British Wrestling is proud to announce a significant achievement within its officiating ranks as Lee Seggl has successfully upgraded to the prestigious position of a Category 1 referee, accredited by United World Wrestling. Lee’s exceptional dedication and expertise have been recognised with this coveted upgrade from Category 2 following rigorous evaluations.
Lee Seggl underwent a rigorous assessment process, including a comprehensive theory examination and practical evaluations at the World Veteran Championships held in Greece in October 2023. His proficiency and knowledge stood out prominently, leading to this well-deserved promotion within the international wrestling officiating community. Lee’s position was confirmed in the recent release of the UWW Officials List for 2024.
Upon receiving the news, Lee Seggl expressed his gratitude, stating, “Becoming a Category 1 referee has been a dream and a culmination of years of hard work and dedication. I am honoured to have achieved this recognition and look forward to contributing further to the sport on a global scale.”
Richard Phillips, Lead Official at British Wrestling, commended Lee’s achievement, emphasizing, “Lee’s commitment to excellence and his continuous efforts to enhance his skills make him a true asset to our officiating team. His promotion to Category 1 is a testament to his proficiency and dedication to the sport.”
This recognition not only highlights Lee Seggl’s individual accomplishments but also underscores British Wrestling’s commitment to nurturing and fostering top-tier talent within the officiating realm. Lee’s achievement serves as an inspiration to aspiring referees and underscores the opportunities for growth and recognition within the sport.
For British Wrestling, Lee Seggl’s accomplishment marks a significant milestone, showcasing the calibre of talent within its officiating ranks and further solidifying its position on the global wrestling stage. If you would like to follow in Lee’s footsteps take a look at how to become a wrestling referee here.
Congratulations to Lee Seggl on this remarkable achievement, and we eagerly anticipate his continued contributions to the sport of wrestling at the highest level.