ZAGREB, Croatia – 2017 Cadet World silver medalist Emily Shilson started out her 2018 World Championships on fire, flying through her first two matches to earn a spot in the semifinals at 43 kg on Wednesday in Zagreb, Croatia.
To open the tournament, Shilson took out Ana Maria Cristescu of Romania with an early second-period fall. Shilson led 4-0 at the break, thanks to a takedown and tilt. She ended the bout with a fireman’s carry to put Cristescu to her back for a pin at 2:19.
In the quarterfinals, Shilson took on a tough opponent in 2017 Cadet World bronze medalist and three-time Cadet Asian medalist Simran Simran of India. The credentials didn’t matter to Shilson as she bulldozed her way to the semis with two takedowns and three guts for a fast 10-0 tech.
Tonight, Shilson will take on three-time Cadet European medalist Victoria Aleksandrova of Russia. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org
ZAGREB, Croatia – USA’s Cadet men’s freestyle team collected two silver and one bronze medals in the evening session of Tuesday action at the Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.
Daniel Greg Kerkvliet and Richard Figueroa finished their 2018 Cadet World Championships with silver medals, and Abe Assad claimed a bronze medal.
2017 World champion Kerkvliet fell short in his quest for a second-consecutive Cadet World title, falling in the 110 kg final. Continue reading
ZAGREB, Croatia – On the first day of the 2018 Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, the U.S. put two wrestlers into tomorrow’s gold-medal finals and have one athlete in the hunt for bronze.
Heading to the World finals are Daniel Greg Kerkvliet at 110 kg and Richard Figueroa at 55 kg, while Abe Assad was pulled into repechage at 80 kg.
“I’d say overall the team’s performance has been solid,” Cadet World coach Lee Pritts said. “I don’t think that we’ve performed up to our team’s ability yet. I remember this time last year after the first round, we were thinking, ‘Oh we’re in trouble,’ but Kevin Jackson brought the team in, had a conversation, and next thing you know, we were working together as a unit. We did the same thing this and said ‘You have to go take these wins. No one is going to give them to you.’” Continue reading
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle National Duals results. June 15-16 at Spokane, Wash. Continue reading
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman National Duals results. June 13-14 at Spokane, Wash. Continue reading