Spencer Lee named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | July 21, 2014, 10:35 a.m. (ET)

Spencer Lee (Saegertown, Pa./Team USA) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.


Each week, TheMat.com will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.


Lee won a gold medal for the United States at the Cadet World Championships last week in Snina, Slovakia.


Lee, a Pennsylvania product, put on a dominant display at 50 kg/110 lbs., picking up three technical falls and a fall while not surrendering a single point en route to the gold medal.

Lee defeated Afgan Khashalov of Azerbaijan 11-0 in the gold-medal match. He opened the scoring with a quick takedown in the first 20 seconds to set the tone and take a 2-0 lead. Lee followed that up with four more takedowns and a pushout point to earn the technical fall and the gold.


Lee was one of three Cadet World freestyle champions for the U.S. Mason Manville and Mark Hall also struck gold for the United States. The American team placed third in the team standings.


Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at csesker@usawrestling.org