|Hometown:||Rocky Mountain, N.C.|
2017-18 season: Placed 6th at Coe College Invitational (11-18-17) ... Placed 4th at NJCAA Central District tournament at 197 pounds to qualify for national tournament (2-11-18).
2017-18 record: 9-13 with 4 falls, 1 major decison.
Iowa Western dual (197 pounds)
Seth Ham (IW) pinned Sheppard, :29.
Ellsworth dual (197 pounds) (11-15-17)
Timothy Young (E) dec. Sheppard, 13-8.
Coe College Invitational (197 pounds)
Andrew Mahone (Missouri Baptist) pinned Sheppard, 5:54; Sheppard (N) major dec. Trevor Trende (Cornell), 24-13; Fifth-place match: Jordan Challis (Coe) pinned Sheppard, 2:05.
Iowa Lakes dual (197 pounds)
Sheppard (N) pinned Cayelon Barton.
Iowa Central dual (197 pounds)
Tyree Sutton (IC) major dec. Sheppard, 13-2.
Central College Invitational (197 gold division)
Sheppard pinned Joey McIntyre (Central), 2:20; Drew McCollum (Hannibal-LaGrange) pinned Sheppard, 4:11; Sheppard pinned Michael Escobedo (Central), 6:23; Sheppard dec. Sebastian Hyta (St. Olaf), 16-12; Samuel Reeves (Truman) pinned Sheppard, 1:19.
RCTC dual (197 pounds)
Sheppard dec. Mason Hawkins, 4-2.
Ellsworth dual (197 pounds) (1-17-18)
Timothy Young (E) pinned Sheppard.
Iowa Lakes dual (197 pounds) (1-26-18)
Sheppard pinned Cayelon Barton, 6:09.
Iowa State Club (197 pounds)
Costas Hatzipavildes (ISU) dec. Sheppard, 6-2.
NJCAA Central District (At Fort Dodge) (197 pounds)
Quarterfinals - Sheppard dec. Cayelon Barton (Iowa Lakes), 3-2; Semifinals - Tyree Sutton (Iowa Central) pinned Sheppard, 2:02; Third-place match - Seth Ham (Iowa Western) pinned Sheppard, 1:04.
NJCAA national tournament (At Council Bluffs) (197 pounds)
Tim Young (Ellsworth) dec. Sheppard, 3-0; Sheppard won by medical forfeit over Aaron Corralez (Harper), 6-0; Zeke Silva (NE Oklahoma) major dec. Sheppard, 16-7.
2016-17 season: Sheppard placed 6th at 197 pounds at Coe College Turkey Invitational.
2016-17 record: 10-12 with 4 falls, 1 major decision.
Luther College Open (Silver Division) (197 pounds)
Sheppard dec. Adam Gusky (Wisconsin-La Crosse), 12-10; Mason Hawkins (RCTC) dec. Sheppard, 10-9; Sheppard pinned Alex Kubicek (RCTC), :49; Ben Lodema (Nebraska Wesleyan) pinned Sheppard, 2:40.
Iowa Western dual (197 pounds) (11-16-16)
Tre Rogers (IW) pinned Sheppard, 2:29.
Coe College Turkey Invitational (197 pounds) (11-19-16)
DeVaughn Scott (Simpson) dec. Sheppard, 5-1; Sheppard (N) won by injury default over Joshua Cannon (Wisconsin-Whitewater); Sheppard (N) dec. Luke Erickson (NIACC), 3-2; Jordan Challis (Coe) pinned Sheppard, 4:40; Steven Gregory (Grand View) dec. Sheppard, 11-6.
Ellsworth dual (197 pounds) (12-1-16)
Tim Young (E) pinned Sheppard.
BVU Open (Class A Division, 197 pounds) (12-3-16)
Brock Sorensen (Upper Iowa) pinned Sheppard, 3:51; Sheppard (N) dec. Grant Sparks (Central Missouri), 8-3; Jackson Ryan (SW Minnesota State) dec. Sheppard, 10-6.
Iowa Central dual (197 pounds) (12-7-16)
Sheppard (N) dec. Becker, 5-4.
Central College Invitational (197 pounds)
Sheppard pinned Corbin Folsom (Central), :45; Samuel Reeves (Truman State) dec. Sheppard, 6-3; Sheppard major dec. Sebastian Hyta (St. Olaf), 20-9; Joel Deere (Waldorf) pinned Sheppard, 1:40.
Neosho County CC dual (197 pounds)
Sheppard pinned Josh Walker, 6:36.
Barton County CC dual (197 pounds)
Sheppard pinned Ethan Dean, 3:59.
Iowa Central dual (197 pounds)
Kendrick Jones (IC) pinned Sheppard, 4:04.
Career record: 19-25 with 8 falls, 2 major decisions.