Name: Thomas Gilman
Discipline(s): Freestyle Wrestling
Weight Class: 57 kg/125.5 lbs.
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
High School: Omaha, Neb. (Skutt Catholic)
College: University of Iowa
Team/Club: Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC
Coach(es): Terry Brands, Tom Brands, Mark Perry
World Championship Experience
World silver medalist (2017)
Olympic silver medalist (2021)
Other Career Highlights
Junior World bronze medalist (2014)
Two-time Junior World Team member (2013-14)
Cadet World Team member (2011)
Grand Prix of Spain champion (2017)
Three-time NCAA All-American for Iowa (2015-17)
Big Ten champion (2017)
Personal: Son of Patrick and Cheri Gilman...Two siblings, Joseph and Claire
2017: Second in World Championships… Grand Prix of Spain champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier champion…
2014: Third in Junior World Championships…
2013: DNP in Junior World Championships… Third in University Nationals…
2011: DNP in Cadet World Championships…
College: Third in 2017 NCAA Championships for Iowa… Second in 2016 NCAA Championships… Fourth in 2014 NCAA Championships… 2017 Big Ten champion…
USAW Age-Group: 2014 UWW Junior World Team Trials champion… 2013 UWW Junior World Team Trials champion… 2013 UWW Junior Nationals champion… Third in 2012 FILA Junior World Team Trials… 2011 Junior Nationals champion… 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2010 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2010 FILA Cadet Nationals…
High School: Four-time Nebraska state champion…
Thomas Gilman is an American wrestler who specializes in freestyle wrestling. He grew up in Iowa but crossed the border into Nebraska to go to high school at Skutt Catholic where he was four-time Nebraska state champion. He won the 103 pound title as a freshman, the 112 pound title as a sophomore, the 119 pound title as a junior, and the 132 pound title as a senior. Gilman helped lead Omaha Skutt Catholic to the state team championship three times (2009–10, 2012).
At the 2017 U.S. World Team Trial he defeated Tony Ramos to qualify for the 2017 World Wrestling Championships. At those championships at 57 kg he reached the final, winning a silver medal. On June 10, 2018, at the 2018 Final X Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska, he defeated Oklahoma State's Daton Fix two matches to zero (6-3 and 2-1) to qualify for the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where he placed 5th at 57 kg.
His Russian debut took place in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia at Ivan Yarygin 2019, he won the first match to Cuba's Aleksei Blanco by technical fall but then he lost to junior world champion from Dagestan Abasgadzhi Magomedov by pin and won the bronze medal.
He was a three-time All-American for the Iowa Hawkeyes. At one point, he was the top ranked wrestler at his weight class.
Recap from HawkeyeSports.com:
2016-17 -- 2017 World Silver medalist... 2017 Big Ten champion... placed third at 125-pounds to earn third career All-America honor... overall record of 32-1 and dual record of 15-0... started every dual at 125 pounds... 9-0 in the Big Ten... led Hawkeyes in falls (11) and technical falls (7)... scored bonus points in 26 of 32 wins... 2016 Midlands Champion... named Midlands Outstanding Wrestler Award and was named Champion of Champions... picked up his 100th career win by recording a fall at the Big Ten Championships... won his first 30 matches, a career long, before losing in overtime in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships... spent the entire season ranked No. 1... recorded 15 wins over ranked opponents... was twice named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week... shared the Coaches Appreciation Award and John and Dorothy Sill Award presented to the most dedicated wrestler... letterwinner.
2015-16 -- runner-up at NCAA Championships to earn second career All-America honor... third place at Midlands Championships... recorded a 28-2 overall record, with both losses to NCAA champion Nico Megaludis... 17-0 dual record, including 9-0 in Big Ten duals... scored bonus points in 25 of 28 wins... tied for team lead with 10 falls... led team with nine major decisions and six technical falls... shared the team's Most Dedicated Award with Nathan Burak... ranked as high as No. 2 nationally... letterwinner.
2014-15 -- All-American, placing 4th at 125 pounds at NCAA Championships... runner-up at Big Ten tournament... recorded a 31-6 overall record, including a 15-2 mark in duals... 31 wins ranked third on the team, and 15 dual wins tied for the team lead... was the only Hawkeye to go 9-0 in Big Ten duals... 9-2 record inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena... 9-5 record against ranked opponents... tied for third on the team with 62 dual points scored... led team with 10 major decisions and tied for team lead with five technical falls... had a career-high five pins... won the Luther Open, and placed runner-up at Midlands Championships... reached as high as No. 3 in national rankings... letterwinner.
2013-14 -- recorded a 16-3 mark at 125 pounds, going 7-2 in dual competition and 4-1 in Big Ten duals... scored 26 team points in dual competition... won titles at Midlands Championships and Joe Parisi Open... placed second at Luther Open... recorded three major decisions, two pins and one technical fall... letterwinner... won bronze medal at 2014 Junior World Championships.
2012-13 -- redshirted... posted a 23-5 record at 125 pounds while wrestling unattached... won titles at Roger Denker and Grand View Opens... placed second at Kaufman-Brand Open and third at Lindenwood and UNI Opens... recorded eight technical falls, four major decisions and two pins... ended season on a seven-match winning streak... won FILA Junior World Team Trials at 55 kg... placed eighth at FILA Junior World Championships at 55 kg.
High School -- four-time Nebraska state champion... won the 103 pound title as a freshman, the 112 pound title as a sophomore, the 119 pound title as a junior, and the 132 pound title as a senior... led Omaha Skutt to the team championship three times (2009-10, 2012) and a runner-up finish in 2011... four-time River City all-conference honoree... 2009 NHSCA national champion and Cadet Freestyle All-American (103)... 2010 Cadet Freestyle national champion (119)... 2011 Junior Freestyle national chamion... 2011 FILA Cadet national champion and FILA Cadet World Team member.
Personal -- born May 28, 1994... son of Patrick Gilman and Cheri Gilman... has two siblings, Joseph and Claire... history major.
|Overall||Dual||Big Ten Dual||Dual Pts.||Big Ten||NCAA||OT||MD||TF||Pins||Fastest|
|2013-14||16-3||7-2||4-1||26||- -||- -||0-0||3-0||1-0||2-1||1:29|