Emily Shilson at the 2022 All-Star Classic (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Big transfer news today on the women's collegiate front as four-time undefeated collegiate national champion, Emily Shilson, will be transferring from Augsburg to McKendree. Shilson made her news public via her Instagram account today.
Shilson has won the last three NCWWC national titles at 109 lbs while competing at Augsburg; however, she did not compete for Auggies during the 2022-23 campaign. Early indications are that Shilson will be able to wrestle immediately in 2023 for McKendree. Her only collegiate action this year came at the All-Star Classic when Shilson wrestled unattached and took on Life University's Peyton Prussin. Although Prussin took an early lead, Shilson rallied back for an 8-4 victory.
Shilson's addition will provide a boost to the three-time defending NCWWC national champion Bearcats. Recently, at the National Duals, McKendree finished third after losing to King in the semifinals.
In addition to her collegiate achievements, Shilson has experienced plenty of success on the international scene. Shilson has won world titles in three different age groups (Cadet/Junior/U23) during her short career. In total, she has four world medals to go along with a Youth Olympic Games gold medal in 2018.