COLLEGE PARK, Md – Senior Jimmy Sheptock completed a standout weekend with three wins as the No. 25 Maryland wrestling team rolled past Johns Hopkins, Kutztown and Alderson-Broaddus at the Terrapin Duals, Saturday, at the Comcast Center Pavilion.
The Terrapins (3-0, 0-0 ACC) only lost one individual match on the day and scored 129 total points. Sheptock, Tony Gardner, Spencer Myers, and Tyler Goodwin all recorded multiple victories by pin on the day.
“We’ve got some things to work on, but anytime you go undefeated on the day against good competition is good,” head coach Kerry McCoy said. “We’ve got to get ready for the highest level of competition, but this is a good way to get started.”
The Terps began the Duals against the Blue Jays. After Paul O’Neill dropped the opening match at 125 pounds against Paul Bewak, the Terps ripped off nine straight wins, highlighted by sophomore Shyheim Brown’s first career dual match victory at 141 pounds, a technical fall over Duncan Crystal. Senior Frank Goodwin nabbed his first win at 149, scoring a major decision over Welles Sakmar.
Gardner started a major Terp run in the four highest weight classes, grabbing a slick pin on Christian Ostrowski, Sheptock, ranked third nationally at 184, easily got past Kyle Spangler by fall. 10th-ranked Christian Boley and 8th-ranked Spencer Myers finished off the Terps 42-3 victory with wins by tech fall and fall respectively.
In the second session, the Terps defeated Kutztown, 35-0, paced by strong performances from Sheptock and Tyler Goodwin. Billy Rappo started the Terps off strong, recording his first win of the season by decision. Goodwin made the most of his first career college match, pinning Arty Walsh in the first period.
The Terps would rack up five straight decision victories before Sheptock rolled past Gio Ortiz, 18-2. Boley and Myers capped the Terps’ win with a pair of decision victories.
Against Alderson-Broaddus, the Terps started with three pins and ended with four more to win 52-0. Rappo got the Terps started with a pin at 2:50. Tyler Goodwin and Brown followed up Rappo with two quick pins.
After three more victories, highlighted by Ben Dorsay’s major decision over Cody Spinks, the Terps would finish with a flourish. Gardner once again was the catalyst, using a hard-fought pin to notch his third win of the day. Sheptock and Chris Jastrzebski would follow with pins before Myers ended the Terps day with a pin at 1;01.
Sheptock’s final win put him at the 100-win mark for his career at Maryland. The milestone capped a banner weekend for the senior, who defeated sixth-ranked Jake Swartz of Boise State at Saturday night’s NWCA All-Star Classic at George Mason University.
“It’s a great milestone,” McCoy said. “He’s not really a stat chaser, but I was excited that he could get that today in front of his home crowd.”
The Terrapins return to action Saturday Nov. 16 on the road against against Stanford. Action slated is to begin at 4 p.m. The Terps will also compete in that weekend’s Roadrunner Open in Fresno, Calif.
Maryland vs. Johns Hopkins
125 – Paul Bewak (JHU) dec Paul O’Neill (MD), 2-1, (3-0) JHU
133 –Josh Polacek (MD) dec Ray Yagloski (JHU) , 6-3, (3-3)
141 – Shyheim Brown (MD) tech fall Duncan Crystal, (JHU) 2:34 15-0 (8-3) MD
149 – Frank Goodwin (MD) maj dec Henry Stauber (JHU), 8-0 (12-3)
157 – Danny Orem (MD) dec. Christian Salera (JHU), 12-7 (15-3)
165 – Josh Snook (MD) maj dec Welles Sakmar (JHU), 15-2 (19-3)
174 – Tony Gardner (MD) fall Christian Ostrowski (JHU) 1:43 (25-3)
184 – Jimmy Sheptock (MD) fall Kyle Spangler (JHU), 2:32 (31-3)
197 – Christian Boley (MD) tech fall Kory Johnson (JHU), 7:00(19-4) (36-3)
285 – Spencer Myers (MD) fall over Joey Tilson (JHU), 1:43 (42-3)
Maryland vs. Kutztown
125 – Billy Rappo (MD) dec. Tom Trazler (KT), 6-3 (3-0) MD
133 – Tyler Goodwin (MD) fall Arty Walsh (KT) 1:02 (9-0)
141 – Shyheim Brown (MD) dec Mitch Voelker (KT), 5-2 (12-0)
149 – Frank Goodwin (MD) dec. Jack Stabile (KT), 9-2 (15-0)
157 – Ben Dorsay (MD) dec Matt Martoccio (KT), 4-2 (18-0)
165 – Tyler Manion (MD) dec Justin Heller (KT), 8-6 (21-0)
174 – Tony Gardner (MD) dec. Bo Candelaria (KT), 9-6, (24-0)
184 – No. 3 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) tech fall. Gio Ortiz (KT), 5:25 18-2 (29-0)
197 – No. 10 Christian Boley (MD) dec. Brandon Clark (KT), 3-0 (32-0)
285 – Spencer Myers (MD) dec Dan Ortiz (KT), 3-1 (35-0)
Maryland vs. Alderson-Broaddus
125 – Billy Rappo fall over Micah Powell (AB), 2:50 (6-0)
133 – Tyler Goodwin (MD) fall over Jason West (AB), 2:34 (12-0)
141 – Shyheim Brown fall over Sam Jones (AB), 0:54 (18-0)
149 – Derrick Evanovich dec Tyler Cross, 6-1 (21-0)
157 – Ben Dorsay (MD) maj dec Cody Spinks (AB). 12-1 (25-0)
165 – Tyler Manion (MD) dec. Keith Stednitz (AB) 4-2 (28-0)
174 – Tony Gardner (MD) fall over Davis Solak (AB) 4:25 (34-0)
184 – Jimmy Sheptock fall over Garrett Odernko (AB), 0:56 (40-0)
197 – Chris Jastrzebski (MD) fall over Nick Nester (AB), 1:20 (46-0)
285 – Spencer Myers (MD) fall over Taylor Ortiz (AB), 1:01 (52-0)