Creese and Shilson win Gold at Pan American Cadet Championships

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.

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Men’s freestyle
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

Women’s freestyle
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

Men‘s Greco-Roman
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

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