Let's be honest: Varner should've won the 2010 Hodge in College Wrestling Posted August 13, 2012 · Report reply Let's be honest about this ... Metcalf lost to the man (Frayer), who if you look at the 66kg 2012 Olympic brackets, lost to the man (SHABANAU - BLR), who lost to the man (HASANOV - AZE), who lost to the man (YONEMITSU - JPN) and the man (AZCUY - CUB). I've heard of elimination before, but this was elimination corroborated by one guy losing the next round after the next. Throw in that Oliver, a guy who weighed in a pound over 60kg took Metcalf to the brink of defeat at approximately 12 lbs higher the very next day after sucking weight to make it to the lower weight. I'm not saying that Metcalf didn't earn his Hodge. I think that we were all fooled in thinking that 149 was a tougher weight than it actually was. A good analogy would be the Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward Trilogy. Those fights were epic and they looked like great fighters battling! But, despite their talent, someone like Mayweather or Pacquiao would make it look like childs play when beating either one of them by KO. Varner obviously has a better resume than Metcalf at this point. Ness won the Hodge in 2010. Metcalf won in 2008, in a weight class with Burroughs. It is fun reading some posts that make no sense based on no logic at all. An for the education I feel confident that you were saying that you feel Varner should of won the Hodge and him winning the gold in the Olympics backs you up.