Wilman was the second man to win four USBC Open Championships eagles and the first with two 2,000 all-events totals. Wilman was one of the game's leading instructors and analysts. He was an excellent radio and television commentator on bowling. Noted for his ability to play lanes, he also was famous for his ready grin and rapid gum chewing. He was named to Bowling Magazine's first-team All-America Pre-1950 team.