Ness brothers, Gilman, Mason take gold on first day of Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The first day of the Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier is in the books and four men’s freestyle athletes have booked their tickets to the U.S. World Team Trials set for Lincoln, Neb., June 9-10.

Wrestlers taking top prize in Rochester on Saturday, thus booking their trips to Lincoln, include Thomas Gilman at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., Jayson Ness at 61 kg/134 lbs., Mario Mason at 65 kg/143 lbs. and Dylan Ness at 70 kg/154 lbs.

Gilman, a three-time NCAA All-American for Iowa and Junior World bronze medalist, won a relatively deep 57 kg field that featured four wrestlers who have earned NCAA All-American honors across the Division I and Division II levels.

In the 57 kg championship match, Gilman found himself down 6-0 early to two-time NCAA Div. II champion Daniel Deshazer. Gilman rallied with seven-straight points to end the match and take the victory, 7-6. Continue reading at