NCAA runner-up Seth Gross of South Dakota State determined to claim top prize in March

Seth Gross has become one of the faces of South Dakota State’s wrestling program as a returning NCAA finalist and the No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 133 pounds.

Last season, the Jackrabbit put up an incredible run to the national podium, compiling a 34-2 overall record with an astounding 30 bonus-point wins. He also became one of the first Division I All-Americans for SDSU when he and teammate Alex Kocer recorded top-eight finishes at the national tournament in 2017.

Gross advanced to the NCAA finals last March in St. Louis, where he faced Cory Clark, an Iowa senior and the tournament’s top-seeded wrestler. Clark, a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA finalist, took the crown, claiming a 4-3 win over Gross.

Gross started his collegiate career at Iowa before transferring to Chris Bono’s emerging program, which added a little more drama to the match. Continue reading at

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