Boyd and Shilson earn silver, three others advance to repechage

ATHENS, Greece – Alara Boyd and Emily Shilson earned silver medals in women’s freestyle at the 2017 Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece, on Thursday night.

In the 65 kg/143 lbs. finals, Boyd faced off against Honoka Nakai from Japan. Boyd drew a passivity point in the first period to hold a 1-0 lead at the break. The second period is where Nakai got her point, also on passivity to hold a 1-1 advantage on criteria, which eventually sealed the win for the Japanese.

Boyd is now a 2016 Cadet World bronze medalist and a 2017 Cadet World silver medalist.

Shilson lost a heartbreaker in the 43 kg/95 lbs. finals against Japan’s Umi Ito. Off the whistle, Ito hit a double, putting Shilson to her back for four and then went right into a leg lace, where she rattled off three turns for a 10-0 tech fall in 17 seconds. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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