Metcalf to compete in Yarygin Memorial Grand Prix in Russia on January 25

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Jan. 23, 2014, 11:07 a.m. (ET)
Photos of Brent Metcalf from 2013 World Championships by Tony Rotundo/Wrestlers Are Warriors. Yarygin Grand Prix graphic from FILA website.

KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Two-time World Team member Brent Metcalf (Iowa City, Iowa/New York AC/Titan Mercury WC) will compete at the Ivan Yarygin Memorial International on Saturday, January 25.

Metcalf will be the only U.S. wrestler in the field this year. The Ivan Yarygin Memorial is considered one of the world’s best freestyle tournaments each year, with many Russian athletes, competitors from the former Soviet republics as well as star athletes from other nations.

Metcalf, who competed in the 2010 and 2013 World Championships for the United States, Metcalf has had success in this important tournament in recent seasons, placing second in his weight in 2013 and fifth in 2011. Metcalf is slated to wrestle at the new 65 kg/143 lbs. weight class.

Metcalf was a two-time NCAA champion and three-time finalist for Iowa, and currently trains there full-time. He is a native of Davison, Mich.

The FILA website has a complete preview of the athletes expected at the Yarygin Memorial Grand Prix.
Click here for Yarygin Memorial preview

The Russian Wrestling Federation traditionally provides a webcast from its top events. Fans can get more information by visiting their website. (It is recommended to use Google Translate or other translation programs to read the site in English)

At Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Jan. 24-26

U.S. athlete

65 kg/143 lbs. – Brent Metcalf, Iowa City, Iowa (New York AC/Titan Mercury WC)

Event schedule

Friday, January 24
Men’s freestyle 57 kg, 74 kg
Women’s freestyle 53 kg, 58 kg, 60 kg, 69 kg

Saturday, January 25
Men’s freestyle, 61 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg
Women’s freestyle, 48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg, 75 kg

Sunday, January 26
Men’s freestyle 86 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg