Gilman talks a little bit about his match against Nathan Tomasello, whom he had to beat to claim the spot on the Junior Team back in May. Since the camp is out at Ohio State, Gilman has had a chance to work with his “rival”. I say “rival” because while they are Big Ten foes, Tomasello is also preparing Gilman to make sure he is ready for the World level.
When asked what he needs to do to win a World Title Gilman responds with, “Just got to move my feet, move my hands, and keep attacking.” He goes on to talk about last years World’s where he lost a match he felt that he had won in the quarterfinals, and he doesn’t want to leave the match in the refs hands. He also keeps the plan for who is going to 125 and who is going to 133 for Iowa, a secret by saying (and I’m paraphrasing), “We’ll see, I am shrunk down right now, but I might grow, we’ll see.” He also shows a lot of respect for Clark when discussing how the starting spot was given (or however you want to phrase it) to Clark at the end of the season.
Pretty much a classy interview by Gilman, and Iowa fans should be happy that they have him as a Hawkeye. I would suggest you watch it in it’s entirety as there are a couple other little nuggets in the interview, and it’s less than 6 minutes in length.
Junior World’s will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, starting on Tuesday August 5th, going through Sunday the 10th. Men’s freestyle doesn’t start until the weekend, so the schedule looks like:
Junior World Championships Event Schedule
Tuesday, August 5
Greco-Roman – 50 kg, 60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg (Seaton, Rodriguez, Chavez, Beazley)
Wednesday, August 6
Greco-Roman – 55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg (Carmona, Sancho, Carlson, Coon)
Thursday, August 7
Women’s freestyle – 44 kg, 51 kg, 59 kg, 67 kg (Doi, Fearnside, Miracle, Aggio)
Friday, August 8
Women’s freestyle – 48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg (Pfau, Leathers, Porter, Francis)
Saturday, August 9
Men’s freestyle – 50 kg, 60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg (Moody, McKenna, Valencia, Snyder)
Sunday, August 10
Men’s freestyle – 55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg (Gilman, Pico, Dean, Coon)