Gable Steveson Selected as Mr. Wrestler MN 2018

Apple Valley senior, Gable Steveson, has been selected as the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association’s Mr. Wrestler MN for 2018. Steveson just wrapped up his fourth straight undefeated season with his fourth straight Class AAA State Title. The Eagle wrestler has not lost a high school match since the state finals of his 8th-grade year. That is a span of 173 consecutive wins. He finished his MN prep career with an astonishing record of 212-3. Continue reading

Gross named Hodge finalist

South Dakota State University’s Seth Gross was named Monday as one of four finalists for the Dan Hodge Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top wrestler.

A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Gross capped his junior season by winning the 133-pound individual national title at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. Gross finished the year with a 29-1 overall record in which he recorded 12 pins and seven technical falls. A two-time NCAA finalist, Gross has compiled an 89-17 career record in his three seasons at SDSU. Continue reading

Gross wins NCAA title

CLEVELAND – Seth Gross became South Dakota State’s first national champion in any sport in the Division I era, winning the 133-pound title Saturday night at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena.

A junior from Apple Valley, Minnesota, the top-seeded Gross came out victorious over second-seeded Stevan Micic of Michigan, 13-8, in his second consecutive national title appearance. Gross jumped out to a 6-0 lead as he registered a takedown midway through the first period and later turned Micic for a four-point near-fall.

Micic came up with a takedown off a neutral start to the second period, but Gross was able to escape to hold a five-point cushion heading into the final period. Micic turned up the pressure in the final two minutes, recording a couple more takedowns, but it was too little, too late as Gross secured the 13-8 decision. Continue reading