Best of Brands 125/133

In 2007 the University of Iowa handed over the keys to their blue blood program to one of their star alumni to rejuvenate the program which had taken a tumble from the days of Dan Gable. Tom Brands has now been at the helm for 13 seasons in Iowa City and during that time he…

The Mark Perry Effect

Earlier this spring, Tom Brands and company made a big splash in the wrestling community when they lured alum Mark Perry back to Iowa City to head up the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Prior to his return to the Hawkeye program, Perry was the associate head coach at the University of Illinois and widely considered one…

Gilman Wins Silver at UWW World Championships

By the University of Iowa PARIS, France — University of Iowa All-American Thomas Gilman dropped a 6-0 decision to Japan’s Yuki Takahashi in the gold medal match of the 2017 UWW World Championships in Paris, France, on Friday. Gilman, who was competing in his first senior level World Championships, will bring a silver medal back…

Gilman Wins Gold in Spain

It was a gold medal performance for Thomas Gilman in his first career Senior level International tournament in Madrid, Spain competing at 57 kg. Gilman will not be coming home alone with hardware either as six other Men’s Freestyle Wrestlers also won their respective weights. The only weight the U.S. did not earn a medal…

Thomas Gilman Headed to Spain for Pre-World’s Tune Up

Recent University of Iowa graduate, and 57 kg World Team member Thomas Gilman will be headed to Madrid, Spain in August for his tune up prior to the 2017 World Championships. It is a common practice for the U.S. to send their World representative overseas to an International tournament for experience and to make any…

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Potentially Dangerous 93: JR and SR WTT Recap + Fab 50 Tease

Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college and international wrestling. Potentially Dangerous is broadcast live on Facebook Monday nights at 8 PM with show hosts Tony Hager and Ross Bartachek. Listen in as they recap the Junior and Senior World Team Trials that took place this past weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Show Order (Estimated time) 2:30 – Start…

Thomas Gilman Issues Apology

Statement from Thomas Gilman: I meant no disrespect when referencing Japanese wrestler Rei Higuchi. The context of my comment was intended to pay respect to one of the top wrestlers in the world, but my choice of words contradicted that message. It was a mistake and I apologize. The statement comes following the comments Gilman…

Gilman Clinches Spot in Lincoln’s World Team Trials

Thomas Gilman has officially qualified for USA Wrestling Senior Men’s World Team Trials, as the former Hawekeye picked up two wins at the Last Chance Qualifier held today in Rochester, Minnesota. Gilman began the day as the top seed at 57 kg and had to come from behind in both matches before ultimately claiming the…

Four Wrestlers Join Hawkeye Wrestling Club

Four former University of Iowa wrestlers will continue their competitive careers as members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in Iowa City, Iowa. Graduating seniors Thomas Gilman, Cory Clark, Alex Meyer, and Sammy Brooks have all accepted positions within the club. Last month, we talked about three-time All-American, Thomas Gilman joining the club after Tom Brands…

Thomas Gilman Will Continue Training at the HWC

Thomas Gilman will stay in Iowa City to train at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club (HWC). The Three-time NCAA All-American will compete in freestyle in the 57 kilograms (125 pounds) weight-class for the HWC. Iowa head coach Tom Brands appeared on Takedown Radio this past weekend and confirmed his senior would be staying put. “He is,”…