Former University of Iowa wrestler Seth Gross appears to have found a new home, as the Minnesota native announced today on Twitter that he would be transferring to South Dakota State University to continue his wrestling career.
Gross, along with fellow freshmen Logan Ryan and Ross Lembeck were released from the program back in May, after the trio were charged with felony burglary charges from reported incidents back in March.
Both Gross and Ryan were considered to be major factors for the 141-pound weight class for the Hawkeyes for the 2015-16 season, after both were top 100 recruits in Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class. Gross was the second highest ranked recruit in that class, coming in at #41 according to D1 College Wrestling. Gross was also one of two true freshman head coach Tom Brands selected to compete at the 2014 Midlands championships.
A three-time state champion for Apple Valley Minnesota, Gross was also a successful freestyle wrestler, winning two Cadet and one Junior national title. He will be coached now by two former Cyclone wrestlers, led by head coach Chris Bono, and assistant coach Jon Reader. Having already taken a redshirt, Gross would have at most four years to compete for the Jackrabbits and is expected to compete at 141 pounds for them.
This is a big week for the Jackrabbits, as earlier this week the Big XII announced that the SDSU program, along with its five other conference-mates, would be added to the Big XII as affiliate members beginning this season.