Local wrestler places eighth at world championships

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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 am

University of Iowa wrestler and Omaha Skutt graduate Thomas Gilman went 2-1 and placed eighth in his weight class Sunday at the Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Gilman, who was competing at the 55 kg (121-pound) weight division, easily won his first two matches by technical falls. He scored early takedowns in defeating Robert Kardos of Hungary 8-0 in 2:22 and then Italy’s Dylan Hazan 7-0 in 1:42.

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