For the second year in a row, South Dakota State University wrestler Seth Gross has been selected to compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic. The exhibition showcase is slated for Nov. 2 in Denver, Colorado.
Gross is expected to move up a weight class to compete in the 141-pound bout against North Carolina State’s Tariq Wilson, in what would be a rematch from their 133-pound semifinal clash at the 2018 NCAA Championships. Gross pinned Wilson in overtime en route to the national title, although Wilson battled back from an 8-3 deficit to force the extra session.
A senior from Apple Valley, Minnesota, Gross competed against Michigan’s Stevan Micic in the 2017 NWCA All-Star Classic in Princeton, New Jersey in what proved to be a preview of the 2018 national title bout at 133 pounds. Gross won both matchups, winning the exhibition, 7-1, before claiming a 13-8 victory in postseason competition.
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