SDSU's Seth Gross Loses National Title In Final Period To Cory Clark

Ebony Scott
March 20, 2017

"I've had two years in a row where I spent a week. weeks in my basement just pouting, being a back, just not doing. not in a good spot".

Gross held a riding-time advantage of 1 minute, 19 seconds at the start of the third period and took a 3-2 lead in the first 10 seconds of the decisive period with an escape.

Gross, a sophomore from Apple Valley, Minn., ended the season 34-2 overall while making his second appearance at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

Win or lose, Clark was always going to be a competitor going after the one thing that had escaped him during his stellar wrestling career at the University of Iowa. After the win, Clark sent his assistant coach for a ride. Those 54 winners have totaled 82 individual national championships.

Iowa is in fourth place with 24.5 points.

The 19th four-time all-American at Iowa was held out for an extensive period of time, from November 27 until January 6, rehabbing the injury in preparation to try to make a run at that elusive title.

The Hawkeyes finished the tournament in fourth place with 97 points.

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Penn State has all but locked up the team title, they lead Ohio State by 28 points.

After winning the NCAA title at 133, Cory Clark's celebration continued with a THROW of Iowa coach Terry Brands! "When you're stressing scoring points, it's a process and it doesn't happen overnight". "Whether it is the quarterfinals, finals or first round".

Dresser, a Humboldt native and a former Iowa national champion, left his highly successful Virginia Tech program to replace Kevin Jackson at ISU. Chisko handed Thomsen his first loss of the year in a dual November 18. I grabbed him and threw him. "I got to keep that high pace and wrestle like I know how".

Foster dominated his 184-pound match to take seventh over No. 8 Nathan Jackson of Indiana. He saw unseeded Cash Wilcke pulled off a first-round upset at 197, and Alex Meyer, seeded 11th at 174, rallied to top sixth-seeded Ryan Preisch of Lehigh, 7-5.

Team Standings (top 10) - 1.

By the end of the day, Penn State had seven in the quarterfinals and eight alive with 15.5 bonus points scored, Ohio State is 5-3 with 13.5 scored, and Oklahoma State is 7-3 with nine scored. Oklahoma State sits in 3rd, Missouri 4th and Iowa is in 5th.

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