Iowa’s Gilman earns Big Ten wrestler of the week honors

Chris Cuellar

Top-ranked Iowa senior Thomas Gilman picked up Big Ten wrestler of the week honors for the second time this season, thanks to a major decision against Wisconsin and a dramatic pin at Minnesota.

Gilman remains undefeated at 125 pounds in the 2016-17 campaign. The conference announced his nod Tuesday afternoon.

Iowa's Thomas Gilman wrestles Wisconsin's Jens Lantz at 125 pounds at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Gilman won by major decision, 21-8.

The Council Bluffs native won 21-8 on Friday against Wisconsin’s Jens Lantz, following it up Sunday with a comeback fall against Minnesota’s Ethan Lizak in the third period. Gilman trailed Lizak 8-0 in the match, but he stormed back and recorded the pin in 5:58.

Gilman (21-0) was Iowa’s only other wrestler of the week this season, garnering the selection Jan. 3 following the Midlands Championships.

Iowa is at Indiana on Friday and hosts Nebraska on Sunday.