Jimmy Sheptock is a former two-time All-American wrestler as well as a Division 1 NCAA finalist for the University of Maryland. Sheptock later joined the Terrapin coaching staff in the summer of 2016, after a successful period as a Drexel University (Dragons) wrestling instructor. His great reputation as a coach would then lead Jimmy Sheptock to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he joined Harvard’s Crimson team (2019).
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MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS (Athlete)
- 1st Place Junior Nationals (2008)
- 1st Place Bethlehem Holiday Classic (2008, 2009)
- 1st Place AAA NorthEast Regional (2009)
- 1st Place AAA District 11 (2008, 2009)
- 2nd Place Bethlehem Holiday Classic (2007)
- 2nd Place AAA NorthEast Regional (2007, 2008)
- 2nd Place AAA District 11 (2007)
- 3rd Place AAA PIAA (2009)
- 5th Place Beast of the East (2009)
- 7th Place AAA PIAA (2007)
- 2005-2006: District 4th; Region 4th (AAA)
- 2006-2007: District 6th; Region 2nd; State 7th (AAA)
- 2007-2008: District 1st; Region 2nd; State 3rd (AAA)
- 2008-2009: District 1st; Region 1st; State 3rd (AAA)
- D1 All American (2013, 2014)
- 2nd Place NCAA D1 (2014)
- 1st Place ACC Championship (2012, 2013)
- 1st Place Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic (2013)
- 1st Place Roadrunner Open (2014)
- 1st Place East Stroudsburg Open (2010)
- 1st Place Wilkes Open (2010)
- 2nd Place Nittany Lion Open (2012, 2013)
- 2nd Place Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic (2012)
Weight Division: 184 Lbs (Collegiate)
- Northampton high school
- University of Maryland (Terps)
- Drexel University (Dragons)
- University of Maryland (Terrapins)
- Harvard University (Crimson)
Jimmy Sheptock Biography
Jimmy Sheptock was born in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, growing up in a family with a solid history in wrestling, namely through his father and uncle, who had both competed in this sport, and It was by their influence that Sheptock first entered a wrestling room.
The connection with the physicality of wrestling was clear from the get-go for Sheptock, and by the time Jimmy joined Northampton High School he made the team, going on to prove himself as one of the region’s top prospects.
While at Northampton, Sheptock’s skills were spotted by Maryland college’s head coach Kerry McCoy. The Wrestling Terrapins leader saw a great deal of potential in Jimmy bringing him to The Free State to compete for his team in 2012.
McCoy’s intuition did not fail him as Sheptock went on to become the first Maryland national finalist since Gobel Kline (1969) and the seventh multi-time All-American wrestler in Maryland history.
Without a doubt one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Maryland’s program history Sheptock ended his career as a Terp with three ACC titles, 3x NCAA qualifier and two-time All-American at 174 and 184 pounds. The Pennsylvania native amassed a 129-20 all-time record as a Terrapin and was a perfect 51-0 in dual matches.
After Maryland Sheptock took a position as a wrestling coach at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. where he helped guide the Dragons to their most dual meet victories (10) in 7 years back during the 2015-16 season, including a six-match win streak. During this period the Dragons positioned six wrestlers in the podium at the 2016 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, the most since joining the conference.
This positive term with the Dragons helped Sheptock return to Maryland’s Terps in 2016, where he coached alongside his former mentor, Kerry McCoy. Sheptock would later take the lead of the team in 2019, after McCoy stepped down, though only as an interim, joining Harvard’s team the following year as an assistant coach.Jimmy Sheptock Collar Ties