Alonzo Shepherd Jr. signed Monday, April 23, at 2:30 with Indiana University. Alonzo is the all-time winning-est wrestler in Jeff High History with 187 wins, and top 20 in IHSAA History. He is a 3x State Qualifier, 2x State Placer and the only 4x Sectional and Regional Champion in school history. He also is a 4x Semi-state Qualifier, a Semi-state Champion, a 3x HHC and Jeff Classic Champion. Alonzo is a 5x ISWA State Champion(in Greco Roman and Freestyle Wrestling), 5x Team Indiana Member, and a USAW Folkstyle All-American. He was team captain and led the Red Devils to 3 HHC Team Championships and 4 Sectional titles in his four years here.
Alonzo will join the coaching staff of IU’s head coach Duane Goldman (4x NCAA Finalist and National Champion), and Assistant Joe Dubuque (2x NCAA Champion).
Academically, Alonzo is a 2x IHSWCA Academic-All-State, a Lilly Scholarship winner, a 2x Jeff Classic Scholar Athlete, and a member of the National Honor Society.
Alonzo attended RIVER VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL and WILSON ELEMENTARY (where he still coaches their elementary wrestling team).
Pictured attached: Back Row - Left - Lisa Stemler, Coach Struck, James Sexton (Principal) Front row - Mrs. Shayla Shepherd, Alonzo Shepherd Jr, Alonzo Shepherd Sr.
The Jeff Wrestling team will be attending wrestling camp this summer at IU – www.indianawrestlingcamps.com