2012 Olympian and potential Hall of Famer Justin (Harry) Lester (Army/WCAP) will not be competing at the Olympic Trials on Sunday due to an injury sustained at practice At this point, the nature of the injury is not known. This is undoubtedly a huge disappointment for Lester. The two-time World bronze medalist also boasts an impressive number of major tournament victories and despite competing up at a weight that might not be his best fit, he was certainly expected to be a major threat tomorrow morning.
From Harry Lester’s Facebook earlier this evening:
“Sometimes in life things don’t go the way you want them to go! You train everyday for years for the moment to accomplish your dreams of being an Olympian and winning a gold medal. For me this time it hasn’t gone my way! I will not be competing in the Olympic trials this year because of an injury during practice. I won’t lie, it sucks, there is no other way to put it! But I can tell you God has a bigger and better plan for me, and I’m accepting that. Thank you to everyone that has cheered, clapped, supported, and enjoyed my wrestling. I’ve been blessed to wear a singlet with USA on it for many years, and I’ve been blessed and honored to represent the Army and WCAP for the past 6 years! Wrestling has given me so many opportunities, now it’s time for me to give back. Once again thank you to everyone that’s believed in me and stuck by me through everything!”
From those of us at Five Point Move, congratulations on a stellar career and best of luck moving forward!