University of Iowa Athletics

Spencer Lee

Height 5-3
Weight 125 lbs.
Class RS Sr.
Hometown Murrysville, Pa.
High School Franklin Regional
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2020-21
• Big Ten Medal of Honor winner
• Hodge Trophy Winner
• NCAA Champion, became the seventh three-time NCAA champion in program history
• Lee outscored his five opponents 59-8 on his way to the title
• All-American (21st four-time in school history)
• Big Ten Champion (125 pounds)
• Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
• No. 1 seed at NCAA Championships
• Undefeated 12-0 record
• Outscored 12 opponents 141-15
• Five pins, all in the first period (1:21, 1:53, 2:27, 1:32, 0:23)
• Scored bonus points in 11-of-12 matches
• First eight matches of the season were terminated early (5 pins, 3 tech. falls)
• Wire-to-wire No. 1 ranked wrester at 125
• 11 wins over ranked opponents, four in the top 10
• Finished season with 35-match winning streak, outscoring his opponents, 432-42.
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Academic Scholar
2019-20
• Hodge Trophy Winner
• James E. Sullivan Award Winner
• All-American
• NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler
• Big Ten Champion (125 pounds)
• Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
• No. 1 seed at NCAA Championships
• Undefeated 18-0 record
• Outscored 18 opponents 234-18
• NCAA best 5.0 average team points
• Four pins, all in the first period (0:54, 0:52, 2:21, 2:53)
• Nine technical falls, team high and most by a Hawkeye since Doug Schwab in 2000
• Four technical falls in the first period, all in under four minutes
• Scored bonus points in 16-of-18 matches
• Team-high 58 dual points scored
• Only four of 18 matches went the full seven minutes
• Wire-to-wire No. 1 ranked wrester at 125
• Seven wins over ranked opponents, four in the top 7, three in the top 5
• Won the U.S. Senior Nationals to earn a spot at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Scholar Athlete
• Letterwinner
2018-19
• NCAA champion
• Won the 125-pound national title, earning All-America honors
• Outscored opponents 55-7 in five matches at NCAA Championships
• Placed second at the Big Ten Championships
• Posted a 23-3 overall record, including a perfect 7-0 mark in Big Ten duals
• Had a team-high seven technical falls
• Eight pins ranked second on the team
• Had a pin in 30 seconds, fasted on the team
• Placed second at the Midlands Championships
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler at annual team banquet
• NWCA Academic All-American Team
• Letterwinner
2017-18
• NCAA champion, winning first career title at 125 pounds to earn All-America honors
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• Scored team bonus points in four of his five NCAA matches to earn USA Wrestling’s Athlete of the Week honors
• Placed third at Big Ten Championships, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors
• Earned Amateur Wrestling News’ 2018 Hammer Award
• Posted a 22-2 record at 125 pounds, going 8-0 in dual competition and 6-0 in Big Ten duals
• Scored 37 team points in dual competition
• Won title at UNI Open and placed sixth at Midlands Championships
• Led team in overall winning percentage (.917), dual and Big Ten dual winning percentage (1.000), fastest fall (40 seconds) and technical falls (8)
• Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/23)
• Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrester at annual team banquet
• Amateur Wrestling News all-rookie team
• Big Ten sportsmanship award winner
• NWCA Academic All-American team
• Letterwinner
High School
• Four time Pennsylvania state qualifier
• Three time Pennsylvania state champ (113, 120 x 2)
• Only gave up 3 takedowns in four years until the state finals his senior year
• No. 1 wrestler in the country for all four years (113, 120 and 126)
• Cadet World Champion (50kg)
• Two time Junior World Champion (50kg)
• Only world champion in school history
• Was on the high honor roll
• Volunteered at kids club and miracle league
Personal
• Born on October 14th, 1998 in Denver, Colorado
• Son of Larry and Cathy Lee
• Has a twin sister named Gaby
• Mother was an alternate for the Olympic judo team
• Father was the judo national coach and the paralympic coach
• Sports and recreation management major

    

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA OT MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2017-18 22-2 8-0 6-0 37 3rd 1st 0-0 1-0 8-0 9-0 0:40
2018-19   23-3 12-1 7-0 61 2nd 1st 0-1 3-0 7-0 8-1 0:30
2019-20 18-0 12-0 9-0 58 1st X 0-0 3-0 9-0 4-0 0:52
2020-21 12-0 5-0 5-0 24 1st 1st 0-0 3-0 3-0 5-0 0:23
Career 75-5 37-1 27-0 180 0-1 10-0 27-0 26-1 0:23