NICKNAME: Texas Twister
WEIGHT: 195 LBS.
LEVER LENGTH (ELBOW TO FINGERTIP): 19.5"
HOMETOWN: Heath, Texas
FAVORITE ARM-WRESTLING TECHNIQUE: Hook and Toproll
YEARS COMPETING IN THE SPORT: 31 years
FAMILY: Married for 30 years with 7 daughters
WAL TITLES: WAL 2014 Finalist
EMPLOYMENT: Property Management- Gillean owns and manages apartment complexes
HOBBIES: Arm-wrestling, water skiing, golfing, and coaching kids' sports
FAVORITE TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Forearm blasting and cable pulling
INTERESTING FACT OR EXPERIENCE THAT HELPED SHAPE LIFE: In high school, Gillean could beat everyone. Then, once he graduated and went to a tournament, he realized what arm-wrestling was all about. Now that he's 50 years-old, he knows that if he wants to be the best, he needs to train hard.
UNIQUE FACT: Gillean has SEVEN daughters which includes two sets of twins! He has taught them to be competitive and considers them to be his biggest fans.
MOTTO: “If you are not the first, you might as well be the last."