A junior from Apple Valley, Minnesota, Gross is scheduled to square off against Michigan’s Stevan Micic in the 133-pound bout. Both wrestlers earned All-America honors at the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, with Gross finishing as runner-up with a 34-2 record, and Micic ending the year 29-7 overall after a fourth-place finish. The two did not wrestle last season.
The NWCA All-Star Classic is hosted by Wrestlers in Business Network and sponsored by Princeton Brain and Spine and Northwestern Mutual Life. The exhibition event is slated for Nov. 5 at Princeton University.
Gross will be the second Jackrabbit wrestler to compete in the event, joining 157-pounder Cody Pack, who competed in the 2015 All-Star Classic in Atlanta.