Shilson unscored upon en route to claiming sixth Fargo title

Emily Shilson gets her hand raised after picking up a technical superiority to claim the title at 106 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine)

FARGO, N.D. -- Emily Shilson made it look easy in Fargo.

The 18-year-old Minnesotan capped off a dominant run through the Junior freestyle competition on Wednesday in Fargo with 10-0 finals victory over Faith Cole (Missouri) in just over a minute in the finals at 106 pounds. It was Shilson's sixth technical superiority shutout in six matches. She outscored her opposition 60-0 and earned the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler award. Shilson becomes the second six-time Fargo girls champion, joining Teshya Alo (Hawaii).

Last summer, Shilson won a Cadet world title and then became the first U.S. wrestler to win a Youth Olympic Games gold medal. She is headed to Augsburg University.

Shilson was one of three repeat champions in the women's Junior freestyle competition. Also repeating were a pair of Texans, Xochitl Mota-Pettis (127) and Gabrielle Holloway (225).

Mota-Pettis dominated Lana Perez (Hawaii) 14-1 in the finals at 127 pounds. She led 8-1 at the break and put the match away in the second period after a four-point hip toss.

Holloway came back to defeat Isabeau Shalack of Illinois, in the finals at 225 pounds. Shalack led 1-0 at the break, but Holloway came back to get a fall in the second period.

At 138 pounds, Alara Boyd (Indiana), a multiple-time Cadet world medalist, won the title at 138 pound with a first-period fall in the finals over Morgan Norris (Nevada).

U.S. Open champion Tiare Ikei (Hawaii) claimed the title at 117 pounds with a first-period fall over Jennifer Soto (California). Ikei finished the tournament with two falls and three technical superiorities in five matches.

Kennedy Blades, the Outstanding Wrestler in the U16 women's wrestling competition, cruised to the title at 164 pounds with a 10-0 technical superiority in the finals over Tristan Kelly (Colorado). Blades did not surrender a single point en route to winning the title.

Washington won its first team title ever in the women's Junior freestyle competition in Fargo, fishing with 65 points, 12 points ahead of runner-up Illinois. Washington finished with 14 All-Americans, but only one champion, Kaylee Moore. She topped follow Washington wrestler Viktorya Torres 8-4 in the finals at 132 pounds.

Placement Match Results

1st: Sage Mortimer (Utah) pinned Rayana Sahagun (Michigan), 0:34
3rd: Jessica Corredor (Florida) tech. Elizabeth Dosado (Virginia), 10-0 1:33
5th: Heaven Fitch (North Carolina) tech. Amanda Newcomb (Kansas), 15-5 4:55
7th: Estrella Dorado Marin (Colorado) tech. Valerie Carreon (Texas), 13-3 3:19

1st: Emily Shilson (Minnesota) tech. Faith Cole (Missouri), 10-0, 1:08
3rd: Emily Mendez (Washington) pinned Jenavi Alejandro (Nevada), 2:29
5th: Caitlyn Walker (Pennsylvania) pinned Tehani Soares (Nevada), 1:10
7th: Julianne Moccia (Maryland) pinned Tatyana Ortiz (Pennsylvania), 4:08

1st: Montana Delawder (Pennsylvania) dec. Josie Bartishofski (Wisconsin), 9-3
3rd: Nichole Moore (Kansas) VPO1 Trinity Berry (Virginia), 13-10
5th: Jaslynn Gallegos (Colorado) tech. Alexis Janiak (Illinois), 10-0 2:37
7th: Lexy Beadles (California) pinned Torieonna Buchanan (Indiana), 2:19

1st: Tiare Ikei (Hawaii) pinned Jennifer Soto (California), 2:04
3rd: Camille Fournier (Texas) tech. Holly Beaudoin (Washington), 17-7 5:15
5th: Phoenix Dubose (Washington) tech. Molly Williams (Washington), 10-0 2:29
7th: Adriana Dorado Marin (Colorado) tech. Jazmin Mercado (Washington), 10-0 1:54

1st: Gabrielle Skidmore (Wisconsin) dec. Nanea Estrella (Hawaii), 5-2
3rd: Payton Stroud (Washington) tech. Riley Dalrymple (New York), 10-0 5:24
5th: Emily Paulino (Hawaii) inj dft Leilah Castro (Ohio)
7th: Brelane Huber (Idaho) tech. Katie Gomez (California), 11-1 4:54

1st: Xochitl Mota-Pettis (Texas) tech. Lana Perez (Hawaii), 14-1, 4;25
3rd: Waipuilani Beauchamp (Hawaii) pinned Mia Macaluso (New York), 0:15
5th: Amor Tuttle (Minnesota) tech. Sydney Harper (Texas), 13-2 1:15
7th: Andrea Schlabach (Ohio) inj. dft. Asia Nguyen-smith (Illinois)

1st: Kaylee Moore (Washington) dec. Viktorya Torres (Washington), 8-4
3rd: Louisa Schwab (Illinois) tech. Emma Walker (Tennessee), 10-0 2:44
5th: Avia Bibeau (Pennsylvania) pinned Grace Pauls (New York), 1:13
7th: Nonnie Justice (Missouri) tech. Elleni Johnson (Utah), 10-0 1:02

1st: Alara Boyd (Indiana) pinned Morgan Norris (Nevada), 1:32
3rd: Sara Sulejmani (Illinois) tech. Aine Drury (California), 10-0 2:12
5th: Esther Han (Missouri) pinned Chloe Ogden (Florida), 2:10
7th: Maggie Palmore (Maryland) tech. Kya Rybachek (Minnesota), 12-1 2:57

1st: McKenzie Cook (Alaska) dec. Jerzie Estrada (Colorado), 8-7
3rd: Nia Miranda (Texas) dec. Ivy Kraght (Washington), 3-2
5th: Krista Warren (Washington) pinned Annie n. Hua (California), 2:53
7th: Tiyahna Askew (Georgia) pinned Alexandria Hernandez (Washington), 3:41

1st: Tiffani Baublitz (Pennsylvania) dec. Kiley Hubby (Washington), 4-2
3rd: Jewel Gonzalez (New Jersey) dec. Francesca Lopresti (California), 4-2
5th: Alexandria Sanford (Washington) pinned Brooke-lynn Rush (Missouri), 3:50
7th: Michelle Kamyshin (California) dec. Morgan Mayginnes (Kansas), 6-0

1st: Kennedy Blades (Illinois) tech. Tristan Kelly (Colorado), 10-0, 2:40
3rd: Ashley Lekas (Texas) dec. Olivia Robinson (Oregon), 4-1
5th: Mckenzie Samuels (New York) dec. Jennifer Curry (Arizona), 5-0
7th: Ariana Pereira (California) pinned Ava Miller (Missouri), 1:24

1st: Kelani Corbett (Hawaii) dec. Elisa Robinson (Kansas), 8-0
3rd: Jaycee Foeller (Missouri) dec. Brianna Staebler (Wisconsin), 10-2
5th: Joanna Jones (New York) dec. Faith Tuttle (Minnesota), 8-0
7th: Brittyn Corbishley (Texas) pinned Shania Gowan (Florida), 1:56

1st: Gabrielle Hamilton (Illinois) pinned Angela Buenrrostro (California), 1:33
3rd: Olivia Brown (Oklahoma) dec. Juliannah Bolli (California), 8-0
5th: Tatum Heikkila (Washington) tech. Elizabeth Saleapaga (California), 11-0 4:26
7th: Stacey Pgouda (Georgia) tech. Kayvette Osorio (California), 12-0 0:51

1st: Gabrielle Holloway (Texas) pinned Isabeau Shalack (Illinois), 3:37
3rd: Cristina Santoyo (California) pinned Kyleigh Haney (Georgia), 3:33
5th: Hannah Francis (Texas) inj dft. Jasmine Guerrero (California)
7th: Lexie Cole (Missouri) pinned Cassidy Curtiss (California), 1:50

Outstanding Wrestler: Emily Shilson (Minnesota), 106 pounds
Most Falls: Caitlyn Walker (Pennsylvania) 6 falls in 7:33

Team Standings (Top Five)

1. Washington 65
2. California 53
3. Texas 44
4. Hawaii 40
5. Illinois 39


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