Boyd and Shilson breeze through to Cadet World semifinals

ATHENS, Greece – Two U.S. women’s wrestlers, Alara Boyd and Emily Shilson, advanced to the semifinals in the first day of women’s action of the 2017 Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday morning.

Medal hopes for all four of the today’s U.S. wrestlers remain alive.

2016 Cadet World bronze medalist Boyd advanced to the 65 kg/145 lbs. semifinals after a strong showing in the morning session.

In her first match, she faced 2016 Cadet World bronze medalist and 2017 Cadet European champion Oksana Chudyk of Ukraine. With a 1-0 lead for Boyd after the break, the two wrestlers exchanged takedowns, but late exposure for the American sealed the 5-2 win. Continue reading at