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BW ATHLETICS INFORMATION: David Shapiro is competing in his third season of wrestling at Baldwin Wallace University in 2014-2015. The 2014 NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifier hopes to earn his third varsity letter.
WRESTLING HONORS: As a sophomore in 2014-2015, David was a second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection and qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III National Tournament by placing third at the NCAA Div. III Mideast Regional.
GENERAL WRESTLING INFORMATION: As a freshman in 2012-2013, David competed in his first season of wrestling and earned his first varsity letter. He was the starting 165-pounder and compiled a 27-14 record. David totaled three pins, five technical falls and 69 takedowns. He also had 37 escapes, nine reversals and 24 total near falls. David also won an individual tourney at the Manchester, Ind. Tournament.
As a sophomore in 2013-2014, David competed in his second season of wrestling and earned his second letter. He was the starting 165-pounder. David placed third at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Tournament and qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III National Tournament. At the NCAA Div. III National Tournament, David lost both of his matches. He was a second-team All-OAC selection. He had a team-leading 40 victories and a 40-13 record with a team-leading 13 pins. David also had 91 takedowns, 61 escapes, six reversals and 26 total near falls. BW finished 8-3 overall.
As a junior in 2014-2015, David is competing in his third season of wrestling and hopes to earn his third varsity letter.
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: David Shapiro grew up in Beachwood, Ohio and graduated from Beachwood High School.
David participated in wrestling for four years and earned four varsity letters, and played football as a freshman, junior and senior and earned two letters.
In football, David was a two-time All-Capital Ohio Conference linebacker and served as a team captain in 2012.
In wrestling, David was a four-time All-OCC wrestler and conference champion in 2012. He also was a four-time District qualifier who placed third at OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) State Tournament in 2012. David was a two-time team captain (2011 and 2012).