The Rumble on the Rails will feature a couple wrestlers with Iowa connections.
Brent Metcalf, a two-time NCAA champion at Iowa, and former Northern Iowa wrestler Jordan Holm were selected to wrestle for the U.S. squads, which will compete on May 15 against Russia and Iran at New York’s Grand Central Station.
Metcalf will compete on the freestyle team at 145.5 pounds against Russian Soslan Ramonov. On his way to a claiming silver in January at the prestigious Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Metcalf defeated Ramonov 1-1, 0-4, 2-0.
Holm is slated to compete at 185.5 pounds in a Greco-Roman match against Russian Evgeni Saleev.