Gross to wrestle for Bronze

Former Apple Valley wrestler Seth Gross, making his Senior World Championships debut, came out on fire today with three wins before being stopped in the semifinals. He teched Ukraine’s Andrii Dzhelep of Ukraine in his first match and scored seven unanswered points against Poland’s two-time European bronze winner Eduard Grigorev in his next match. In the quarterfinals, Gross notched a 10-4 win over 2019 World silver and 2018 World bronze medalist Suleyman Atli of Turkey. In the semifinals, Gross lost 14-7 to 2016 Olympic silver medalist Rei Higuchi of Japan.

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Steveson Dominates in the Big Apple

Augsburg wrestler Emily Shilson and former Apple Valley wrestler Seth Gross also wrestled

Competing for the first time since winning the 2020 Big Ten title last March, Golden Gopher heavyweight Gable Steveson defeated Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger by technical fall at the 2020 Beat the Streets virtual event on Thursday night.

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Steveson to Compete in Beat the Streets Event

Augsburg wrestler Emily Shilson and former Apple Valley wrestler Seth Gross will also wrestle

Golden Gopher heavyweight Gable Steveson will return to the mat on Thursday, September 17, as part of Beat the Streets of New York City’s annual fundraising event. Steveson will square off against Wisconsin All-American Trent Hillger.

Steveson owns a 50-2 career record in two season with the Golden Gophers and claimed the 2020 Big Ten title. He was seeded No. 1 before the NCAA Championships were canceled because of COVID-19 public health concerns. He owns a 3-0 record against Hillger, including a 10-4 decision in the semifinals of the 2019 Big Ten Championships.

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A Wrestling Story

By John Nalan

Sometimes wrestling surprises us.

It is like walking through the woods and seeing deer tracks in the snow. Unnaturally large tracks. Then the buck appears – for just a second – before disappearing off into the brush to the left, forever. The story will last a lifetime – the biggest buck you have ever seen. But, the moment passed in the blink of an eye. You could have easily missed it, this moment of a lifetime. Distracted by the path ahead.

As I mentioned at the beginning, wrestling can also surprise us.

It turns out that one of those surprises is Seth Gross. He is passing quickly in front of us. Let this be my effort to get you to look up and enjoy this moment before it is gone.

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5 questions with a returning national champion: Seth Gross

Seth Gross made South Dakota State history last year when he became the first athlete to earn an individual Division I national title for the school at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. This year, the 133-pounder returns, and he’s aiming to add another title to his name in his final year as a Jackrabbit. Gross has become a leader in the South Dakota State wrestling room over the course of his three years with the program, and we caught up with the returning national champ to talk about drive, his goal-setting process and what he hopes to see from his team this year. Continue reading at ncaa.com