Photo of Thomas Gilman (left) by Tony Rotundo. Photo of Daton Fix by Richard Immel.
Who: Thomas Gilman vs. Daton Fix
What: Final X
Where: Lincoln, Neb.
When: June 9
Why: Men’s freestyle World Team spot at 57 kg
How he got to Final X:
Since he is a returning World medalist at the weight, Gilman, who won silver at the 2017 Worlds, earned an automatic bid to Final X.
Thomas Gilman shocked the nation last year when he ran through the 57 kg bracket of the U.S. World Team Trials in Lincoln. En route to winning his first spot on a Senior World Team, Gilman went through former teammate and two-time World Team member Tony Ramos in the best-of-three finals, with Gilman ending the series in two matches.