Emily Shilson with the American flag after becoming a Cadet world champion (Photo/Martin Gabor, UWW)
A day after Augsburg announced the addition of a women's wrestling program, the Auggies received a verbal commitment from one of the nation's most successful high school wrestlers.
Emily Shilson, a senior at Mounds View High School in Minnesota, gave a verbal commitment to the Auggies. She made the announcement on Instagram.
Shilson won a Cadet world title in 2018 at 43 kilograms and was a world runner-up in 2017. She also won a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, becoming the first American wrestler to accomplish the feat. Shilson has won several age group national titles, including Junior titles from 2016 to 2018. She qualified for Minnesota's state high school wrestling tournament three straight years.