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

Kerkvliet and Howard punch tickets to second-consecutive Cadet Worlds

AKRON, Ohio – Team USA’s Cadet World Team is completed after the Cadet Freestyle Trials wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with 10 talented, young athletes punching their tickets to the 2018 Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, July 2-8. Highlighting the 2018 squad are returning World Team members Daniel Kerkvliet… Continue reading

Berge gets revenge against O’Connor, eight others to receive bid to the Junior World Championships

Rochester, Minn.- After a session of incredible wrestling, the 2018 Junior Freestyle World Team is set and ready for Worlds October 17-23, in Trnava, Slovakia. The most exciting series of the night occurred at 70 kg with Austin O’Connor (Sunkist Kids WC) and 2015 Cadet World Team member Brady Berge… Continue reading

Steveson Earns Junior World Team Trials Final Bid

Rochester, Minn. – Two current and three incoming University of Minnesota wrestlers took part in the junior level of the World Team Trials on Friday, with Gable Steveson earning a bid to the best-of-three finals tomorrow afternoon. Steveson earned technical superiority victories over all three of his opponents along the… Continue reading

Six U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers win golds at Hargobind International in Canada

Minnesota/PINnacle club wrestlers Sanders and LeValley win titles BURNABY MOUNTAIN, BC., Canada – U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers dominated the action at the Hargobind International held at Simon Fraser University, winning six of the seven gold medals awarded. Among the individual champions was 2012 U.S. Olympian and 2009 World bronze medalist… Continue reading