Match after match, Thomas Gilman proved that he was up for the challenge in every scenario at the World Team Trials in Lincoln, NE, on Saturday.
If he needed to be clutch like he was against Nathan Tomasello, Gilman did it. And when he started rolling, he went in for the kill and got the technical fall on Nico Megaludis. Clearly, Gilman's most impressive performance came when he finished his run by winning the best-of-three finals over former Iowa teammate Tony Ramos. When it was all said and done, Gilman took out five NCAA finalists, four of them being champs, to become the top dog at 57kg.
Let's relive Gilman's match-by-match run to make his first senior world team.
Clutch gene activated. If there's time on the clock, there's time to score, even if it's just one second. (A caution-2 for fleeing on Tomasello came as time expired.)
As if Gilman wasn't already impressing everyone, he added another avenging win to his list when he beat Megaludis 11-0. [WATCH HERE]