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Recap: 2024 Wrestling Alumni Reception

More than 30 Gilman wrestling alumni and friends gathered in the C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Health, Wellness, and Fitness Center for a reception on Saturday, Jan. 13, coinciding with the 40th Annual Haswell M. Franklin '50 Gilman Duals.

The luncheon was a spirited event that united athletes across generations in celebration of Gilman's enduring tradition of wrestling excellence. Alumni reconnected, shared memories, and reflected on their experiences as part of the wrestling community.

Head Varsity Wrestling Coach Bryn Holmes arrived after the morning slate of dual meets to report that the boys had won their pool and advanced to the semi-finals. Holmes called this year's squad the strongest of his 14-year coaching tenure on Roland Avenue and highlighted several students recruited for NCAA competition. He thanked alums for their support and dedication to the program both during the event and post, sharing, "Thanks to all the alums who made it out to the event. We have something special going on here in our program, and the support from the past wrestlers does not go unnoticed."

Former grapplers hung around to exchange tales from their respective eras. The bond forged through the shared commitment to the sport was evident, creating an atmosphere of mutual respect among the alumni. Attendees left with a healthy dose of nostalgia and a fresh reminder of the collective passion behind Gilman's storied wrestling program.

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