Spencer Lee



  • 3x National Champion
  • 2x Hodge Trophy Winner
  • 2020  AAU James E. Sullivan Award Winner
  • 4x All-American
  • 2020 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler
  • 2x Big Ten Champion 
  • 2x Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
  • Won the U.S. Senior Nationals to earn a spot at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • 3x Academic All-Big Ten
  • 3x NWCA Scholar Athlete
  • 2018 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner

“I want to do better, compete harder, and win more. … I’m going to go out there and do the best I can to put on a show and try to create more fans for our sport and university.”

Spencer Lee (November 4, 2022 to Josh O'Leary for Iowa Magazine)

“Spencer had the distinction of being the last Dan Hodge Trophy winner while Dan was still alive. Believe me, Dan Hodge knew who Spencer Lee was. The last time I talked to him I told him Spencer had won it and he said, ‘What a great choice.’”

Mike Chapman, founder of WIN Magazine who created the Hodge Trophy in 1995

2x Hodge Trophy


AAU James E. Sullivan

Award Winner



“You can’t win a team title with just one guy. Even if I pinned every single opponent the most I can score is 30 points, and I’m pretty sure the second and third place teams were above 100. You can’t win it with one guy. You have to win it with a team. That’s all that matters. It takes a team effort.”

Spencer Lee (March 20th, 2021 | After winning his third National title and first National Team Title)


Most Dominant Wrestler


Big Ten Wrestler of the Year

Team USA Wrestling

Won US Senior Nationals

"I’ve talked about the importance of him (Spencer Lee) in a lot more ways than on the mat, demonstrating skill, and being a point scoring guru. It’s more than that, it’s a toughness factor."

Tom Brands, Head Coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes

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Spencer Lee Wins Dan Hodge Trophy
Spencer Lee Wins NCAA Championship, Hawkeyes Capture Team Title
Spencer Lee Named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week
Spencer Lee Named Co-Winner of AAU James E. Sullivan Award
Spencer Lee Wins Dan Hodge Trophy
Spencer Lee named NCAA Division I Most Dominant Wrestler
UI President Bruce Harreld and 2x NCAA Wrestling Champion Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee Honored at Capitol
Spencer Lee Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler
A Look Back: Spencer Lee Wins 2019 National Championship - 125 Pounds
Spencer Lee Wins 125-Pound NCAA Championship
Spencer Lee - 2019 NCAA Champion
National Champion Spencer Lee Tells A Story About His Mom
Spencer Lee Honored at the Capital
Spencer Lee Named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week
Spencer Lee to be Presented Hammer Award at UWW World Cup
Spencer Lee - 2018 NCAA Champion - Press Conference
Good Things Come in 3s For Spencer Lee
Spencer Lee Named NCAA and B1G Wrestler of the Week