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Career -- Two-time NCAA and Big Ten Champion... three-time all-American... first wrestler in Big ten history to earn Outstanding Wrestler at the conference meet two straight years (2008, 2009)... career winning percentage of .972 (108-3) ranks second all-time at Iowa... 2008 Dan Hodge Trophy winner... 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year... Outstanding Wrestler of 2008 NCAA Championships... his 69-match winning streak that spanned his sophomore and junior seasons led the nation and is tied for second in Iowa school history with Hawkeye Head Coach Tom Brands... recorded career 47 pins, which ranks seventh in Iowa history... pinned 20 opponents in 2008-09, which ranks fourth in school history... went 68-1 in dual matches and 24-0 in Big Ten duals, scoring 346 team points in dual competition... scored extra team points in 85 of his 108 wins (.787)... three-time Midlands Champion... was 25-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... one of four wrestlers in conference history to earn five Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors during his career... 2010 ESPN The Magazine academic all-district men's at-large selection... three-time academic all-Big Ten... three-time NWCA Division I all-academic team member... Iowa's 2010 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner... transferred from Virginia Tech University after the 2005-06 season... was a member of three NCAA and Big Ten champion Iowa teams.
2009-10 -- NCAA Champion, defeating Ohio State's Lance Palmer (3-2) in the 149-pound finals... season record was 36-1, going 23-0 in dual matches and 8-0 in Big Ten duals... scored extra team points in 30 of his 36 wins (.833)... placed second at Big Ten Championships... won Midlands title with a 9-2 decision over Wisconsin's Kyle Ruschell... scored 123 team points in dual competition, which led team... also led team in dual wins (23), dual winning percentage (1.000), pins (16) and technical falls (5)... posted an 11-0 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 5 and Feb. 23... shared team Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award with Jay Borschel and Matt McDonough... academic all-Big Ten... NWCA all-academic team member... Iowa's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner... ESPN The Magazine academic all-district men's at-large selection... letterwinner.
2008-09 -- All-American, placing second at 149 pounds at NCAA Championships... Big Ten Champion, pinning Penn State's Bubba Jenkins in 4:52 in the final... Outstanding Wrestler at Big Ten Championships, becoming the first wrestler in conference history to earn the honor two straight seasons... went 37-1 in collegiate competition, and 38-1 overall... pinned 20 opponents, which ranks fourth in Iowa school history... went 24-0 in duals and 8-0 in Big Ten duals... won second straight Midlands title... led team in collegiate wins (37), dual wins (24), collegiate (.974) and dual winning percentage (1.000), team points scored in dual competition (123), pins (20), major decisions (8) and technical falls (7)... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Feb. 24... academic all-Big Ten... earned team Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award and the John & Dorothy Sill award, which is annual given to the team's most dedicated wrestler on and off the mat... also earned team most pins and all-America awards... letterwinner... placed second at 66kg/145.5 pounds at U.S. Senior National Freestyle Championships... tied for men's freestyle 66 kg bronze medal at Pan American Senior Championships in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2007-08 -- Dan Hodge Trophy winner... Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year... NCAA Champion, defeating Penn State's Bubba Jenkins (14-8) in the finals... named Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships... RevWrestling.com NCAA Wrestler of the Year... Big Ten Champion, defeating two-time conference champion Dustin Schlatter of Minnesota in the finals, 5-3... Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Championships, becoming only the fourth Hawkeye in school history to earn both honors in the same season... scored 24 team points at Big Ten Championships, which led the tournament field... scored 23 team points at NCAA Championships, which ranked third in the tournament field... posted a 35-1 season record at 149 pounds, going 21-1 dual matches and 8-0 in Big Ten duals... ended the season on a 32-match winning streak... won Midlands Championships title... won Kaufman-Brand Open title while competing unattached... led team in collegiate wins (35), collegiate winning percentage (.972), dual wins (21), dual winning percentage (.954), team points scored in dual competition (100) and technical falls (6).... went 7-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors Jan. 16 and Jan. 23, becoming the first wrestler in conference history to earn the honor in consecutive weeks... named Division I Outstanding Wrestler at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals... NWCA all-academic and academic all-Big Ten honoree... shared team Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award with senior Mark Perry... letterwinner.
2006-07 -- competed unattached due to Virginia Tech transfer... posted an undefeated 14-0 record at 149 pounds while wrestling unattached... won titles at Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa and Glen Brand Opens... pinned six opponents... also recorded two major decisions and one technical fall.
2005-06 -- redshirted at Virginia Tech University.
High School -- prep career record was 228-0 with 156 pins... four-time state champion... team won four state titles... Michigan's "Mr. Wrestler" in 2005... second team ASICS and Wrestling USA all-American... Wrestling USA scholastic all-American... two-time FILA Junior World national champion, winning Most Outstanding Wrestler award in 2004... named Outstanding Wrestler at 2005 Junior Freestyle Nationals... 2005 Dave Schultz High School Excellence regional award winner... six-time Junior National champion...three-time Junior National Greco-Roman and Freestyle champion, earning double Most Outstanding Wrestler awards in 2005... 2002 Cadet Greco-Roman champion and freestyle runner-up... played on football team that won three conference and two district titles... coached by Roy Hall.
Personal -- born July 14, 1986... son of Tom and Lynn Metcalf... mother was an all-state gymnast and state champion in track and field... sociology major.
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