Iowa Season Recap + 2018-19 Preview

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, the Iowa Hawkeyes surprised many across the country (and even in Iowa) with their third place finish in Cleveland, resulting in yet another team trophy under Tom Brands. Preseason forecasts had the Hawkeyes just inside the top ten and even once they decided to pull the…

All-Americans under Tom Brands

Another season is in the books and head Hawkeye Tom Brands led five individuals to All-American honors in 2018  The two big stand outs were senior Brandon Sorensen and freshman Spencer Lee who each notched milestone achievements for Brands. Joining the four time All-American list was Sorensen who ended his career by finishing in the…

Lee Ready to Make His Carver Debut Friday

“Spencer Lee is free.” That was the opening remark made by head coach Tom Brands today in the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in Iowa City. After two months of speculation the decision to pull Lee’s redshirt was officially announced by the university. It was first teased Tuesday on social media, before being confirmed earlier today…

Spencer Lee Removing Redshirt for Michigan State Dual

UPDATE: Since this article ran on Tuesday, the University of Iowa has since confirmed Lee will debut in Friday night’s dual against Michigan State. In an interview with Hawkeye Sports’ Darren Miller, Lee stated that his redshirt will be pulled as a mutual decision between himself and the coaching staff. Of note Lee becomes the first…

Spencer Lee Being “Brought Along” by Brands

Follow Ross on Twitter @Rossbchek It’s been one of the hot topics of discussion in Iowa and across the country; the question on whether or not Iowa head coach Tom Brands will pull the trigger and remove Spencer Lee’s redshirt and make him his starting 125 pound wrestler. For some, this is a discussion is…

Hawkeye Lineup Preview 125-133

125: Depth Chart 125  Starter  On his way down Keep Your Eye On FR Spencer Lee – Redshirt Justin Stickley RFR SO Perez Perez Paul Glynn JR SR We’re putting it out there. IAwrestle has received word that sophomore Paul Glynn is indeed considering making his way down to 125 pounds. It’s definitely a surprising…

Recruit Report: Jacob Warner

Ranking: #7 overall, #1 at 195 pounds Where he fits in: 197 pounds What you need to know – Warner is anvil to Lee’s hammer in this class. Iowa has struggled to bring in elite upperweights relative to the volume of lightweights they bring in of the same caliber. That is not the case here…

Recruit Report: Spencer Lee

Ranking: #2 overall, #1 at 126 pounds Where he fits in: 125 pounds What you need to know – Lee comes into the Hawkeyes the highest ranked high school wrestler since Mark Perry (who now coaches the Hawkeye Wrestling Club by the way). For most of his career, Lee was the #1 wrestler in his…

What does Iowa do at 125 and 133 next year?

The 2017 season is over, which means now is time to start looking forward to the future and what next year may bring. Every season fans across the country start to pencil what they think their team’s lineup will look like at the start of next season, and that is certainly true for fans of…

Future Hawkeye Spencer Lee suffers torn ACL

The Iowa Hawkeyes top wrestling recruit suffered yet another setback this weekend, as Spencer Lee of Franklin Regional, Pennsylvania was just one match away from finishing a four year undefeated career in one of high school wrestling’s toughest states. According to Jeff Upson of PA Power Wrestling, Lee tore his ACL in late January of…