After winning the Big Ten title at 125 lbs. Spencer Lee was voted the Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Championships. This is the third time Lee has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year (2020 and 2021). Lee was 3-0 with two tech falls and outscored his three opponents by a combined 45-4 in winning his Big Ten title.
Lee is the second Hawkeye to be named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year three times. Mark Ironside won the award in 1996, ‘97, and ‘98. Iowa has had 11 wrestlers awarded 13 OW’s of the Big Ten Championships. Ten Iowa Hawkeyes have been named for 15 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year honors.
Iowa qualified all ten weight classes for the NCAA Championships when they placed in the top seven at their weight at Big Tens in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.
Lee will lead Iowa into the NCAA National Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 16-18.
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.