Maple Grove wrestler captures fifth national title in Fargo

Since she was 7 years old, Emily Shilson has dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal.

On Wednesday, Shilson captured the Junior women’s freestyle world title at the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet national championships at the Fargodome.

The decorated wrestler from Centennial High School in Maple Grove, Minn., is ranked No. 1 nationally in her weight class. She made quick work of Sage Mortimer from Utah on Wednesday in the 100-pound division, using two takedowns and three leg laces for a 10-0 technical fall.

She has now won five national titles in Fargo. She is also a 2018 Cadet World champion, 2018 Cadet Pan American champion and 2018 Junior Folkstyle national champion.

Despite all her accolades, Shilson is hungry for more. Continue reading at www.inforum.com

Lee Crowned Junior National Champion, McKee Places Third

Fargo, ND – Three future Gophers took to the mats in Fargo this week competing at the Junior National Championships. Brayton Lee and Patrick Mckee each ended their tournaments on the podium gaining Junior National All-American Honors.

Brayton Lee wrestled to a first-place finish in Fargo and earned the title of Junior National Champion at the 152-pound weight class. The Brownsburg, Ind., native held an unblemished record through seven matches and entered the finals of his weight class having won all of his previous matches by technical fall, outscoring his opponents by a score of 61-0. Lee defeated his final opponent by criteria after finishing the match 3-3 and taking the top spot on the podium. Continue reading