into Sunday night, the
downed 2004 Olympian Odabasi Tevfik of
Tevfik opened up the match in the first period, forcing Gallick into a wild scramble that ended with a three-point throw for Tevfik. As Gallick attempted a three-point throw of his own near the edge of the mat, Gallick was put to his back again. The officials awarded Tevfik three more points, immediately ending the period on the rule that a period is over when two, three-point throws are executed by one wrestler.
"He caught me off-guard a little bit (in the first period)," Gallick said after the win. "I was down points and had to come back. I was down 3-0, and the only way I was going to win was to get a three-point move."
Gallick shut Tevfik down after that, holding a scoreless second period and winning the coin toss to lock first in the leg clinch. Gallick finished the takedown and tied the match at one period apiece.
In the third period, Gallick again waited for the right opportunity to score, finishing a takedown with nine seconds left in the match for the winning point.
second period, I didn't want to rush too much," Gallick said. "It's a best
two-out-of-three. If I lose that period, it's over. I didn't get the opening I
wanted that period," Gallick added. "The third period, he held good position. He
did a good job of keeping his distance. Towards the end of the period, I knew I
didn't want to leave it up to the clinch. (The tournament) was exciting. I
really enjoy wrestling overseas. It's my second time being out in
Rowlands defeated Hakan Koc of Turkey (3-0, 2-2) for his gold medal.