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Franklin Regional grad Spencer Lee wins title at tournament

Paul Schofield
| Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Franklin Regional graduate Spencer Lee, a freshman at Iowa, won the 125-pound weight class at the University of Northern Iowa Open. Lee competed unattached.

Lee started the tournament with a 16-0 victory against Dack Punke of Missouri. He pinned Wisconsin's Johnny Jiminez in 1 minute, 16 seconds, and then pinned Skyler Perry of Minnesota at 2:53 in the finals.

Lee was the No. 1 recruit in the country as a senior and finished as a three-time state champion. He lost his bid to be a four-time champion to Exeter's Austin DeSanto, 6-5, on a controversial call at the buzzer. Lee had surgery to repair a torn ACL after the season.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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