Sheptock Places Sixth at NCAAs

March 23, 2013

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DES MOINES, Iowa - On night after earning All-American honors, Maryland junior wrestler Jimmy Sheptock wrapped up the 2013 NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday.

Sheptock began the final day with a shot at third place at 184, but lost to fourth-seeded and defending national champion Steve Bozak of Cornell to drop into the fifth-place match. The junior lost to 12th-seeded Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa to close out the tournament.

Against Bosak, Sheptock fought off multiple first-period shots before finally giving up two points. Bosak tacked on a point with an escape in the third to seal a 3-0 decision.

In the sixth-place match, Lofthouse connected on shots in the first and third periods. He added an escape and a point for riding time to defeat Sheptock 6-2.

Despite Sunday's losses, Sheptock completed an impressive tournament and finished with a 4-3 record including three victories over wrestlers seeded 10th or higher.

The Northampton, Pa., native is Maryland's 19th different All-American all-time. The Terps have had at least one All-American every year since 2008.

Maryland scored 16.5 team points to finish in 27th place. Heading into Saturday night's finals, Penn State holds a three-point lead over second-place Oklahoma State.