COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland senior wrestler Jimmy Sheptock has been picked to compete at the 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic, the association announced Friday. It will be sixth straight year a Terrapin has competed at the Classic.
Sheptock will face Penn State’s Ed Ruth in a 184-pound tilt. The Pennsylvania native completed his 2012 campaign with a 40-6 record including a flawless 21-0 dual-meet mark. Sheptock won his second straight ACC title and earned All-American status with a sixth place finish at NCAA Championships.
Ruth is a two time national champion, taking the title at 184 pounds last season with a perfect 33-0 record. The three-time All-American won a national title at 174 pounds his sophomore year and in currently on a 68-match win streak.
The bout will mark Sheptock’s first appearance at the event. Josh Asper represented the Terps last season, defeating Illinois’ Jordan Blanton at 174 pounds.
The NWCA All-Star Classic, presented by the United States Marine Corps and Balance Bar, will occur on Nov. 2 at 7:15 p.m. at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
To find out more information on the Classic, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA on Facebook and Twitter. To buy tickets, visit the event’s Ticketmaster page.