Spencer Lee stunned in NCAA Wrestling semifinals, pinned by Purdue's Matt Ramos
Spencer Lee has been phenomenal throughout his career at Iowa. Entering this year’s NCAA Wrestling Championships, Lee was the No. 1 seeded wrestler at 125 pounds and in search of a 4th national title.
That search for another title came to a thudding end in Friday’s semifinals. Facing Purdue’s Matt Ramos, Lee found himself o the wrong end of a pin with Ramos advancing to the finals.
The win by Ramos snaps Lee’s 58-match winning streak. Here’s how it all went down:
Amazing scene at the Division I Wrestling Championships. Iowa’s Spencer Lee, going for his fourth national championship, loses in the semifinals.
His mother was quite upset with it. pic.twitter.com/uHIXOvMIFx
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 18, 2023
“It’s unreal, it hasn’t really hit me, but I think manifesting it and speaking it into the air,” said Ramos after his win. “I said I was ready for Spencer and a lot of people said ‘What makes you think you can beat him?’ I said I work really hard and I trust what I believe in. Being able to speak it into existence, I’m not trying to be cocky or anything, but if I can’t get it out into the world, I don’t believe it will happen.”
Historic moment for @Matt_Ramos2!
📺 ESPN#NCAAWrestling x @PurdueWrestling pic.twitter.com/3JpZSJWNP3
— NCAA Wrestling (@NCAAWrestling) March 18, 2023
We’ll see if Ramos can capitalize with a national title in the finals, but his upset of Lee is a stunner, to say the least.