IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the second week in a row, 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 Wisconsin’ Eric Barnette.
Lee, ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds, pinned No. 9 Mitch McKee of Minnesota in one minute, 53 seconds, to lead No. 1 Iowa to a 35-4 win over the No. 15 Gophers on Jan. 22. Lee led 14-0 before securing the fall, registering a takedown 31 seconds into the match and piling up 12 nearfall poins. The first-period fall was his second this season and 18th of his career.
Lee improved to 24-0 all-time in Big Ten duals and extended his winning streak to 25 matches.
The weekly conference honor is the third of his career and the second for Iowa this season.
The top-ranked Hawkeyes return to action hosting No. 10 Illinois on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual is televised on BTN.