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What’s that you say? A national title!?!?

March 22, 2009
And not one of those fake Helms Foundation ones?

Darrion Caldwell stuns Iowa’s Brent Metcalf to win 149-pound title.

The consensus heading into the championship round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships was that Iowa’s Brent Metcalf was just plain unbeatable, that no one could stop him in his quest to repeat as champion at 149 pounds.

NC State’s Darrion Caldwell apparently didn’t get the memo.

Caldwell took the defending national champion down twice in the first period and was in control of the match throughout, defeating Metcalf 11-6 to become NC State’s fifth national wrestling champion and its first since Sylvester Terkay in 1993. And the final score does not indicate just how one-sided the match was. Caldwell, who improved to 38-1 with the decision, took Metcalf down just seconds into the match to take a 2-0 lead.

Start the banner maker…it’s probably got a good bit of rust since the last one we cranked out, so bring some WD-40. Nevertheless, a tremendous win for Caldwell and the Pack.

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