Q & A with Emily Shilson, Minnesota’s best female wrestler, who’s finally done wrestling boys

Emily Shilson has been wrestling against boys, and usually winning, for about a decade. But that’s over, now that she has completed her senior season in high school. Shilson looks ahead to wrestling against women at one of the 33 colleges that offer the sport. She hasn’t picked one yet.… Continue reading

Emily Shilson becomes first U.S. wrestler to win Youth Olympic Games title; Tiare Ikei places sixth

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – It was a historic day for USA Wrestling, as Emily Shilson of Maple Grove, Minn. became the first U.S. wrestler to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games with her victory at 43 kg on Saturday at the Asian Pavillion. Shilson, who was a… Continue reading

U.S. wrestlers receive draws for Youth Olympic Games action on Saturday and Sunday

Emily Shilson to wrestle on Saturday BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The draw for wrestling was conducted for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Friday, and the opponents for the four wrestlers from the United States have been determined. Competition is being held The competition begins on Friday, October 12 with… Continue reading

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

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