Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC) has been selected as USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on Oct. 8, 2019.
Photo by Murad Kanaev
2017 World silver medalist Gilman won all five matches on the way to a gold medal at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. at the Yusup Abdusalamov International this past weekend.
Gilman defeated Russian Salikh Muradov of Khasvuyurt in the championship finals.
Gilman trained with wrestlers in Vladikavkaz prior to entering this tournament. He was the only U.S. entry.
Each week USA Wrestling will select an Athlete of the Week based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling from youth programs through the senior level. Twitter fan votes also play a part in decision.
To nominate a wrestler for this honor please send the athlete's name, wrestling program, weekly accomplishments and career accolades to USA Wrestling Communications Coordinator Taylor Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.