Iowa Hawkeyes

United World Wrestling World Cup 2018: A closer look at Team USA (57 KG)

World silver medalist Thomas Gilman, Perrelli anchor lightest weight

125 pound Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman answers a question prior to the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, missouri on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
125 pound Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman answers a question prior to the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, missouri on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Iowa City hosts United World Wrestling Men’s Freestyle World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual-meet event begins at 10 a.m. both days. Here’s a glance at Team USA.

57 KG (125.5 pounds)

Thomas Gilman

• Age: 23

• Hometown: Iowa City

• Wrestling Club/Training Center: Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye Wrestling Club

• Prep career: Four-time Nebraska state champion for Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha.

• College career: Three-time All-American and NCAA runner-up for University of Iowa, 2017 Big Ten champion, posting 107-12 career record.

• International career: 2017 U.S. World team member and World silver medalist, 2017 Grand Prix of Spain champion, two-time U.S. Junior World team member, placing third in 2014 Junior World Championships, U.S. Cadet World team member.

Frank Perrelli

• Age: 28

• Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.

• Wrestling Club/Training Center: Titan Mercury WC/Cavalier RTC

• Prep career: New Jersey state champion and three-time state medalist for Delbarton High School, posting 142-20 career mark.

• College career: Two-time NCAA qualifier and All-American for Cornell University, placing fourth in 2012 at 125, two-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champion, going 95-28 from 2009-12.

• International career: Fifth at 2018 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix, Fourth at 2017 U.S. World Team Trials, fourth at 2016 Dave Schultz International, runner-up at 2013 U.S. Open.

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