Gilman Wins in Paris

Greetings Hawkeye Wrestling Fans,

As most Iowa fans already know, the Hawkeye Wrestling Club (HWC) spent the last two weeks in Paris for the United World Wrestling Senior World Championships.

We are pleased to announce that due to the tenacity, hard work, dedication, and heart of Thomas Gilman he captured a 2017 World Silver Medal for Team USA and the HWC! The last world medal for the HWC was in 2006.

Gilman’s performance proved crucial to the United States winning the 2017 World Team Title. The last time the USA won the Senior Freestyle World Team Title  was 1995, the same year Terry Brands won a Gold in Atlanta.

Throughout the 2017 World Championships, Gilman executed an ‘in your face’ Iowa style to battle through an extremely tough bracket. He defeat the Ukrainian, Iranian, Uzbek, and North Korean before falling to the Japanese in the finals.

While Gilman and the HWC are only truly satisfied with Gold, the entire Iowa staff is excited about the futures of Gilman and the HWC. Thomas captured the United States’ first medal at 55kg since Henry Cejudo won the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

We should all be extremely proud and congratulatory of Thomas Gilman for earning the HWC’s first world medal in over a decade.

We are very aware that this would not be possible without the support of our fans and donors.

You make our dreams possible!!!

Hawkeye wrestling has the best fans in the world. We thank you and continue to ask for your help and support. With it, the future of wrestling will belong to Iowa.

With your help, as Gilman and Team USA proved this year, we will overtake the Russians & Iranians… for the best place to develop wrestlers in the entire world.

If you are a current recurring donor, we thank you for your support.

To become a recurring donor and contribute to HWC’s pursuit of Gold, please click here…

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing all of you this year at our events in support of the Hawks!


Mark Perry
Hawkeye Wrestling Club Coach

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