Spencer Lee Named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Spencer Lee has been named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. Lee shares the award with Minnesota’s Patrick McKee.

Lee, ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds, opened the 2021 season with a first-period fall against Indiana’s 11th-ranked Liam Cronin. Lee led 6-0 before securing the fall in one minute, 21 seconds.

The pin was the 22nd of Lee’s career, his 17th in the first period. He improved to 19-0 all-time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and extended his winning streak to 24 matches.

The weekly conference honor is the second of Lee’s career. He was previously recognized Jan. 23, 2018.

Lee and McKee, who is ranked 17th at 125 pounds, meet Friday at 8 p.m. (CT) when top-ranked Iowa visits No. 14 Minnesota. The dual is televised on BTN.