DAVID SHAPIRO '17 enters his second season as an assistant wrestling coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2018-2019. He is no stranger to the program and is a former NCAA Division III national qualifier for the Yellow Jackets.
The 2016 BW graduate and current Master's in Higher Education Program member was a Dean's List student and Jacket Scholar. He competed for four-plus seasons of wrestling (injured in both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017). Shapiro earned four varsity letters and served as a team captain as a junior and senior.
Shapiro was a key member of Head Coach Jamie Gibbs' rebuilding process, and he helped BW to win back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference titles with undefeated OAC marks in both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. He also helped the Yellow Jackets to back-to-back second place finishes at the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Tournament.
Individually, Shapiro is one of the best all-time wrestlers in the 157-to-165-pounds catagories in school history. He helped the Yellow Jackets compile a 69-24 record with a .742 winning percentage. He compiled an outstanding, 110-40 career record with a .733 winning percentage with 26 pins and seven technical falls. His 110 victories tie him with BW Hall of Famer Tony Cipollone '93. He also had 255 takedowns, 160 escapes, 21 reversals and 107 total near falls.
As a freshman in 2012-2013, Shapiro won an individual title at 165 pounds at the Manchester (Ind.) University Tournament. As a sophomore in 2013-2014, he placed third at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Tournament and qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III National Tournament. He was a second-team All-OAC selection.
The Beachwood High School graduate participated in wrestling for four years and earned four varsity letters. He also played football as a freshman, junior and senior and earned letters.
In football, Shapiro was a two-time All-Chagrin Valley Conference linebacker and a team captain as a senior. In wrestling, he was a four-time All-CVC wrestler, including being a conference champion in 2011-2012, a four-time District qualifier, and placed third at at the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Associatiuon) State Tournament in 2011-2012. He also served as a two-time team captain (2010-2011 and 2011-2012).
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