Metcalf To Face New Opponent

May 12, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Darrion Caldwell (Rahway, NJ/Sunkist Kids) reinjured his shoulder during a practice session at the U.S. Olympic Training Center on Monday afternoon. Due to the injury, University of Iowa senior Brent Metcalf will face 2010 NCAA champion Kyle Dake (Ithaca, NY/Shamrock WC) as part of the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City on Thursday evening.

Caldwell missed the 2009 college season for North Carolina State due to shoulder surgery this past fall. He has not been medically cleared to compete and is undergoing additional tests at this time.

The main event will be a battle of two 2010 NCAA champions. Dake won the NCAA title at 141 pounds as a true freshman at Cornell, while Metcalf won his second career NCAA title at 149 pounds.

One other lineup change has been announced. There will not be an 84 kg/185 lbs. bout as previously announced in men’s freestyle. Instead, 2008 Olympian Andy Hrovat (Colorado Springs, CO/New York AC) will compete against 2009 U.S. Open runner-up Kyle Cerminara (Philadelphia, PA/New York AC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

The event will be held on the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier which is docked on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. It is part of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. It is being billed as the Battle on the Intrepid, in recognition of “wrestlers in the nation’s service.” The competition is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. (CT). will provide a live webcast of the seven-match card from the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid, starting at approximately 5:15 p.m. The USA Wrestling Prime Time postgame show will follow from the Beat the Streets Gala dinner and awards presentation at approximately 7:15 p.m. Gary Abbott and Mitch Hull will call the action.

Each year, the Beat the Streets Gala is held to celebrate wrestling and raise funds for Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc., the successful program which has provided wrestling opportunities for thousands of middle school and high school students in New York City.

Registration for the Beat the Streets Gala will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Battle on the Intrepid from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Cocktails will be served from 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and awards presentation starting at 7:15 p.m. All participants will disembark from the U.S.S. Intrepid at 10:00 p.m.

There will be a live musical performance by The Lost Trailers at the function.

The minimum donation to support Beat the Streets and reserve admission to the Gala is $150. There are a many number of other levels of contributions available to those who wish to join the excitement and support this worthy cause.

For further information about the event, please visit the website at or you may contact Brian Giffin via email at or via phone at 212-777-5702.

Media seeking to cover the event should contact Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at 719-659-9637 or via email at

Middle School 135 lbs. – Will Wilson vs. Shateek Palmer
High School 150 lbs. – Jorge Jimenez vs. Andre Antoine
Women’s freestyle 59 kg – Leigh Jaynes vs. Kelsey Campbell
Greco-Roman 66 kg – Spenser Mango vs. Ellis Coleman
Men’s freestyle 74 kg – Ben Askren vs. Moza Fay
Men’s freestyle 96 kg – Andy Hrovat vs. Kyle Cerminara

Men’s freestyle 66 kg – Brent Metcalf vs. Kyle Dake