Spencer Lee has been named the 2018 B1G Freshman of the Year.
Iowa decided to pull his red-shirt before the Oklahoma State dual. Since then, he’s gone 17-1 with bonus points in 14 of his 17 wins, including seven pins and six technical falls. That includes multiple wins over Top 10 wrestlers at 125 lbs, including a 3-2 dual meet win over four-time Big Ten champion Nathan Tomasello. It’s also neat to note that former Hawkeye Football player and current B1G Administrator, A.J. Edds, presented the award to Spencer.
— Hawkeye Wrestling (@Hawks_Wrestling) March 4, 2018
Spencer finished 3rd at the B1G Championships after losing to Tomasello in the Semi’s.
The takedown that gave Nathan Tomasello revenge on Spencer Lee. pic.twitter.com/H054…
— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) March 4, 2018
Spencer Lee will likely receive a 2 or 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament where he figures to be in major contention for a National Title at 125 lbs. Iowa is sending 9 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships after finishing 4th in the B1G Championships.