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Someone 2 Know: Reese Larramendy Update

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When we introduced you to Reese Larramendy back in February, she dreamed about two things: going to the Olympic Training Center and winning an Olympic gold medal. As a result of our story, Reese can now cross one of those goals off her "To Do" list.

We met up with the eight-year-old wrestler at her third grade classroom, where she was fresh off a trip of a lifetime. Proudly wearing a Team USA shirt, Reese beamed when asked about her trip to Colorado Springs. "I got to train with the Olympians! I got to work out in the gym!" she shared with a smile.

Just days after our first "Someone 2 Know" story about Reese's athletic prowess aired, the Olympic Training Center contacted her and invited her family to visit the world class campus. "I was just really excited. I was surprised."

This was not just a sit-back and check-it-all-out trip; Reese actually got to break a sweat with the athletes. She lifted weights with a strength coach, ate with the athletes in the cafeteria and learned some new wrestling techniques while training with the very women whose wrestling shoes she hopes to fill one day. Wrestlers like world competitor, Adeline Gray, who is not just Reese's mentor, but one of her biggest fans. In fact, everyone at the OTC was rooting Reese on. "What was really neat, as a mom, was going there and meeting adults that are just like my eight-year-old daughter. They're so driven, so passionate and just genuinely nice," said Reese's Mom, Tara.

The long weekend trip fueled Reese's passion for the sport even more. Just a couple weeks off her trip, the only thing on Reese's mind is how to get back? "I want to train and live at the OTC," she said. "When we got home she told us she wanted to go back and my husband said, 'Keep working hard training and you will get back there.'" One week later, Reese placed 2nd at a national competition.

As for the future of the sport in the Olympics, Reese, her family and all the women at the OTC, are remaining hopeful that the International Olympic Committee will reconsider removing the sport from the games.

Written by Kristen Remington
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