IRVING, Texas — South Dakota State’s Seth Gross was named Wednesday Big 12 Wrestler of the Week after helping lead the Jackrabbits to an undefeated record in conference duals.
The top-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, Gross recorded a 16-0 technical fall victory over North Dakota State’s Cam Sykora in dual action Feb. 16 at Frost Arena. Gross remained undefeated in 133-pound matches this season at 21-0 (21-1 overall) as the Jackrabbits finished the dual season 8-0 against Big 12 foes with a 22-12 victory over the rival Bison.
Gross enters next week’s Big 12 Wrestling Championship as the sixth-most dominant wrestler in NCAA Division I with an average of 4.76 team points per victory. Of his 21 wins this season, 10 have been by fall and seven via technical fall.
Gross is the third SDSU wrestler to earn Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors this season, joining David Kocer (Dec. 13) and Connor Brown (Jan. 24).