NAME: Robert Shepherd
GRADUATING YEAR: 2010
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning Ohio state championship and being accepted to Princeton
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’7”-150 lbs.
PARENTS: Robert & Christina
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Grandfather Ron Corradini
FUTURE GOAL: Become NCAA wrestling champ and be an astronaut
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: One of Cincinnati’s top wrestlers is Mason team captain Robert Shepherd, GMC Wrestler of the Year who is the reigning Southwest Ohio district champ and Ohio Div. I state champ in the 135 lb. class. He is wrestling in the 140 lb. class in this, his senior year. Robert is only the 3rd wrestling state champ in Mason school history. He finished his sophomore year 38-5 and followed up last year with a 35-3 record. In his great career, he has a school-record 127 Ws and counting. An interesting note: Robert's first wrestling coach was his grandfather, Ron Corradini, who is in the SWOWCA Hall of Fame. Robert has earned many honors, including being named 1st team all-Ohio and 1st team all-city his junior year. Active in community service, Robert is a great student (4.3 GPA), and was also named to the Ohio All-Academic team. Robert will wrestle at Princeton University next year. His most-like-to-meet is Neil Armstrong.
COACH’S QUOTE -- “Robert's goal setting, determination, work ethic and ability to focus both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat makes him an outstanding student athlete.” – Craig Murnan, Wrestling Coach
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To view the 2005-2006 MVPs, go here.