Jimmy Sheptock found a takedown early in the sudden death overtime period to defeat Boise State’s Jake Swartz, 3-1, in the featured 184 pound contest at the NWCA All-Star Classic Saturday night in front of 3,882 at George Mason University.
Sheptock, who placed in the top-6 at the NCAA Championships to earn All-American status last year, is ranked third-nationally at 184. Swartz is No. 6.
The Maryland senior got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead on an escape in the second period. Swartz leveled the score with an escape of his own in the third period.
Early in overtime, Sheptock was able to bring down Swartz to score the walkoff takedown. The win serves as a perfect start for Sheptock, who will look to defend his ACC title this season.
The All-Star Classic brings together some of the best competitors in the country each year to compete in a series of exhibition matches. The event was organized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and presented by the United States Marine Corp.