Thomas Gilman placed fifth at 57 kg at the 2018 World Freestyle Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  Gilman started off with a 6-3 decision in the first round over Davidovi of Italy followed by a hard fought 4-0 decision over Giorgi Edisherashvili of Azerbaijan.  Gilman had dropped a match to Edisherashvili at the World Cup in April.

In the semifinals Gilman dropped an 11-0 tech fall to Sanayev of Kazakhstan.  In the Bronze medal match, Gilman dropped a 5-4 decision to Atli of Turkey.

It is a huge boost for the Iowa Wrestling program to have a Hawkeye on the World Team.

Gilman won a Silver at the World Championships last year and he will be back.

57 kg Round 1

Thomas Gilman (USA) dec over Davidovi of Italy, 6-3


Thomas Gilman (USA) dec over Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan), 4-0.


Kaz Sanayev (Kaz) won by TF over Thomas Gilman (USA), 11-0

Bronze Medal match:

Suleyman Atli (Turkey) dec. Thomas Gilman (USA), 5-4

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!