NCAA National Champion wrestler announces transfer to Wisconsin

NCAA National Champion wrestler announces transfer to Wisconsin

Seth Gross has announced on Twitter he will transfer to Wisconsin for the 2019-20 season.

I know its a big suprise to everyone but excited to make it official!https://t.co/4z19Q4UjMD

— Seth Gross (@GodsWrestler133) May 28, 2019

Gross is a highly decorated wrestler. He became a national champion at 133 pounds in 2017-18 and was an NCAA runner-up at 133 pounds in 2016-17 at South Dakota State.

We are thrilled to add a new member to the family! Help us welcome in @GodsWrestler133 Badger fans!#OnWisconsin // #JumpAround pic.twitter.com/Plnwnuxstp

— Wisconsin Wrestling (@BadgerWrestling) May 28, 2019

Earlier this year, Gross took to Twitter to announce that he was having season-ending surgery on his spine after developing spondylolisthesis, which he said is a six-month recovery time.

Update on my injury and the rest of this season. pic.twitter.com/pI25gDik1p

— Seth Gross (@GodsWrestler133) January 18, 2019

Wisconsin’s head coach Chris Bono coached Gross at South Dakota State before becoming the head coach at Wisconsin.

Coach Bono told News 3 Now “I am extremely happy for Seth and his family. Having to sit out a year due to surgery and deciding to compete again after graduation is not an easy thing to do. He is a national champion on the mat, and a better person off. He is a natural leader who will make everyone around him better.”

Bono tells News 3 Now that Gross has been accepted to into graduate school at UW-Madison and will pursue a degree in the school’s supply chain management master’s program.

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