NCAA Committee recommends women’s wrestling for Emerging Sports Status

The U.S. wrestling community, including its leading organizations, is celebrating today’s announcement from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) concerning women’s wrestling.

The NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) has “recommended that all three divisions of the NCAA governance structure add women’s wrestling as an NCAA emerging sport, effective August 1, 2020.”

Each NCAA division (Division I, Division II and Division III) will address this recommendation separately and will determine independently if women’s wrestling is added to the division’s Emerging Sports list.

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Shilson named Ms. Minnesota – Wrestling

Emily Shilson of Mounds View High School has been awarded the Ms. Minnesota – Wrestling Award as the top senior female high school wrestler in the state.

Shilson finishes her high school career with a 139-64 record. She qualified for the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament three times and twice competed in the State Team Tournament. Emily is a 2018 Cadet World Champion, 2018 Youth Olympic Games Champion, and a 2017 Cadet World Silver Medalist. She is the first six-time MN Girls High School Wrestling State champion.

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Shilson Going For Sixth Title While Little Soldier Looking For First

Augsburg University will play host this weekend to the largest Minnesota Girls High School State Championship since the event began six years ago. “The event continues to grow and this year we are up approximately 45% over last year. We’re excited for these girls to have the opportunity to compete for a high school state wrestling title,” said Chad Shilson, Girls Director and Coach for MN USA Wrestling.

Most, if not all of your top Minnesota female high school wrestlers will be vying for one of nine state titles on Saturday in the following weight classes – 102, 110, 119, 128, 138, 148, 165, 185 and 215.

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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 ranked No. 1 nationally in her weight class. She made quick work of Sage Mortimer from Utah on Wednesday in the 100-pound division, using two takedowns and three leg laces for a 10-0 technical fall.

She has now won five national titles in Fargo. She is also a 2018 Cadet World champion, 2018 Cadet Pan American champion and 2018 Junior Folkstyle national champion.

Despite all her accolades, Shilson is hungry for more. Continue reading at www.inforum.com