March’s Wrestler of the Month: Miles Lee

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Pennsylvania is known as the toughest wrestling state in the country making placing at the PA state tournament quite a feat in its own right. Placing at the state tournament with less than 3 years of wrestling experience is nearly unheard of. However, Miles Lee did exactly that when he took 5th place at the Hershey Center this past March. Miles, although still a relative newcomer to the sport, became the first ever state place winner from a Beat the Streets program and only the second ever in Philadelphia Public League history.

Miles had an incredibly dominant season leading up to states putting together a 36-4 record with his only losses coming to the number 1 ranked wrestler in the country, a Delaware state champ, and 2 PA state placers. Miles won the Public League tournament, Districts, and Regionals. He was named the “Outstanding Wrestler” at both the the Public League and District tournaments.

At states, Miles won his first match 8-4. In the quarterfinals, he gutted out an 8-6 sudden victory win to guarantee himself a spot on the podium. He dropped his next two matches to the wrestlers that finished second and third respectively, putting him in the 5th and 6th place match. He ended his high school career on a high note, winning his 5th place match 6-3.

Miles’s success comes as no surprise to those who know him. An incredibly hard worker, Miles would frequently supplement his South Philadelphia High School practices with training at the Philadelphia Police Athletic League,and the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center. In fact, sometimes Miles would have to be reminded to allow his body to rest and recover because of how hard he pushed himself. Miles has been named March’s Wrestler of the Month for his incredible season and 5th place performance at states!

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