Jimmy Sheptock puts Maryland wrestling back on the map with highest finish by a Terp since 1969.
Maryland senior wrestler Jimmy Sheptock ended his collegiate career tonight as he fell in the championship match to Penn State’s Ed Ruth, 7-2.
Sheptock was one win away from becoming only the third national champion in Maryland’s history.
The senior came into the final match with a perfect 32-0 record on the line.
After winning his semi-final match on Friday to advance to tonight’s championship bout, Maryland’s head coach Kerry McCoy had nothing but good things to say about his senior wrestler.
“I’m really proud of him. He came in with a goal in mind and now he’s one step away from it. We’ve got 24 hours to prepare to win a national championship. One more to go.”
Though Sheptock fell short of his goal on Saturday, he deserves to hold his head up high knowing that he gave it his all and has accomplished much during his time at the University of Maryland.
He will leave as one of the most decorated Terrapin wrestlers in history. Sheptock is a two-time All-American and only the fourth Terp national finalist in history. He is also a three-time ACC Champion and won the 2013 Midlands title.
After four years, this Terp has racked up an unprecedented record of 129-20. Congratulations on a great career Jimmy! Terp Nation wishes you best of luck in the future.
Congrats to @UMDWrestling Jimmy Sheptock on a great second place finish in the NCAA Championship.
— Wallace D. Loh (@presidentloh) March 23, 2014
— Terps Sports Med (@UMDSportsMed) March 23, 2014