Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced

STILLWATER, Okla. – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced the state winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA).

First presented in 2014, the TSHSEA is named for Tricia Saunders, a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. Saunders was the first woman to be inducted as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted into the United World Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.

The award recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior female wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service.

For the third consecutive year, the Hall of Fame is recognizing a record number of state winners with 46, up from 35 winners in 2019 and 32 winners in 2018.

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Shilson wins 2nd national title, Auggies finish 9th

ADRIAN, Mich. — Augsburg University’s Emily Shilson (FY, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) claimed her second national title to close her inaugural collegiate season, leading the Auggie women’s wrestling team to a ninth-place finish at the first Cliff Keen/National Wrestling Coaches Association National Collegiate Championships, completed on Saturday at Adrian University.

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Auggies in 8th place after first day of nationals

ADRIAN, Mich. — With four wrestlers still alive in the field, including two in championship contention, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team stands in eighth place after the first day of the Cliff Keen/National Wrestling Coaches Association National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships on Friday.

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Shilson wins national title, Augsburg 6th at WCWAs

MARIETTA, Ga. — Emily Shilson (FY, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) captured the first individual national title in Augsburg University women’s wrestling history, winning the 109-pound crown at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships on Saturday at the Cobb County Civic Center. Augsburg finished in sixth place in the tournament with 75 points.

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Augsburg has 3 semifinalists, in 8th place at WCWA National Championships

MARIETTA, Ga. — With three wrestlers still alive in the championship race, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team stands in eighth place in the team standings after the first day of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships on Friday at the Cobb County Civic Center.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: The future is here as Augsburg women win home opener

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The snow couldn’t prevent Augsburg from winning the first women’s dual in school history on Sunday, January 19 at Si Melby Hall. Originally scheduled for Saturday night, Augsburg beat UW-Stevens Point 30-12 in the lone home dual of the year. The win ushered in a new era of women’s wrestling in the midwest and in Minnesota.

Episode 65 of The Guillotine Grapevine talks with Augsburg women’s head wrestling coach Max Mejia and Athletic Director Jeff Swenson on their reaction on the outcome and how the future of women’s wrestling is here before us today.