ABOUT BRENTHailing from Davison, Mich., Metcalf went undefeated during his high school career – 228-0 – and claimed four state championships and six junior national championships. He was chosen as the 2015 “Mr. Wrestler” in the state of Michigan, selected to All-American teams by ASICS and Wrestling USA and named a Wrestling USA scholastic All-American.
Out of high school, Metcalf signed with Virginia Tech and legendary coach Tom Brands. In 2006, after Metcalf’s redshirt freshman season, Brands was hired as the coach for the University of Iowa. Metcalf chose to transfer, following his mentor to the Hawkeye State.
Metcalf’s move paid immediate dividends. He won the 2008 NCAA championship as a sophomore in the 149-pound division and was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s best college wrestler. He is, to date, the only sophomore to win the award.
Metcalf carried an undefeated 37-0 record into the 2009 NCAA tournament, where he once again qualified for the championship round and finished as the national runner-up.
During his senior year, Metcalf didn’t lose until the Big 10 conference tournament, but reclaimed his position atop the 149-pound class by winning his second NCAA championship. His collegiate career ended with a 108-3 record.
Since leaving college, Metcalf has enjoyed a wildly successful career competing internationally. He’s a three-time medalist in the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin, a two-time World Cup medalist and recently won gold in the 2014 Golden Grand Prix Baku and the 2015 Pan American Games.