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Brent Metcalf named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week
Brent Metcalf (Iowa City, Iowa/New York AC) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.
Each week, TheMat.com will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.
Metcalf knocked off 2013 World bronze medalist Magomed Kurbanaliev of Russia to lead the U.S. to an 8-3 win over the World All-Stars at the Beat the Streets Dual on May 7 at New York City’s Times Square.
Metcalf rallied for an 11-8 win over Kurbanaliev at 65 kg/143 lbs. Kurbanaliev is ranked No. 1 in the World by FILA.
Metcalf, a two-time World Team member, has been on a roll since capturing the U.S. Open title last month in Las Vegas.
With his win at the Open, Metcalf has clinched a spot in the finals of the U.S. World Team Trials, set for May 31-June 1 in Madison, Wis.
Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at firstname.lastname@example.org