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

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Pinnacle’s Jared Lawrence on the Minnesota flavor at Junior Worlds

As Team USA heads to the Junior World Championships, we’ve got a number of Minnesota tie-ins to discuss and we’ll do that on Episode 46 of The Guillotine Grapevine with Pinnacle’s Jared Lawrence. Lawrence looks back on his own experience at the 1999 and 2000 Junior World Championships and talks… Continue reading

Pinnacle Wrestling School’s Jared Lawrence goes On The Mat

Pinnacle School of Wrestling founder Jared Lawrence joins ON THE MAT to talk about his wrestling club and more. “On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum and is hosted by the Director of the Dan Gable Museum, Kyle Klingman, and Trackwrestling… 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

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