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Gross Wins National Championship
March 17, 2018

Big 12 affiliate member South Dakota State’s Seth Gross won the NCAA national championship in the 133-pound weight class. It is the school’s first wrestling title at the Division I level, first as a member of the Big 12 Conference, and the first overall since 2001. Gross defeated Stevan Micic of Michigan in a 13-8 decision.


South Dakota State had the top team finish from Big 12 schools at 12th place. Oklahoma State, which led the Big 12 with four All-Americans, finished 13th. Wyoming’s Bryce Meredith finished second in the 141 lb. weight class, helping the Cowboys to an 18th place finish. UNI rounded out Big 12 presence in the top-25, with a 23rd place finish.  



Big 12 Wrestling All-Americans

Zeke Moisey, West Virginia (125 lbs.)

Kaid Brock, Oklahoma State (133 lbs.)

Seth Gross, South Dakota State (133 lbs.)

Montorie Bridges, Wyoming (133 lbs.)

Bryce Meredith, Wyoming (141 lbs.)

Boo Lewallen, Oklahoma State (149 lbs.)

Luke Zilverberg, South Dakota State (157 lbs.)

Chandler Rogers, Oklahoma State (165 lbs.)

Jacobe Smith, Oklahoma State (174 lbs.)

David Kocer- South Dakota State (174 lbs.)

Jacob Holschlag, UNI (197 lbs.)

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