones (TF 10-0)
  4. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Danny Vega, Tucson Cyclones (TF 10-0)

Worlds 2015

  1. WIN Roman Gutsalyak (Ukraine), tech. fall 10-0
  2. WIN Darkhan Kalkenov (Kazakhstan), tech. fall 12-2
  3. WIN Roberti Dingashvili (Georgia), tech. fall 10-0
  4. WIN Bhart Datil (India), tech. fall 12-2
  5. WIN Ali Reza Goodarzi (Iran), tech fall 10-0

Junior Open 2016

  1. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Dominic LaJoie, Michigan-RTC (TF 10-0)
  2. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Rhett Golowenski, OWA (TF 10-0)
  3. Spencer Lee, Young Guns won by tech fall over Patrick McKee, Minnesota Storm (TF 10-0)

Junior Trials 2016

  1. Spencer Lee, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club won by tech fall over Mosha Schwartz, SOT (TF 10-0)
  2. Spencer Lee, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club won by tech fall over Mosha Schwartz, SOT (TF 10-0

Worlds 2016

  1. WIN Engin Cetin (Turkey), 11-0
  2. WIN Valentin Damour (France), Fall 0:27
  3. WIN Razvan Kovacs (Romania), 12-0
  4. WIN Aliabbas Rzazade (Azerbaijan), 12-0
  5. WIN Khurshid Parpiev (Kyrgyzstan), 11-9