"Still not sure I'm in his league, but it's awesome to be coached by a guy like that," Varner said of Sanderson, a gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics. "I owe him a lot. It means a lot to have him with me."
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"He was going to get me to my ultimate goal, which was to win a gold medal at the Olympics -- and that's what he did," Varner said.