Sean Lenning, Shoreline, WA

Posted on Feb 21 2012 - 9:17pm by DV

LENNINGPlayer Info

From: Shoreline, WA
Born: April 18th, 1985
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 210 lbs
Coach: Dad (Larry Lenning)
Sparring partner(s) at home: none
How long have you been playing: 19 years
What are your goals for the R48 season: Get to play in Utah and try to have intensity
Favorite handball tournament: Toledo
How do you prepare for Race events: Depends. Usually nothing.
Favorite pro player: Tati Silverya and Marcos Chavez
How would you describe your game: inconsistent
What is your best shot: Used to be fly kill. Currently it all feels like a struggle. Hope to get my serve back.
Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: just circumstance

Sean Lenning is affectionately known as “The Freak” for his unparalleled ability to consistently execute shots never before considered. Lenning has been regarded as the most talented player in handball since his early teens and has parlayed that talent into five 3-Wall national singles titles, three R48 titles and two appearances in the Simple Green U.S. Open finals. Lenning possesses one of the most dangerous serve-and-shoot games in the history of the sport and often dominates matches by never allowing his opponent into rallies. Lenning has been on the short end of several of the most dramatic matches of the last five years, including an 11-10 tiebreaker loss in the finals of the 2007 U.S. Open to Paul Brady, an 11-8 tiebreaker loss to Tony Healy in the finals of the 2008 U.S. Open and an 11-9 tiebreaker loss to Paul Brady in the semifinals of the 2012 U.S. Open. At just 28, Lenning has the game and plenty of time to seize the game’s greatest trophies.

2011/12 Race Record:

R48 I #1 Plummer ’11: 2nd place: Finals Loss (Moreno)

R48 I #2 U.S. Open ’11: 5th place: Round of 8 loss (McCarthy)

R48 I #3 Tucson ‘11: 2nd place: Finals loss (Moreno)

R48 I #4 Fresno ’12: Champion (Alvarado)

R48 I #5: Atlanta ’12: Tied 3rd place: Semifinals loss (Moreno)

R48 I # 6: Salt Lake City ’12: 2nd place: Finals loss (Moreno)

R48 I #7: LAAC: Champion (Al. Garner)

R48 I #8: TPC Seattle: 2nd place: Finals loss (Moreno)

2012/13 Race Record:

R48 II #1 U.S. Open ’12: 4th place: Semifinals loss (Brady)

R48 II #2 Tucson ’12: Champion (Al. Garner)

R48 II #3 Houston ’13: 9th place: Round of 16 loss (Selestow)

R48 II #4 Alaska ’13: 2nd place: Finals loss (Moreno)

R48 II #5 Denver ’13: 2nd place: Finals loss (Moreno)

R48 II #6 Salt Lake City ’13: Tied 3rd place: Semifinals loss (Shanks)

R48 II #7 TPC Seattle ’13: 8th place

2013/14 Race Record:

R48 III #1 Plummer ’13: 7th place: Rd of 8 Loss (Peixoto)

R48 III #2 US Open ’13: 7th place: Rd of 4 Loss (Alvarado)

R48 III #3 Houston ’14: T11th place: Rd of 16 Loss (Selestow)

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