- 3x National Champion
- 2x Hodge Trophy Winner
- 3x Big Ten Champion
- 2020 AAU James E. Sullivan Award Winner
- 4x All-American
- 2020 NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler
- 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)
The king is back. 👑@LeeSpencerlee36 of @Hawks_Wrestling takes the top spot on the 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝟏𝟔 countdown. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7nlEt8TjrO
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 3, 2022
𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣?
"I haven't achieved even an iota of what I wanted to. We're still working on it."
🗣 @LeeSpencerlee36 | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/wriBrpuIFg
— Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling (@Hawks_Wrestling) October 27, 2022
“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.”
–@LeeSpencerlee36, 3x National Champion. pic.twitter.com/c836W24uUR
— 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.
More here: https://t.co/rhZssmkIjm
— Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin) March 17, 2021
No ACL’s no problem. Spencer Lee wins his third NCAA title.
— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) March 21, 2021
Spencer Lee just won his third NCAA wrestling championship at Iowa, and he says he did it with no ACLs 😳 pic.twitter.com/OVIBtfibCf
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 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)
"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