Your initial claim was that it happened "at the very beginning of the season." But you're now rephrasing it to "the 1st day of the season that Metcalf wrestled attached." Nice try, but we both know those two phrases are not synonymous, so let's deal with your original position.
Iowa's season began with the Cyclone Open, followed by the Kaufman-Brand Open, and then the St. Edwards Duals. IIRC, Metcalf didn't wrestle in the Cyclone Open, but went 5-0 (including a first round bye) at the Kaufman-Brand - where he beat Jordan Burroughs 6-0 in the finals. Whether he wrestled in the Cyclone Open or not - as well as whether he was listed as unattached at the Kaufman Brands - are both immaterial. The former event marked the beginning of Iowa's season and the latter was the Hawkeye's second event of the season.
So actually, the Caldwell bout was Metcalf's 8th match of the 2007-08 season. He skipped the Cyclone Open, wrestled 4 times at the Kaufman-Brands tourney, and then he wrestled in 3 other duals (against Findlay, Iowa Central and Old Dominion) before facing Caldwell in the NC State dual. Not exactly "at the very beginning of the season," as you initially claimed. One could reasonably say it was early in the season, but alleging it occurred at the "very beginning" is simply disingenuous.
Lol. It was Iowa's first official competition. Period. If anyone chose to compete prior it was there choice as they were ALL unattached. Just because it was on their schedule does not mean it was an Iowa competition date. It was literally their first day of official Iowa wrestling. Being 3-1 before the 32 match winning streak is straight from his Iowa bio. You want to stretch semantics as far as you can feel free. But, it is a ridiculous argument to nitpick my calling his first official attachment to Iowa wrestling as the very beginning of the season. It still happened in November. And I am supposed to be the one that just looks for arguments......sheesh