Hailing out of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, the Franklin Regional product won Three Pennsylvania state titles and was a four-time finalist. On the international circuit, Lee has represented the U.S. on four separate occasions at the world championships between the cadet and junior levels. Lee won a cadet world title in. 2014, and back to back junior world titles in 2015 and 2016. Lee had initially entered the cadet world team trials in 2015, but after falling to Daton Fix in the best of three finals, Lee went on to make the junior world team en route to his junior world championship. Recruited by major schools such as Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Iowa, Lee ultimately chose the Hawkeyes (alma mater of his club coach Jody Strittmatter) after a long anticipated recruitment.