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NCAA National Champion wrestler announces transfer to Wisconsin

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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