|Alma Mater:||Maryland (2014)|
Former two-time All-American and University of Maryland wrestling alumnus Jimmy Sheptock (’14) joined the Terrapin staff in the summer of 2016. Sheptock returns to his alma mater after a two-year stint at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sheptock helped guide the Dragons to their most dual meet victories (10) since the 2008-09 this past year, including a six-match win streak to end the season. The Dragons had six wrestlers reach the podium at the 2016 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, the most since joining the conference. Sheptock helped guide two Drexel wrestlers to EIWA titles while seven Dragons qualified for the NCAA Championships under his tutelage.
Sheptock finished his Maryland career as one of the most accomplished wrestlers in program history as a three-time ACC Champion, three-time NCAA qualifier and two-time All-American at 174 and 184 pounds. The Northhampton, Pa. native amassed a 129-20 all-time record as a Terp, and was a perfect 51-0 in dual matches with 67 total bonus-point victories.
Sheptock’s 2013-14 season was one of the greatest individual runs in Maryland wrestling history, as he finished 32-1 and as the NCAA finalist, ACC Champion and Midlands Champion. He became the first-ever Maryland wrestler to obtain the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Championships and earn a No. 1 national ranking. Sheptock became just the fourth Terp to finish in the top-two in school history, and the first since Gobel Kline won the national championship in 1969.
Sheptock earned his Masters of Sports Management while he was at Drexel and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Maryland.