The Finals from Cleveland

THE FINALS 125 – Spencer Lee (Iowa) vs. Nick Suriano (Rutgers) Stall call on Suriano midway thru the 1st.  Lee in deep and scores near the buzzer.  Suriano defers – Lee goes bottom.  Lee out quickly.  3-0 after 2.  Suriano goes neutral.  Lee with the takedown to make it 5-0.  Suriano gets a late escape. [Read More]

Interview with Spencer Lee

This is the Interview with National Champion Spencer Lee After he won a 5-1 Decision over Nick Suriano of Rutgers. Click Here to Watch Video

Iowa freshman Spencer Lee captures NCAA wrestling 125-pound title

CLEVELAND — Expectations for Spencer Lee have been sky high from the moment he announced he wanted to wrestle at the University of Iowa. The prospect of a three-time World champion, training with Tom and Terry Brands at a school with recent lightweight success was accompanied with Lee’s potential to be one of college wrestling’s [Read More]

Spencer Lee Wins NCAA Championship

CLEVELAND — University of Iowa freshman Spencer Lee defeated Rutgers’ Nick Suriano, 5-1, on Saturday night to win the 125-pound title at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Lee, the No. 3 seed at 125, scored a takedown with three seconds left in the first period, escaped in the second, and added another takedown with 1:03 left [Read More]

Hawkeyes Clinch Third Place After Medal Rounds

CLEVELAND — The University of Iowa wrestling team won three matches in the medal rounds Saturday to clinch third place at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena. Four of Iowa’s five All-Americans combined for 7.5 team points in the final consolation round. Michael Kemerer placed fourth for the Hawkeyes at 157. Brandon [Read More]

Holschlag Pins No. 2 Seed for Fifth at NCAAs

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jacob Holschlag fought his way through the consolations of his second trip to the NCAA tournament to take fifth in the 197-pound weight class at the 2018 championships. “Sometimes you got to have a little something extra, and I guess I had it today,” Holschlag said. “You just have to work, work, work, work.” Holschlag is the Panthers’ [Read More]

Session 5 Notes: Iowa Clinches 3rd Place

Session 5 Notes:  The All-American Round Iowa Consolation Semis 149 – Brandon Sorensen vs. Matt Kolodzik (Princeton) Kolodzik with 1st takedown in the match.  Kolodzik with the ride out and chooses bottom.  Escape Kolodzik. Sorensen down to begin the 3rd.  Sorensen down 3-2 after an escape and a 2nd stall call.  1 minute to go.  [Read More]

UNI’s Holschlag earns All-America honors

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Off the mat, Northern Iowa’s Jacob Holschlag is as mild-mannered as anyone. On the mat, it’s a different story. The meanest, grittiest wrestler on the UNI roster has turned a first-round loss at the NCAA Division I Championships into fuel. With a fire burning red hot in his belly, the sophomore from [Read More]

Session 4 Notes: Semis and Blood Round

Jacob Holschlag (UNI) Session 4 Notes:  Semifinals + The Blood Round Iowa 125 Semi:  Spencer Lee vs. Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) Lee with a duck… no points… stays on the attack and scores the takedown.  Lee builds up over a minute of RT.  Stall on Nato… tilt by Lee…. 2NF at the buzzer.  Nato chooses [Read More]