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  Zach Sheaffer
Zach Sheaffer

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Carlisle, Pa.

High School:
Cumberland Valley

Weight:
HWT

NCAA QUALIFIER - 2005, 2008
EWL CHAMPION - 2005, 2008

2007-08: Finished his redshirt junior year with a 35-11 record, earning the most wins on the team...Started the season off with a fifth place finish at the Eastern Michigan Open, going 5-1 on the day...Went 4-1 and placed third at the Cornell Body Bar...After dropping the first match at the Las Vegas Invitational, rattled off five straight wins before falling to Mark Ellis (Missouri), finishing in eighth place...Placed sixth at the Midlands Championshps, winning his first four matches, including a 4-2 (OT) decision over 11th- ranked John Wise (Illinois)...Started the dual season off with 10 straight wins and finished the year at 13-2...Went 3-0 at EWL Championships, becoming a two-time champion in the 285-pound class...Pinned Nick Smith (Boise State) in first-round action at the NCAA Tournament before falling to David Zabriskie (Iowa State) and Reece Hopkin (Northern Colorado)...Is just 15 wins shy of reaching 100 for his career and 26 shy of cracking Pitt's all-time top-10 wins list.

2006-07: Zach Sheaffer concluded his campaign with a 25-12 record, including three falls and four major decisions...Won the W&J Open, placed third at the Cornell Body Bar and seventh at the Southern Scuffle...Win against Kent State's Jermail Porter clinched the dual upset for the Panthers...Also picked up dual wins against Bloomsburg and Cleveland State.

2005-06: Sheaffer had a medical redshirt for the season because of an injury.

2004-05: Sheaffer had a breakout freshman year, finishing with a 25-13 record...Won 10 of his 15 dual competitions...Competed and placed in the Michigan State Open (5th) and Mat Town Invitational (5th)...Became the EWL Champion after defeating Joe Dennis of Cleveland State...Earned a bearth to the NCAA Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Sheaffer attended Cumberland Valley High School and wrestled for four years under head coach Roger Barrick...Collected a career record of 135-29, including a 48-1 season his senior year...Two-time district/regional champion...Two-time third-place finisher at PIAA Championships...Three-time state qualifier...Beast of the East champion...Two-time all-state third team...Two-time Patriot News Big 14...Three-time All-Sentinel Team...Also played football for Cumberland Valley and received all-league honors on the offensive line.

PERSONAL: Born July 2, 1986...Son of Dennis Sheaffer and Cindy Howarth...Has one brother, Jake.

MAJOR: History