Maple Grove wrestler captures fifth national title in Fargo

Since she was 7 years old, Emily Shilson has dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal. On Wednesday, Shilson captured the Junior women’s freestyle world title at the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet national championships at the Fargodome. The decorated wrestler from Centennial High School in Maple Grove, Minn., is… Continue reading

Lee Crowned Junior National Champion, McKee Places Third

Fargo, ND – Three future Gophers took to the mats in Fargo this week competing at the Junior National Championships. Brayton Lee and Patrick Mckee each ended their tournaments on the podium gaining Junior National All-American Honors. Brayton Lee wrestled to a first-place finish in Fargo and earned the title… Continue reading

McNiff’s Riffs: MN has a world champion wrestler, and she’s a beast

Tim McNiff catches up with 17-year-old world champion wrestler Emily Shilson. Okay… don’t come at me because I just called a 17-year-old girl a “beast,” It’s cool. At least, I think it is. As I explained to Emily Shilson, who just last week became the first girl from the U.S.… Continue reading