Thomas Gilman of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club captured a bronze medal at 57kg/125.5 lbs. at the Continetal Cup in Khasavjurt, Russia. Gilman dropped his first match to Mutaliev of Russia 10-8. In the bronze medal match, Gilman defeated Saliikh Muradov of Russia 6-0.
Gilman won Gold at 57kg/125.5 lbs. at the Yusup Abdusalamov International in Botlikh, Dagestan, Russia earlier in the week. Gilman went 5-0 on the day to win the title over wrestlers mainly from Russia.
Sammy Brooks (86kg/189 lbs.) competed in the Continental Cup and did not place.
57 kg: Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) – BRONZE
LOSS Abubakar Mutaliev (Russia) 10-8
WIN repechage, forfeit
WIN Salikh Muradov (Russia), 6-0
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