Maryland’s Shyheim Brown’s Rises to the Occasion

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Maryland's Shyheim Brown - Photo From Maryland Athletics

Maryland’s Shyheim Brown – Photo From Maryland Athletics

After amassing a (32-9) record during his redshirt season head coach Kerry McCoy knew Shyheim Brown would be a special piece for the Terps line-up in 2013-2014. In his true freshman season Brown wrestled unattached placing top 4 in an impressive 7 open tournaments. Included was a runner-up finish at the National Collegiate Open.

Now the Central Dauphin graduate secured a starting spot at 141 lbs. for Maryland and has began his redshirt freshman season on a roll. Brown is undefeated thus far picking up 11 straight wins. He began the season winning the Roadrunner Open in Fresno, California and followed that up with two impressive victories at the Grapple in the Apple.

Brown entered the tournament unranked by InterMat but ranked #16 in the Nation by AWN. In the first match of the day for Maryland the Terps took on National power Cornell. Shyheim met his toughest opponent of the season when he took on Cornell senior Mike Nevinger who came in to the weekend ranked #4 in the Nation by InterMat. Nevinger is a talented wrestler who is a 2x NCAA All-American for the Big Red. Brown wasn’t intimated by his accolades going after the senior and earning an upset victory (5-0) over Nevinger. Brown was just one-of-three Terps to earn victories in a (32-9) defeat to Cornell.

In the next match of the day Maryland took on Rutgers. After earning the most impressive victory of his young career, Brown next faced an awkward situation against Rutgers. Brown took on former Central Dauphin teammate and 2x PIAA State runner-up Tyson Dippery now at Rutgers. The friends and teammates have been through quite a lot together at Central Dauphin, both finishing as PIAA State runner-ups in 2012 and helping lead the Rams to two State Championships in three years together. Against Dippery, a true freshman for Rutgers, Brown was able to come out on top (5-2) to continue his undefeated streak.

Next up for Maryland in Pittsburgh on December 6th. Brown will take on Panther freshman Edgar Bright at 141 lbs.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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