Lee Wins Olympic Team Trials

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania – Former University of Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee (HWC/NLWC) won the Olympic Team Trials at 57 kilograms at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday afternoon.

Lee defeated former Hawkeye Thomas Gilman (NLWC/TMWC), 2-0, in the best-of-three finals. The Murrysville, Pennsylvania, native won the first match via decision, 6-3, and pinned Gilman in 5:58 in the second match,

The three-time NCAA Champion outscored his opponents 27-9 en route to winning the trials.

Lee received a bye in the first two rounds before defeating Nico Megaludis (PittWC/TMWC), 8-0, in the quarterfinals and Zane Richards (IRTC/TMWC), 13-6, in the semifinals to set up the match with Gilman.

Lee will now head to the World Olympic Games Qualifier in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 11-12, needing a top-three finish to qualify the United State at 57 kilograms for the Paris Olympics.