SPENCER LEE | 3X NCAA CHAMPION
Lee was 12-0 in 2021 with 11 bonus-point wins (91.7 bonus %), including 5 first-period falls.
Lee outscored his 12 opponents, 141-15. Eleven of his 12 wins were against ranked opponents, including four in the top 10.
Lee outscored his five NCAA opponents 59-8 on his way to the national title. He is 15-0 in his career at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, outscoring those 15 opponents 176-21.
Lee has won 35 straight matches, outscoring his opponents, 432-42.
“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
“We suffer together, we love together, we fight together. No matter what, we’re going to get through it… you have to believe in those around you… and you can do anything.”
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) March 21, 2021
Ahead of #NCAAWrestling … #Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee has a legitimate case as the country’s most dominant male athlete right now, regardless of sport. He’s outscored his last 30 opponents by a staggering 371-32.
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— Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin) March 17, 2021
Watch: Luka Garza reacts to Spencer Lee winning his third NCAA title at 125 pounds despite tearing his ACL just eight days before his finals match. pic.twitter.com/OuiVztQLB8
— Daily Iowan Sports (@DISportsDesk) March 21, 2021
No ACL’s no problem. Spencer Lee wins his third NCAA title.
— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) March 21, 2021
Spencer Lee by the numbers
Points scored at the NCAA Championships: 59
Points allowed: 8
Torn ACLs: 2
Excuses: 0 https://t.co/un6DdVx0JY
— Andy Hamilton (@Andy_Hamilton) March 21, 2021
2x Hodge Trophy
AAU James E. Sullivan
“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
- 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