(Cover photo: Tami Rain Knopsnyder)
Hawkeye recruit Spencer Lee made history this weekend in Macon, France when he became the the first Men’s freestyle wrestler to win two Junior World titles. It was the third World title for Lee in his career (he also won a Cadet title in 2014) and naturally that success has vaulted him to stardom in the wrestling community. Here is a small sample of the Twitter reactions that went off following Lee’s big Junior Worlds win.
Watching @LeeSpencerlee36 win world titles is becoming an annual tradition! The kid is a 3 timer 💪🏼
— Michael Kemerer (@Kem_Daughg65) September 3, 2016
SPENCER LEE WITH THE COMEBACK. LETS GO
— Derek Stork (@stork184) September 3, 2016
That match was absolutely off the chains…Spencer Lee 3X WC
— NDwrestle (@NDwrestle_) September 3, 2016
— Max Murin (@mad_max814) September 3, 2016
spencer lee showed he can flat out wrestle. whether leading and dominating or having to battle adversity and come back, the kid is amazing
— Kody Young (@coachyoung5) September 3, 2016
— Tami Rain Knopsnyder (@torainy) September 3, 2016
Spencer Lee just had one of the gutsiest Junior World matches I've ever seen.
— gabriel townsell // VII (@TheBlackCard133) September 3, 2016
Spencer Lee is incredible, you guys. https://t.co/vmCDGZ9Man
— Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin) September 3, 2016
Spencer Lee world champ again!
— Devin Hurst (@DevinHurst2) September 3, 2016
— Cullan Schriever (@cullanschriever) September 3, 2016
#1 recruit in the USA & future Hawkeye, Spencer Lee, just won his 3rd WORLD championship in a row (2 Jr. & 1 Cadet). Best HS wrestler ever!
— Corey Kalina (@CoreyKalina) September 3, 2016
Spencer Lee is a man among boys
— Zack (@zdobbzz) September 3, 2016
— Cash Wilcke (@cashtag1) September 3, 2016
Spencer Lee and Mark Hall: Junior Gold Medals 🎖 #Beast
— Richie (@RichardConfo) September 3, 2016
With Spencer Lee, Daton Fox, & Mark Hall coming up through the pipeline USA Wrestling's future is lookin bright. 💥⚡️💥⚡️
— Dylan Loyd (@IndianPrideWR) September 5, 2016