Shilson wins 43 kg Cadet World title, Ikei earns bronze

ZAGREB, Croatia – After going home disappointed with a Cadet World silver medal in 2017, Emily Shilson dominated her way to the top of the podium and was crowned Cadet World champion at 43 kg in Zagreb, Croatia, on Thursday evening.

“I’m feeling great!” Shilson said. “I’ve been working since last year nonstop for this moment and it finally paid off. I just wanted to go out and wrestle my match and do what I know I’m capable of doing. I didn’t want it to be like last year.”

Shilson, a two-time Cadet Pan American champion, knocked off 2017 Cadet World champion Shahana Nazarova of Azerbaijan for the title.

Nazarova struck first with a takedown in the opening seconds to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. The Azeri extended her lead to 4-0, executing a double, but while Nazarova was looking for a turn, Shilson snuck on top and worked that famous Minnesota gut wrench. Shilson tacked on six turns for a 14-4 technical fall. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

2018 CADET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Zagreb, Croatia, July 2-8

Team scores going into final day (top 10)
1. Japan – 110
2. Russia – 70
3. Ukraine – 54
4. China – 50
5. United States – 48
6. Belarus – 45
7. India – 31
8. Hungary – 30
9. Azerbaijan – 20
10. Mongolia – 20

Finals results

43 kg
GOLD – Emily SHILSON (USA)
SILVER – Shahana NAZAROVA (AZE)
BRONZE – Viktoriia ALEKSANDROVA (RUS)
BRONZE – Amina PONOMAROVA (UKR)

1st – Emily Shilson (USA) TF Shahana Nazarova (AZE), 14-4
3rd – Viktoriia Aleksandrova (RUS) fall Simran Simran (IND), 1:05
3rd – Amina Ponomarova (UKR) dec. Anna Ueno (JPN), 6-4

49 kg
GOLD – Akari FUJINAMI (JPN)
SILVER – Polina LUKINA (RUS)
BRONZE – Tiare IKEI (USA)
BRONZE – Natallia VARAKINA (BLR)

1st – Akari Fujinami (JPN) fall Polina Lukina (RUS), 1:45
3rd – Tiare Ikei (USA) fall Munkhgerel Munkhbat (MGL), 1:17
3rd – Natallia Varakina (BLR) dec. Lucia Yepez Guzman (ECU), 9-2

57 kg
GOLD – Nonoka OZAKI (JPN)
SILVER – Anna Hella SZEL (HUN)
BRONZE – Aryna MARTYNAVA (BLR)
BRONZE – Irina RINGACI (MDA)

1st – Nonoka Ozaki (JPN) TF Anna Hella Szel (HUN), 10-0
3rd – Aryna Martynava (BLR) dec. Anastasiia Sidelnikova (RUS), 6-4
3rd – Irina Ringaci (MDA) dec. Yaping Zhu (CHN), 11-3

65 kg
GOLD – Honoka NAKAI (JPN)
SILVER – Xinru ZHOU (CHN)
BRONZE – Ekaterina GLUKHAREVA (RUS)
BRONZE – Sonam SONAM (IND)

1st – Honoka Nakai (JPN) dec. Xinru Zhou (CHN), 2-0
3rd – Ekaterina Glukhareva (RUS) dec. Noémi Szabados (HUN), 7-0
3rd – Sonam Sonam (IND) dec. Oksana Chudyk (UKR), 1-1

73 kg
GOLD – Yuka KAGAMI (JPN)
SILVER – Qian JIANG (CHN)
BRONZE – Elina PYSHKINA (UKR)
BRONZE – Kseniya DZIBUK (BLR)

1st – Yuka Kagami (JPN) TF Qian Jiang (CHN), 11-0
3rd – Elina Pyshkina (UKR) dec. Marion Bye (NOR), 4-4
3rd – Kseniya Dzibuk (BLR) dec. Valeriia Trifonova (RUS), 5-0

U.S. women’s freestyle results
43 kg/95 lbs. – Emily Shilson, Maple Grove, Minn. (Titan Mercury) – GOLD
WIN Ana Maria Cristescu (Romania), fall 2:19
WIN Simran Simran (India), 10-0
WIN Victoria Aleksandrova (Russia), 11-1
WIN Shahana Nazarova (Azerbaijan), 14-4

49 kg/108 lbs. – Tiare Ikei, Honolulu, Hawaii (Grapplers Hawaii) – BRONZE
WIN Faten Ahmed (Egypt), fall 3:22
LOSS Lukina (Russia), 11-0
WIN Aisha Kappar (Kazakhstan) 10-0
WIN Munkhgerel Munkhbat (Mongolia), fall 1:17

57 kg/125 lbs. – Cheyenne Bowman, La Habra, Calif. (Pounders WC), did not compete

65 kg/143 lbs. – Kiana Pugh, Mosinee, Wisc. (Mosinee WC) – SEVENTH
WIN Nigar Mirzazada (Azerbaijan), fall 1:00
LOSS Oksana Chudyk (Ukraine), 9-5

73 kg/161 lbs. – Tristan Kelly, Erie, Colo. (Betterman Elite)
LOSS Valeria Trifonova (Russia), 12-0

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