Former Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman named to Team USA's Freestyle World Cup roster

Cody Goodwin
Hawk Central

There will be a Hawkeye presence on the United States' Freestyle World Cup roster.

On Monday, former Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman was officially named to the Team USA roster for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup, scheduled for April 7-8 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Gilman is slated to wrestle at 57 kilograms for the United States.

Former Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman was recognized during the Iowa-Penn State football game on Saturday night.

It will be Gilman's first appearance at the Freestyle World Cup. A three-time All-American with the Hawkeyes, Gilman won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships at 57 kilos in Paris.

Gilman has been a regular in international competitions, having competed on three age-group world teams for USA Wrestling. He won a bronze medal at the 2014 Junior World Championships, and won the 2017 Grand Prix of France.

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USA Wrestling plans on announcing one World Cup participant in each of the 10 weight classes each day from Monday through March 14. Additionally, more wrestlers will be added to the team roster, according to a release from USA Wrestling. Team USA will have at least two wrestlers for each weight.

Team USA was drawn into Pool A for the Freestyle World Cup, where it'll wrestle Japan, Georgia and Iran. Pool B includes Russia, Azerbaijan, Cuba and Kazakhstan. Iran is the defending World Cup team champion. The United States recently won the team title at the 2017 freestyle world championships, the country's first in 22 years.

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.