National champions Brent Metcalf and Dan Sherman were inducted into the Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame over the weekend. To be eligible for the Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame athletes must have at least one varsity letter and completed their eligibility ten years prior to induction. 

Metcalf was the leader of the Iowa Wrestling program for the National team titles of 2008, 2009, and 2010. 

My favorite match of Metcalf’s career was the 2008 Big Ten finals win over former national champion Dustin Schlatter.

Dan Sherman was the first national champion of the Gary Kurdelmeier era that really got Iowa started as a national force. Long overdue for Sherman to be in the Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.



Brent Metcalf, Wrestling (2008-10)

Two-time NCAA champion (2008, 2010) at 149 pounds… three-time All-American (2008, 2009, 2010)… 2008 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient… 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year… 2008 Iowa Male Athlete of the Year… 2008 Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA and Big Ten Championships… 2008 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year… 2009 Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Championships… two-time Big Ten champion (2008, 2009)… led the Hawkeyes to three straight NCAA and Big Ten team titles (2008, 2009, 2010)… Iowa’s 2009 Big Ten Medal of Honor Award recipient… five-time Big Ten Wrestler of the Week… finished his collegiate career with a 108-3 record with a .973 winning percentage – second-best in program history… had a 69-match winning streak from 2008-09 – tied for the fourth longest streak all-time… had 47 career falls (seventh-most all-time), including 20 falls in 2008-09 – the fourth-most in a single season in program history… two-time Mike Howard Team MVP Award recipient… 2009 John & Dorothy Sill Award recipient (most dedicated)… three-time Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA Division I All-Academic Team selection… 2010 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-American… two-time Dean’s List honoree… four-time World Team member (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)… 2014 World Cup champion.


Daniel Sherman, Wrestling (1970-73)

1973 NCAA Champion at 118 pounds… two-time All-American (1972, 1973)… 1973 Big Ten champion… Iowa’s 1973 Big Ten Medal of Honor Award recipient… helped Iowa to a pair of Big Ten runner-up team finishes… team placed 11th at NCAA Championships in 1972 and tied for seventh in 1973.


Congratulations to Brent Metcalf and Dan Sherman for receiving this great honor.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!