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WRST: Metcalf Heads Back To World Championships

Updated: Sunday, June 1 2014, 10:51 PM CDT
Wis. -- Former University of Iowa national champion Brent Metcalf
earned a spot on the United States World Team following a 4-2, 3-0 win over
Jordan Oliver in the best-of-3 finals of the 2014 U.S. World Team Trials on

Metcalf will represent the United States at 65 kg at the World
Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sept. 8-14. It marks the second
straight year and the third time in his career (2010) Metcalf has earned a spot
on the U.S. World Team.

This year Metcalf be joined on Team USA by Hawkeye Wrestling Club
teammate Tony Ramos, who won the 57 kg division Saturday. It is the first time
since 2010, when Metcalf and Mike Zadick represented the U.S. in Moscow,
Russia, that two former Hawkeyes made the World Team.

Hawkeye redshirt freshman Thomas Gilman also earned a berth on
Team USA. Gilman was 5-0 at the Junior World Team Trials and will compete at
the Junior World Championships in Croatia on Aug. 5-10.

Former Hawkeye All-American Phil Keddy was 1-1 at the World Team
Trials. He defeated Quentin Wright, 13-6, in the quarterfinals of the challenge
tournament before falling to Ed Ruth, 14-4, in the semis.

HWC 2014
World Team Trials

Metcalf (65 kg)

2-of-3 Finals

Brent Metcalf dec. Jordan Oliver, 4-2

Brent Metcalf dec. Jordan Oliver, 3-0


Keddy (86 kg)

Phil Keddy dec. Quentin Wright, 13-6

Ed Ruth tech. fall Phil Keddy, 14-4

Chris Perry def. Phil Keddy, IFF

WRST: Metcalf Heads Back To World Championships

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