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Lee to clash with Sanders at the HWC Showdown Open


The main card is set for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open.

Hodge Trophy and Sullivan Award winner Spencer Lee will take on four-time All-American Zach Sanders in the Nov. 1 event streamed live on Trackwrestling.

Lee hasn't competed since March 8 when he captured a Big Ten title, which turned out to be the final bout of his dominant junior season at Iowa. The two-time NCAA champion went 18-0 and registered bonus points in 16 matches. He outscored his opponents by a combined 234-18 count.

In addition to his feats with the Hawkeyes, the three-time age-group World Champion won the 57-kilogram title in December at the U.S. Nationals.

Sanders placed fifth in the same bracket, posting wins against Frank Perrelli and Alan Waters and dropping a pair of bouts against Junior World silver medalist Vitali Arujau. Sanders compiled a 134-27-1 career record at Minnesota and placed sixth, fifth, fifth and third in his four trips to the NCAA Championships.

The 32-year-old Minnesota native's international resume includes titles at the 2018 Cerro Pelado International and the 2014 Pan Am Championships.

HAWKEYE WRESTLING CLUB SHOWDOWN OPEN
Date: Nov. 1
Time: 6 p.m.
Livestream: Trackwrestling

Bout card
Jaydin Eierman vs. Vladimer Khinchegashvili
Michael Kemerer vs. Tommy Gantt
Sarah Hildebrandt vs. Erin Golston
Alex Marinelli vs. James Green
Tony Cassioppi vs. Nick Gwiazdowski
Precious Bell vs. Jordan Nelson
Austin DeSanto vs. Bryce Meredith
Pat Lugo vs. Matthew Kolodzik
Spencer Lee vs. Zach Sanders

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