As a Senior (2013-14): Earned All-American status for the second time in his career after placing second at 184 pounds at the NCAA Championship … became the first Maryland national finalist since Gobel Kline won the national championship at 152 pounds in 1969 … is the seventh multi-time All-American in Maryland history … finished the season 32-1 record into the final … defeated Old Dominion's Jack Dechow 3-2 to gain entry into the final ... first Maryland wrestler to obtain the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Championships … won his third straight ACC Championship with a 3-1 win over Max Thomusseit of Pittsburgh in the final … earned All-ACC honors… lead the team in dual wins (17), dual points scored (74), dual major decisions (4), dual tech falls (5), dual pins (5) and dual bonus points scores (60) … gained the No. 1 national ranking in January, becoming the first Maryland wrestler to ever do so … won the Midlands Championships with a win 3-1 over then-No. 2 Iowa’s Ethen Lofthouse … defeated Cornell’s Gabe Dean, then ranked No. 8, 5-3 at the Grapple at the Garden … captured the Roadrunner Open title … finished his dual career with a perfect 51-0 record.
As a Junior (2012-13): Earned All-American status for the first time after finishing sixth at 184 pounds at the NCAA Championships ... finished with a 40-6 record leading the team in wins and major decisions (10) ... scored a team-high 81 dual points and was undefeated in dual competition with 21 wins ... tallied five technical falls, which tied for second on the team ... ranked as high as No. 6 by InterMat ... won his second consecutive ACC championship with a 7-3 decision over Virginia's Stephen Doty ... earned All-ACC honors ... won the 184-pound title at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic winning four matches, two by tech fall, and one each by fall and major decision ... defeated then-No. 11 Tony Dallago of Illinois, 9-2, at the Northeast Duals ... finished second at the Nittany Lion Open ... defeated then-No. 6 Josh Ihnen of Nebraska in sudden victory, 6-4 ... placed fifth at the Midlands Championships ... knocked off fifth-seeded Kevin Steinhaus of Minnesota in sudden victory, 6-4, to secure All-American status at the NCAA Championships ... toppled sixth-seeded Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa, 3-2 in a tiebreaker, to advance to the fifth-place match at NCAAs.
As a Sophomore (2011-12): Went 27-6 and 12-0 in dual competition at 174 pounds...led the team with nine technical fall victories...ranked as high as No. 11 by InterMat...earned his first ACC title with a 10-2 major decision over Virginia Tech's Chris Moon in the final of the ACC Championships...named to the All-ACC team...finished second at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Invitational (11/12)...placed second at the Nittany Lion Open (12/4)...took seventh place at the Midlands Championships with a 10-3 decision over Mikey England of Iowa State (12/30)...opened the NCAA Championships with a 18-2 technical fall over Oklahoma's Kyle Detmer (3/15)...received the Curt Callahan Award for mental toughness at the team banquet.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010-11): Went 6-4 at 165 and 174 pounds...pinned McDaniel's Matthew Peters in 1:10 to open the season at the Terrapin Duals.
As a Freshman (2009-10): Served a redshirt season ... dominated open competition at 165 pounds to the tune of 24-3 ... took home titles at the East Stroudsburg Open on Nov. 21 and the Wilkes Open on Dec. 27 ... won 11 of his first 12 collegiate matches ... went 5-0 in major decisions, 1-0 in technical falls and 4-0 in pin-falls.
Before Maryland: 2007 NHSCA Sophomore and 2008 Junior National Champion...three-time state placer...two-time district champion...regional champion as a senior...state runner-up as a junior.
Personal: Son of James and Donna Sheptock...favorite athlete is Hines Ward...3.0 high school GPA...majoring in Kinesiology.
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