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Edinboro All-American Shaun Shapert passes away


It is with great sadness that the Edinboro University Athletic Department sends its condolences to the family of Shaun Shapert. A former wrestler at Edinboro, Shapert's body was found on a hillside in Shaler Township, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, on Monday night. He had turned 42 on Jan. 1.

Shapert was originally a native of Glenshaw, Pa. and attended Shaler Area High School. He would join the Edinboro wrestling program in 1997 along with twin brother Ryan. Shaun would go on to post a 60-28 career record and was a two-time national qualifier, in 1999 and 2000, while competing at 157 pounds.

The highlight of his career came in the 1999-2000 season, as he finished third at the EWL Championships at 157 pounds to earn a berth in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He went on to earn All-American honors with a seventh-place finish, upsetting third-seeded Bryan Snyder of Nebraska along the way.

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