Shilson named NWCA Northwest Wrestler of Month

MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) was named the NCAA Northwest Region Wrestler of the Month of January by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, it was announced on Thursday.

The top-ranked wrestler in the NWCA’s NCAA rankings at 109 pounds, Shilson went 9-0 in her January matches, improving her record to 13-0 on the season. At the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 6-7, Shilson went 6-0 with two pins and a 16-second technical fall (also three forfeits), helping to lead the Auggies to a fifth-place team finish. At a home triangular against NAIA ranked teams Iowa Wesleyan and Jamestown (N.D.) last Saturday, Shilson went 3-0 with a pair of 10-0 technical falls — a 2:03 match-ender over Mia Palumbo of Iowa Wesleyan, ranked No. 11 in the NAIA at 109, and a 37-second win over Samantha Weeks of Jamestown.

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Augsburg women’s wrestler Emily Shilson wins UWW U23 world championship

BELGRADE, Serbia — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) claimed her second world championship this fall, capturing the title in the 50-kilogram (110-pounds) women’s freestyle category at the United World Wrestling U23 World Championships, completed on Thursday.

Shilson captured the championship with a 1:38 pin of Shivani Pawar of India. After surrendering an early takedown, Shilson converted a dramatic front headlock into a throw and the pin.

On Wednesday, she opened her tournament run with a 10-0, technical superiority (technical fall) victory in 2:35 over Lisa Ersel of Germany, then advanced to the semifinals with a 48-second pin of Stefania Priceputu of Romania, converting a four-point throw into the fall and the win.

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Shilson advances to finals at U23 World Championships, Welker to wrestle for bronze, Fiske pulled into repechage

BELGRADE, Serbia – Emily Shilson advanced through her semifinals match via forefit and will wrestle in tomorrow night’s U23 World Championships finals at 50 kg. At 76 kg, Kylie Welker is set to wrestle for bronze tomorrow, while Alyvia Fiske (68 kg) was officially pulled into tomorrow’s repechage.

In the 50 kg semifinals against Tunisia’s Sarra Hamdi, Shilson was declared the winner after Hamdi, Tunisia’s representative at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, did not show up to the mat.

In tomorrow’s finals, Shilson will wrestle Shivani Pawar of India, who pinned Russia’s Mariia Tiumerekova in her finals match. Pawar has limited international results, but did compete for India in the 2018 Junior World Championships.

Shilson is looking for her second age-group World title of the year. She was the winner at 50 kg at the Junior World Championships. This would be Shilson’s third age-group World title (2018 Cadet World champion). Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Q & A with Emily Shilson: Training for U23 Worlds, wrestling at Augsburg, fishkeeping

Starting this week, themat.com will interview one collegiate wrestling athlete each Thursday as a part of a new Q&A series for the 2021-22 college wrestling season. Stay tuned each Thursday for a new feature, spotlighting these student-athletes both on and off the mat.

Leading off our college wrestling Q&A series this year is Emily Shilson, a 2021 Junior World champion who will be a junior this year at Augsburg University. Shilson, who has won three age-group world medals, is looking to win another at the U23 World Championships next week.

Below, we talk with Emily about many things, including what training is looking like these days and hobbies that she has recently explored.

Q: What has been going on since winning your gold medal at Junior Worlds?

A: I took about a week off the mat, just to recover and really spend some time with my family. I went up to our cabin and hung out with the family and relaxed. After that, I got right back to training and was on the mat. I kept up with my lifting and cardio, so the training didn’t change too much. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Emily Shilson helped Team USA women’s wrestling make history this summer

MINNEAPOLIS (BVM) — After winning one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team USA women’s wrestling doubled down on their impressive summer by making history at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia.

It was in Russia that Team USA for the first time ever had multiple champions in women’s freestyle with Amit Elor, Kylie Welker, and Emily Shilson all winning gold medals in their respective weight classes.

“Team USA has had a great summer in women’s wrestling,” Shilson said. “It’s so cool to be a part of this team that’s had the summer that we had”

Shilson came into the tournament with high expectations after making it to the Team USA Olympic Trials back in the spring. She missed the cut for Tokyo, but the whole experience was extremely positive and Shilson said it prepared her for Russia. Continue reading at /bvmsports.com →

Augsburg’s Emily Shilson wins world junior title

UFA, Russia — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) claimed the junior world championship in the 50-kilogram (110-pounds) women’s freestyle category, with a dominating performance at the United World Wrestling Junior World Championships, completed on Thursday at the Ufa Arena.

Shilson outscored her opponents by a 36-10 margin in four victories on Wednesday and Thursday, including a pair of 10-0, first-period technical superiority (technical fall) victories in the semifinal and championship matches.

On Wednesday, she opened with a 6-3 win over Natallia Varakina of Belarus, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games cadet champion (46 kg/101 pounds), converting a takedown and exposure to build a 4-1 lead after one period, then claiming a late takedown to secure the win. In the quarterfinals, Shilson had to overcome a 4-0 first-period deficit to claim a 10-7 win over Viktoriia Aleksandrova of Russia, a 2018 Cadet World Championships bronze medalist (43 kg/95 pounds). She scored three takedowns and two exposures in the second period, including a takedown and exposure with 41 seconds left to pull ahead for the first time in the bout.

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Team USA makes history with three Junior World Champs in women’s freestyle

Emily Shilson adds Junior World Gold to her medal collection

UFA, Russia – For the first time in history, Team USA has multiple Junior World champions in women’s freestyle as Emily Shilson, Amit Elor, and Kylie Welker won gold on Thursday at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia.

All three women dominated their ways to earning finals bids.

Just weeks after winning a Cadet World gold, Amit Elor won her second World title of the summer, topping the 68 kg Junior bracket. She won both tournaments without surrendering a single point to her opponents. In Thursday’s Junior World finals, Elor took on 2021 Junior World bronze medalist Elizaveta Petliakova from Russia. The American earned an early takedown directly into three leg-laces for an 8-0 lead. She added two more step-outs for a 10-0 shutout. Elor is also a 2019 Cadet World bronze medalist. Continue reading at teamusa.org →