|

Metcalf earns weekly Big Ten award

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 24, 2010 7:30 AM

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Iowa 149-pounder Brent Metcalf earned his fifth Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honor on Tuesday — the last weekly accolade of his illustrious Hawkeye career.

Metcalf, the No. 1-ranked wrestler in his weight class, went undefeated (29-0) this season after topping No. 2 Lance Palmer of Ohio State, 3-1, on Feb. 19 for his 100th career victory. Against Wisconsin on Sunday, he won No. 101 on a forfeit.

The former-NCAA champion now stands as the fourth Big Ten wrestler to receive the honor five times during his college career.

Minnesota’s Ryan Lewis (2001-03), Michigan State’s Nick Simmons (2004-07), and Northwestern’s Jake Herbert (2004-09) are the other three.

Five other Hawkeye wrestlers have been tabbed Big Ten Wrestler of the Week this season, tying the school record set during the 2002-03 and 2007-08 seasons.

Metcalf, senior 174-pounder Jay Borschel, and sophomore 141-pounder Montell Marion were all honored last month, and senior 133-pounder Daniel Dennis earned the title on Feb. 2.

Metcalf is one of three Big Ten wrestlers to be selected twice this season. Palmer and Penn State 157-pounder Cyler Sanderson received the honor twice.

— by Ryan Young


> Share your thoughts! Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.


comments powered by Disqus
Daily Iowan Advertising
Today's Display Ads | Today's Classifieds | Advertising Info



Follow the DI through:

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Sponsored Links  
   
T-Shirt Design  
Insurance Leads Charlotte Web Design
Health Insurance Leads Home Equity Loans
Life Insurance  
Custom Magnets DMI Furniture
Solar Products Custom USB
Snow Removal & Odd Jobs Buy a text ad

TODAY'S PRINT EDITION



 
Privacy Policy (8/15/07) | Terms of Use (4/28/08) | Content Submission Agreement (8/23/07) | Copyright Compliance Policy (8/25/07) | RSS Terms of Use

Copyright © The Daily Iowan, All Rights Reserved.