2013-14 (0-0): dealt with injuries all season and was unable to compete. 2012-13 (3-4): won three matches at 149 pounds. 2011-12 (8-7): won three matches at Keystone Open … made his Ivy dual debut against Penn in season finale. 2010-11 (6-5): won six matches during freshman season at 141 pounds before injury cost him the rest of his year … won two matches apiece in the Central Jersey Open, the Bearcat Open and the Keystone Open … two wins in the Bearcat Open were in the main draw.
Won 2009 Ohio state wrestling championship (135) … went 145-15 during high school career … placed in top six three times at state championships (6th, 2008; 1st, 2009; 3rd, 2010) … won at least 35 matches in three different seasons and went 42-1 as a senior … four-time Principal's List honoree.
Born May 8, 1991 … son of Robert and Christina Shepherd … father is a senior analyst; mother is a teacher … has three younger sisters, Chelsea, Carly and Chloe … enjoys fishing and video games.