2021 Cadet World Champion Meyer Shapiro (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Meyer Shapiro, the number two overall junior in the country, made his college intentions known this afternoon as he committed to Cornell University. Shapiro finished the high school season ranked #2 at 145 lbs behind Iowa State signee Casey Swiderski. A Maryland native, Shapiro attended Wyoming Seminary during the 2021-22 school year and captured a National Prep championship after racking up four falls and a major decision in the title match.
Last spring, Shapiro won the Cadet WTT's in freestyle at 65 kg's. A few months later, Shapiro went to Budapest, Hungary and came home with a gold medal. In the gold medal match, Shapiro defeated Georgia's Giorgi Gogritchiani, 8-4 to lock up first place. Two bouts earlier, he defeated a Russian by two points. To clinch a medal and a berth in the finals, Shapiro teched his Azeri opponent Aghanazar Novruzov, 10-0.
Also in the 2021-22 high school season, Shapiro won the Powerade Invitational for the first time. In 2019, he was third.
Shapiro is easily the biggest recruit to commit to Mike Grey in his less-than-ten months as head coach. He'll join New Jersey state champion, #61 Simon Ruiz (Delbarton, NJ), as early commits from the Class of 2023. Shapiro probably projects as a 157 lber at the next level. If that's the case, Shapiro is a perfect fit as the Big Red have a few young 57's on the roster or incoming, but no one near his level of a prospect.
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