Hailing out of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, the Franklin Regional product won Three Pennsylvania state titles and was a four-time finalist. On the international circuit, Lee has represented the U.S. on four separate occasions at the world championships between the cadet and junior levels. Lee won a cadet world title in. 2014, and back to back junior world titles in 2015 and 2016. Lee had initially entered the cadet world team trials in 2015, but after falling to Daton Fix in the best of three finals, Lee went on to make the junior world team en route to his junior world championship. Recruited by major schools such as Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Iowa, Lee ultimately chose the Hawkeyes (alma mater of his club coach Jody Strittmatter) after a long anticipated recruitment.
The Super Staffs Of The NCAA
Sep 17, 2021For some time now the topic in major team sports leagues has been the formation of super teams and what they can accomplish. With the movement in coaching this summer the question should now arise: what about coaching super staffs in college wrestling? Some may come easily to mind but there are more than you may think.
10 Years Worth Of Historic Junior Worlds Matches
Aug 13, 2021The Junior World Championships will be held in Ufa, Russia and will take place from August 16-22. With the benefit of hindsight, we can look back over the past 10 years of Junior Worlds to see how future world/Olympic medalists and champions first made their mark at Junior Worlds. This article will highlight some of the best matches from the past 10 years.
Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians
Jul 14, 2021The 2021 Cadet World Championships will go down in Budapest, Hungary July 19-25. Team USA has sent a team to Cadet Worlds every year since 2011. In this article, we’ll take a look back at Cadet Worlds since 2011 to see USA’s best performances. We’ll also explore how the best countries fared at Cadet Worlds during this time and highlight this year’s Tokyo Olympians performances.
Cadet Worlds Predicts USA's Future Stars
Jul 8, 2021The 2021 Cadet World Championships will go down in Budapest, Hungary July 19-25 . Since 2011, team USA has sent a team to the Cadet World Championships every year. This age level competition gives wrestling fans a first-look at the best wrestlers in the world under 17 years old. In this article, we’ll explore how current American wrestling stars fared at the Cadet world championships (in men’s freestyle), ultimately predicting their success at the collegiate level.
2022 Title Contenders: 125 Pounds
Jun 29, 2021Many people will say Spencer Lee next topic when asked about who will be the 2022 125-lbs NCAA champion. While Lee will rightfully be the HEAVY odds on favorite to win, it won’t be a done deal until March 19, 2022, at approximately 8 pm EST.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Iowa Hawkeyes
Apr 8, 2021The 2021 NCAA Champion Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t going anywhere next season. All six seniors from the team have confirmed they’ll be using their extra year of eligibility and returning. Meaning, Iowa will most likely have the exact same lineup that won them a team title.
Spencer Lee Withdraws From Olympic Trials
Mar 26, 2021Three-time world champion, Spencer Lee, announced on Twitter today that he will withdraw from the 2021 Olympic Trials.
Why Spencer Lee Should Win The 2021 Dan Hodge Trophy Award
Mar 23, 2021What a season for both Spencer Lee and Gable Steveson. The Hodge debate has raged all season long with swings towards both wrestlers. Now we have all the data and I am going to tell you why it shows that Spencer Lee should win the 2021 Dan Hodge Trophy Award.
Several Hawkeyes Indicate They'll Take Extra Year Of Eligibility
Mar 22, 2021The Hawks aren't going anywhere. Four key seniors have already indicated that they will be using the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted them and returning for a fifth year of varsity of wrestling.
Interesting Storylines That The NCAA's Created For The Olympic Team Trials
Mar 22, 2021Not to detract from any accomplishments that happened in St Louis, but as far as Im concerned the NCAA tournament was one big Olympic Team Trials qualifier.
NCAA Notes: No ACLs, No Problem For Spencer Lee
Mar 21, 2021A mystery came unwrapped Saturday night when Spencer Lee stood in front of a national television audience and unveiled what’s been underneath his two black knee sleeves.
Team Race Time: 15 Iowa & PSU Quarterfinals Will Shake Things Up
Mar 19, 2021The Iowa vs Penn State team race has heated up after day one of NCAAs, but the quarterfinals present massive opportunities for each team. Every quarterfinal win is worth 7 team points before bonus, so Iowa's eight quarterfinals and Penn State's seven are huge. Here's a breakdown of each team's opportunities and obstacles during sessions five and six of NCAAs.
A Buffet Of Notes To Consume On The Eve Of The NCAA Championships
Mar 17, 2021North Carolina State star Hayden Hidlay will enter what could possibly be his last NCAA wrestling tournament this weekend with a sparkling resume nearly unmatched in his program’s history.
2021 Dan Hodge Trophy Rankings Update: Gable Or Spencer?
Mar 17, 2021Conference weekend shook things up a bit and made one thing even more clear than it already was - it's a two-pony race for the Hodge Trophy Award this year - Spencer Lee and Gable Steveson.
NCAA 125-Pound Preview: UnLEEsh The Fury
Mar 15, 2021The longest anyone has ever had to wait for an NCAA Tournament since World War II ended is finally over. The competitors have made their way to St Louis and we are going to crown 10 new champs for the first time since 2019.