Senior Jimmy Sheptock will take on Boise State’s Jake Swartz in the featured 184 pound bout at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic this Saturday at George Mason University.
A consensus top-5 competitor to start the season, Sheptock was originally slated to face preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Ed Ruth of Penn State in the Classic. Swartz, the No. 6 184 pounder in the nation according to Amateur Wrestling News, will replace Ruth.
An All-American last season, Sheptock has been a standout performer since he assumed a spot in the Terps starting lineup in his sophomore season. That year, Sheptock went 27-6, including an unblemished 12-0 in dual competition, en route to his first ACC title and NCAA Championship appearance.
Following Josh Asper’s shift to 174 pounds, Sheptock did not miss a beat at 184 pounds last season, finishing with a 40-6 record. The Northampton, Pa. native captured his second ACC title and earned All-American status at NCAA Championships.
Sheptock has not lost a dual match in his Maryland career and is just three wins away from 100 overall victories. The senior will also be one of three Terrapin captains this season.