Spencer Lee defeated Jack Mueller to claim his second straight NCAA title (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa sophomore Spencer Lee will be recognized Tuesday inside the House and Senate chambers of the Iowa State Capitol building for his 2019 NCAA wrestling championship.
Lee won the 125-pound bracket at the national tournament March 23 in Pittsburgh. He outscored his opponents 55-7 to win the title for the second straight year and become the 23rd Hawkeye to win multiple NCAA championships.
Lee entered the NCAA Championships as the No. 3 seed. He was 5-0 in the tournament with one fall, one technical fall, one major decision, and a pair of decisions, including a 5-0 win the finals against fifth-seeded Jack Mueller of Virginia.
Lee finished the season 23-3 overall with 18 bonus-point wins. He was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team and earned the Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler award at Iowa's annual awards banquet.
Tuesday is also Hawkeye Caucus Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa. The event highlights the accomplishments the University of Iowa is making in Iowa City and across the state. It's a once-a-year chance to meet University of Iowa students, leaders, faculty, and alumni as they showcase the university's continued commitment to statewide service.
Students and representatives from more than 30 UI colleges, departments, and programs drape the capitol in black and gold to show state legislators their Hawkeye pride.