Thomas Gilman and Rei Higuchi (Photos/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
World Team member Thomas Gilman issued a statement on his references to Olympic silver medalist Rei Higuchi of Japan at the Freestyle World Team Trials this past weekend.
"I meant no disrespect when referencing Japanese wrestler Rei Higuchi," said Gilman. "The context of my comment was intended to pay respect to one of the top wrestlers in the world, but my choice of words contradicted that message. It was a mistake and I apologize."