East Nasty of the Week: Lee Wilson

Well folks, this East Nasty of the Week has been in process for a little over two weeks now, but due to unseen circumstances (such as Lee getting into a skiing accident and spending a week in the hospital), it is just now becoming a reality. So let me introduce the newest member of the ENOW community, Lee Wilson!!!

Lee was born and raised in St. Helens, Oregon, which is just North of Portland. As early as middle school, he showed keen ability in both track and cross country. Throughout his high school years he received several state awards in both cross country and track. In fact, just a few years ago, Lee was inducted into his high school’s Hall of Fame. That’s right folks, we have a Hall-a-Famer amongst us!!!

When it was time for college, he was recruited by THE school for running in the world, the University of Oregon. Lee loved being a part of such a historic place, and felt very privileged to be surrounded by incredible coaches and world class runners. As a gift one season, one of his coaches gave Lee one of Steve Prefontaine’s international medals. Unfortunately, Lee was injured during his Junior and Senior year of college, and therefore feels he did not reach his true potential while there.

Since college Lee has lived in San Diego, Portland, New York City (on the Upper West Side!) and now Nashville. He is married to the lovely Anglea McCorkle Wilson (who was nice enough to answer questions for me so I could write this!), and they were going to host this year’s Christmas party until Lee got into his accident.

From the reports we have received so far, Lee is doing better and is out of the hospital. We hope that he has a speedy recovery, and can at least join us out at 3 Crow soon enough. If you would like to send Lee some well wishes, please feel free to add a comment to this post so he can read it.

Rod Jones

13 Responses to East Nasty of the Week: Lee Wilson

  1. Cristina says:

    Yay! ENOW! congrats sir and I hope your are getting well swiftly!

  2. Lanie says:

    Congrats Lee! Get well soon!

  3. Sam says:

    Gentlemen we can rebuild him
    We have the technology
    We have the capability to make the worlds first bionic man
    Lee Wilson will be that man
    Better than he was before
    Better, Stronger, Faster

  4. Matt Alley says:

    Da da da daaaaaa
    Da da da da da da da da daaaaaa!!

  5. Alexis says:

    Well deserved ENOW! Sending healing vibes your way.

  6. Marie Winget says:

    Lee – SO sorry!!! Will look forward to your speedy recovery and more fun times at 3 Crow!

  7. Lindsay Aubert says:

    Hope that you can be running again soon!

  8. John van der Harst says:

    You bested Pre at staying alive THIS time. Just because you Oregon tracksters are renowned doesn’t mean you’re indestructible. We want you back. You continue to have a lot to offer, like sharing experiences/lessons some of us unable to have been on a great college track team think you were damn lucky to get.

  9. […] of the half/full marathon…our friend Lee Wilson is in charge of the water stop at 9th and Russell, and he needs some volunteers.  If you are not […]

  10. […] for the race (use the code ENFL for a $5 discount!), and join Mark, Phil, Lee, Beth and the NRC gang for a challenging and beautiful day on the trails while helping to give back […]

  11. […] free Yazoo brew, 10% discounts on NRC stock,  injury screenings, and probably some authentic Lee Wilson […]

  12. […] Pint Night at NRC this week, but be sure to wish Lee and his crew good luck racing the Pinhoti 100 trail race this weekend. Our own board member Beth […]

  13. […] I hear they are having a killer sale on Saturday for Small Business Saturday – which is also Lee Wilson’s […]

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