Shakopee wrestler Paxton Creese and Centennial wrestler Emily Shilson won freestyle gold medals at the Pan American Cadet Championships. The event took place on May 25-27 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Creese and Shilson were both Golden Boot recipients – recognizing each tournament’s outstanding wrestler.
Creese also won a silver medal in the Greco-Roman tournament.
The Pan American Cadet Championships is a qualifying event for the Youth Olympic Games.
Pan American Cadet Championships news from themat.com:
- Greco picks up 10 medals, including five gold, at Cadet Pan Ams in Guatemala
- Women’s freestyle strikes gold at Cadet Pan Ams with six topping the podium
- USA wins nine of 10 golds in men’s freestyle at Pan American Cadet Championships and wins team title
51 kg – Paxton Creese (Shakopee, Minn.) – gold medal
WIN Richard Antonio Garcia Andrade (Panama), 12-4
WIN Daniel Isaac Ramos Alvarado (El Salvador), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Fotis Papadopoulos (Canada), 17-8
WIN Yorkis Miscaloby Carvajal Lebours (Dominican Republic), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Richard Antonio Garcia Andrade (Panama), pin 1:12
43 kg – Emily Shilson (Osseo, Minn.) – gold medal
WIN Jeyla Herrera Villega (Ecuador), 12-2
WIN Julieta Martinez Gonzalez (Mexico), 11-0
WIN Estefani Estupinan Perez (Colombia), 14-3
WIN Heloisa El Martinez (Brazil), 10-0
51 kg – Paxton Creese (Shakopee, Minn.) – silver medal
WIN Ronaldo Sanchez Ramirez (Colombia), 7-2
WIN Eduardo Lovera (Argentina), 5-1
LOSS Axel Salas Esquivel (Mexico), 3-2