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A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Shilson wrestled for Mound View high school where she compiled a 139-64 record. During her time in high school, Shilson was a six time Minnesota girls state champion. Shilson also qualified for the boys state tournament three times and was the first girl to ever qualify for the boys tournament. Shilson represented the United States in 2017 at the cadet world championships coming home with the silver medal. Shilson returned to the cadet world championships in 2018 with an eye on the prize mentality that landed her a world title.

  1. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: USA Gaining In Women's World Supremacy Race

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: USA Gaining In Women's World Supremacy Race

    Aug 21, 2021

    Terry Steiner typically isn’t the type who makes headline-grabbing predictions, but the leader of the USA Wrestling women’s freestyle program made a bold declaration a couple weeks ago.
  2. USA Women Take Narrow Lead Into Final Day Of Jr Worlds

    USA Women Take Narrow Lead Into Final Day Of Jr Worlds

    Aug 19, 2021

    The second full day of wrestling concluded in women’s freestyle at the 2021 Junior World Championships. Only the medal rounds for five weights remain and the team race will be decided in the final session of wrestling. Take a look below to see the current standings and what Team USA needs to do to take home the team title.
  3. Junior World Championships Women's Freestyle Preview

    Junior World Championships Women's Freestyle Preview

    Aug 17, 2021

    With the historic performance of our U.S. Olympic Team right behind us, the U.S. Junior Women’s World squad heads to Ufa, Russia, to compete this week with a lot of confidence and momentum. And they should, as USA Wrestling is sending the best Junior women’s squad we’ve ever assembled to compete at the UWW Junior World Championships. The event features 500 wrestlers in three divisions (women’s freestyle, men’s freestyle, and men’s Greco) who will be competing for 120 medals.
  4. The Comprehensive Women's Nationals Recap

    The Comprehensive Women's Nationals Recap

    May 12, 2021

    What. A. Weekend. Women’s Nationals is in the books and 30 new World Team members emerged from the mats in Irving, Texas in the Cadet, Junior, and Senior divisions. The present and the future were on display as familiar names did what we expected them to do, while young rising stars made their mark, some for the first time on the national stage.
  5. Full Loaded Field For Women's Nationals

    Full Loaded Field For Women's Nationals

    May 6, 2021

    The future of women's wrestling will be on display this weekend in Irving, Texas at Women's Nationals. With World Team spots on the line for Cadet, Junior, and U23 women, these massive brackets are sure to produce incredible action. Check out everyone who's registered for Women's Nationals
  6. The Complete Women's Nationals Preview

    The Complete Women's Nationals Preview

    May 6, 2021

    Women’s Nationals are here, or as some call it “Not-Body-Bar”— a reference to the moniker that identified the event for years.
  7. Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships Recap

    Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships Recap

    Mar 11, 2021

    There were big prizes on the line in Tiffin at the Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships—individual & team national titles, All-American honors, and qualifying spots for the Olympic Team Trials next month in Fort Worth. In the end, it was McKendree, the heavy favorite coming into the event, that won the team title, boasting 6 national champions, 8 total finalists, and 14 All-Americans at the event. The Bearcats, led by head coach Sam Schmitz, finished with 209 points, with King coming in second with 171.5, Emmanuel 3rd with 133.5, and Colorado Mesa 4th with 97.
  8. Top Five Matches To Look For At Captains' Cup

    Top Five Matches To Look For At Captains' Cup

    Feb 11, 2021

    A big time weekend for women's freestyle wrestling, the Captains' Cup will be the first of its kind. Top senior level women from the United States will come together to have a team dual meet event. Six teams with wrestlers at the Olympic weights will wrestle in pools of three teams on Saturday and finish up with first, third and fifth place duals on Sunday.
  9. USA Wrestling Releases Draft Eligible 50 kg Women For Captains' Cup

    USA Wrestling Releases Draft Eligible 50 kg Women For Captains' Cup

    Jan 17, 2021

    The Captains' Cup, an event featuring many of the best women in the United States, is right around the corner. Teams for the event will be decided by a draft, and USA Wrestling has just released the athletes who are eligible to be drafted at 50 kg.
  10. Jordan Burroughs vs David Taylor Card By The Numbers

    Jordan Burroughs vs David Taylor Card By The Numbers

    Jan 5, 2021

    When Jordan Burroughs and David Taylor headline the January 9 card, they'll be joined by a number of incredibly credentialed athletes. The number of accolades this group has collected are staggering. Check out the stack of credentials earned by Saturday night's competitors.
  11. Full Jordan Burroughs vs David Taylor Card Set For Jan 9

    Full Jordan Burroughs vs David Taylor Card Set For Jan 9

    Dec 28, 2020

    Five-time World and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs returns to the mat as he takes on 2018 World champion and two-time Hodge Trophy Award winner David Taylor in one of the biggest matches in US wrestling history. The undercard will feature five excellent matches headlined by a battle of World champions in Tamyra Mensah-Stock and Adeline Gray. The following is listed in match order
  12. The Complete And Total Women's JR & U23 Nationals Recap

    The Complete And Total Women's JR & U23 Nationals Recap

    Nov 17, 2020

    Some of the nation’s best high school, college, and senior-level wrestlers converged for two days in Omaha, Nebraska, to compete for Junior & U23 national titles, while battling for spots on the U.S. National Team and spots in the 2021 Senior World Team Trials. This year’s event was full of matches between top-ranked athletes, upsets, and revelations of emerging young stars. There were many outstanding performances, but only Macey Kilty and Emily Shilson, two of the brightest young stars in women’s wrestling, doubled up with national titles in both divisions.
  13. 2020 Junior & U23 Women's Preview

    2020 Junior & U23 Women's Preview

    Nov 12, 2020

    We’re days away from the U23 and Junior Nationals taking center stage at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on November 13-15. This event will feature a mix of elite high school, college, and Senior level wrestlers in both the Junior and U23 divisions.
  14. Bader Show: Tyler Berger & Emily Shilson

    Bader Show: Tyler Berger & Emily Shilson

    Nov 4, 2020

    Bader and Bray talk with NCAA finalist Tyler Berger, who will take on Sammy Sasso next week, and Cadet World champion Emily Shilson, who's coming off a win at the 8-man.
  15. 5 Reasons To Watch The Women's Matches This Weekend

    5 Reasons To Watch The Women's Matches This Weekend

    Oct 29, 2020

    We're not just awarding $40,000 to our eight 195-pound competitors. We've also got two women's showcase matches, one happening after the quarterfinals and the other after the semifinals.