Minnesota (and connections) placers from the Bill Farrell Memorial International Tournament. April 1-2, 2022 in Cedar Falls, IA.
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.
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 →
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 →
IRVING, Texas — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (SO, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) won another pair of amateur wrestling national titles over the weekend, claiming the 50-kilogram (110 pounds) titles at the USA Wrestling/United World Wrestling Women’s Junior Nationals on Friday, and the USAW/UWW U23 Women’s World Team Trials on Sunday, both at the Irving Convention Center.
Shilson will represent the United States at the United World Wrestling Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russa, Aug. 16-22, and at the UWW U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Nov. 1-7. It’s the second straight time that Shilson will represent the USA at the UWW U23 World Championships, after winning the 2019 American crown. She went 1-2 in competition at the 2019 world meet in Budapest, Hungary. She also won the 2020 U23 Nationals and UWW Junior Nationals in November in Omaha, Neb.
Shilson was among a group of six Auggies competing in Texas over the weekend. Marlynne Deede (SO, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) placed third at the UWW Junior Nationals at 72 kg (159 pounds), while finishing sixth in the field at the UWW U23 World Team Trials. At 57 kg (126 pounds), Gabby Skidmore (SO, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) placed fourth, while Vayle-Rae Baker (SO, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary HS) finished sixth. Hannah Michael (SO, La Porte City, Iowa/Union HS) competed at 50 kg at both events, while Sierra Brown Ton (JR, Allen, Texas/Einstein HS) competed at the U23 meet at 67 kg (148 pounds).
Shilson earns 50 kg spot, Lange is runner-up at 65 kg
IRVING, Texas – The U.S. Junior World Team in women’s freestyle is set with 10 impressive athletes after an entertaining finals session on Friday night at the 2021 Women’s Nationals in Irving, Texas.
The winners at the 10 weights will represent the USA at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia, Aug. 16-22. Runners-up will wrestle for the USA at the 2021 Junior Pan American Championships in Oaxtepec, Mexico, June 9-13.
At 50 kg, Emily Shilson made her fourth age-group World Team, defeating Pan American champion Samara Chavez in two-straight matches for the spot. Both wins came by fall in the second period.
Shilson is a 2018 Cadet World champion, a 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion and a 2017 Cadet World silver medalist. She was also on the 2019 U23 World Team. Continue reading at teamusa.org →
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Vayle-Rae Baker (SO, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary HS) won the 57-kilogram (126-pound) title at the United World Wrestling U.S. Senior Nationals tournament, held on Friday at the Xtream Arena. She led a group of Augsburg wrestlers competing for the Twin Cities Regional Training Center.
Baker claimed technical falls in her first two round-robin matches on Friday — a 12-2 (3:21) win over Twin Cities teammate Tateum Park and a 12-2 (5:13) win over Estrella Dorado Marin of the Army World Class Athlete Program. She then scored a 6-2 win over Oklahoma City University wrestler Sophia Smith (Team Wisconsin), and finished with an 8-7 win over Simon Fraser (B.C.) wrestler Lauren Mason (Team California), scoring a takedown in the closing seconds to overcome a 7-6 deficit.
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials take place on Friday and Saturday at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.