Gilman Grapplers Gather to Celebrate 100 Years of Wrestling

On February 8, nearly 50 Gilman alumni, coaches, parents, spouses, and friends gathered in the Old Gym to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Gilman Wrestling.  The reception was held in conjunction with the 2020 MIAA Wrestling Championships, which was also celebrating its 100th anniversary and was also started by the patriarch of Gilman wrestling, Edward Russell.  Included in the celebration were five past head coaches, as well as a number of the legendary names of both Gilman School and Gilman wrestling history--- Finney, Tickner, Brown, Franklin, and Gamper, to name a few.  Current Head Coach Bryn Holmes treated the group to an exciting update on the state of the team, and former Head Coach Eddie Brown shared a historical perspective on the program.  Alumni from as far back as 1952 to as recently as 2008 were in attendance.