The 17-year-old Shields is from Flint, Mich.
In the other two Olympic weight classes, Marlen Esparza of Houston beat Brazil's Erica Matos 16-10 at 51 kilograms, and Queen Underwood of Seattle edged Mexico's Erika Rosalba Cruz 12-11 at 60 kilograms.
Airlift gives 400-plus shelter dogs a second chance
The Wings of Rescue 3rd Annual Holiday Airlift whisked 500 shelter pooches aboard 14 flights to 11 cities up to the Pacific Northwest, saving each from near-certain euthanasia. Full Story
(The Washington Post)
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