University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee and senior Michael Kemerer earned the top pre-seed at their respective weight classes when the Big Ten Conference announced its tournament pre-seeds Monday afternoon. The 2020 Big Ten Championships begin Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Lee and Kemerer are both undefeated this season. Lee is 15-0 at 125 pounds. Kemerer is 13-0 at 174 pounds. Both wresters are ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division I Coaches Poll.

All 10 Hawkeyes earned a pre-seed of third or better. Senior Pat Lugo (149), and juniors Kaleb Young (157) and Alex Marinelli (165) are seed No. 2 at their respective weights. Marinelli won the 165-pound bracket as a No. 2 seed last year.

Junior Austin DeSanto (133), sophomores Max Murin (141) and Jacob Warner (197), redshirt freshman Tony Cassioppi (285), and true freshman Abe Assad (184) are all seeded third.

The complete tournament brackets will be released Friday afternoon following the Big Ten Conference coaches meeting. For more information on the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships visit bigten.org.

Iowa Pre-Seeds | 2020 Big Ten Championships
125 #1 Spencer Lee
133 #3 Austin DeSanto
141 #3 Max Murin
149 #2 Pat Lugo
157 #2 Kaleb Young
165 #2 Alex Marinelli
174 #1 Michael Kemerer
184 #3 Abe Assad
197 #3 Jacob Warner
285 #3 Tony Cassioppi

2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships – Pre-Seeds

125 lbs. (8 NCAA qualifiers)
1. Spencer Lee, IOWA
2. Devin Schroder, PUR
3. Patrick McKee, MN
4. Justin Cardani, IL
5. Jack Medley, MI
6. Michael DeAugustino, NU
7. Liam Cronin, IN
8. Nic Aguilar, RUT
9. Eric Barnett, WI
10. 10. Alex Thomsen, NEB
11. Malik Heinselman, OSU
12. Logan Griffin, MSU
13. Brandon Cray, MD
14. Brandon Meredith, PSU

133 lbs. (7 qualifiers)
1. Seth Gross, WI
2. Roman Bravo-Young, PSU
3. Austin DeSanto, IOWA
4. Travis Piotrowski, IL
5. Sebastian Rivera, NW
6. Ridge Lovett, NEB
7. Sammy Alvarez, RUT
8. Joey Silva, MI
9. Crayden Rooks, IN
10. Garrett Pepple, MSU
11. Boo Dryden, MN
12. Travis Ford-Melton, PUR
13. King Sandoval, MD
14. Jordan Decatur, OSU

141 lbs. (8 qualifiers)
1. Nick Lee, PSU
2. Luke Pletcher, OSU
3. Max Murin, IOWA
4. Chad Red, NEB
5. Tristan Moran, WIS
6. Mitch McKee, MINN
7. Dylan Duncan, ILL
8. Parker Filius, PUR
9. Cole Mattin, MICH
10. Alec McKenna, NU
11. Joe Aragona, RU
12. Matt Santos, MSU
13. Eddie Bolivar, IND
14. Hunter Baxter, MD

149 lbs. (10 qualifiers)
1. Sammy Sasso, OSU
2. Pat Lugo, IOWA
3. Brayton Lee, MINN
4. Kanen Storr, MICH
5. Graham Rooks, IND
6. Cole Martin, WIS
7. Collin Purinton, NEB
8. Jarod Verkleeren, PSU
9. Yahya Thomas, NU
10. Griffin Parriott, PUR
11. Gerard Angelo RU
12. Alex Hrisopoulos, MSU
13. Mousa Jodeh, ILL
14. Ryan Garlitz, MD

157 lbs. (6 qualifiers)
1. Ryan Deakin, NU
2. Kaleb Young, IOWA
3. Kendall Coleman, PUR
4. Will Lewan, MICH
5. Ryan Thomas, MINN
6. Jake Tucker, MSU
7. Peyton Robb, NEB
8. Eric Barone, ILL
9. Michael VanBrill, RU
10. Jahi Jones, MD
11. Elijah Cleary, OSU
12. Garrett Model, WIS
13. Bo Pipher, PSU
14. Fernie Silva, IND

165 lbs. (8 qualifiers)
1. Vincenzo Joseph, PSU
2. Alex Marinelli, IOWA
3. Evan Wick, WIS
4. Isaiah White, NEB
5. Ethan Smith, OSU
6. Shayne Oster, NU
7. Dan Braunagel, ILL
8. Bailee O’Reilly, MINN
9. Drew Hughes, MSU
10. Kyle Cochran, MD
11. Brett Donner, RU
12. Tyler Meisiner, MICH
13. Tanner Webster, PUR
14. Diego Lemley, IND

174 lbs. (9 qualifiers)
1. Michael Kemerer, IOWA
2. Mark Hall, PSU
3. Dylan Lydy, PUR
4. Devin Skatzka, MINN
5. Mikey Labriola, NEB
6. Kaleb Romero, OSU
7. Joseph Gunther, ILL
8. Layne Malczewski, MSU
9. Tyler Morland, NU
10. Willie Scott, RU
11. Jared Krattiger, WIS
12. Phillip Spadafora, MD
13. Max Maylor, MICH
14. NO ENTRY, IND

184 lbs. (10 qualifiers)
1. Aaron Brooks, PSU
2. Cameron Caffey, MSU
3. Abe Assad, IOWA
4. Taylor Venz, NEB
5. Billy Janzer, RU
6. Rocky Jordan, OSU
7. Zach Braunagel, ILL
8. Owen Webster, MINN
9. Johnny Sebastian, WIS
10. Jelani Embree, MICH
11. Max Lyon, PUR
12. Jack Jessen, NU
13. Jake Hinz, IND
14. Kyle Jasenski, MD

197 lbs. (6 qualifiers)
1. Kollin Moore, OSU
2. Eric Schultz, NEB
3. Jacob Warner, IOWA
4. Christian Brunner, PUR
5. Lucas Davison, NU
6. Shakur Rasheed, PSU
7. Jordan Pagano, RU
8. Jackson Striggow, MICH
9. Jaron Smith, MD
10. Hunter Ritter, MINN
11. Matt Wroblewski, ILL
12. Nick May, MSU
13. Taylor Watkins, WIS
14. Nick Willham, IND

285 lbs. (7 qualifiers)
1. Mason Parris, MICH
2. Gable Steveson, MINN
3. Tony Cassioppi, IOWA
4. Trent Hilger, WIS
5. David Jensen, NEB
6. Gary Traub, OSU
7. Seth Nevillis, PSU
8. Thomas Penola, PUR
9. Luke Luffman, ILL
10. Alex Esposito, RU
11. Christian Rebottaro, MSU
12. Jake Kleimola, IND
13. Jack Heyob, NU
14. Parker Robinson, MD

(NCAA automatic qualifying bids)