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Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee wins national title on torn ACL

Iowa's Spencer Lee

Iowa’s Spencer Lee brought home his third national title on Saturday night, and helped the Hawkeyes to their first national team title since 2010. (AP/Jeff Roberson)

Spencer Lee didn’t make any excuses in St. Louis.

In his mind, “excuses are for wusses.”

The Iowa wrestler brought home his third NCAA wrestling championship at 125 pounds on Saturday night, and did so with no ACLs.

“I mean, eight days ago I tore my ACL in my other knee. I’m wrestling with no ACLs,” Lee said on ESPN after the win. “Whatever man. I didn’t want to tell anyone, because F excuses. Excuses are for wusses.

“That was a tough tournament for me. I could barely wrestle. I could barely shoot. I can’t sprawl. But you know what? I believe in my coaching staff and everybody who believed in me, and here I am.”

Lee beat Arizona State’s Brandon Courtney 7-0 in

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