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Gross wins first Division I National Championship for SDSU

Gross wins first Division I National Championship for SDSU

Trenton Abrego

March 21, 2018


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South Dakota State continued to reach new heights in wrestling after they left the NCAA Tournament with three All-Americans and a National Champion. Junior Seth Gross defeated Stevan Micic of Michigan, 13-8, to become the first Jackrabbit to win a National Championship in NCAA Division I wrestling...

Gross wins first-ever NCAA Division I championship for school

Gross wins first-ever NCAA Division I championship for school

Brianna Schreurs

March 19, 2018


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Junior Seth Gross made Jackrabbit Athletics history by winning an NCAA Division I championship in the 133-pound class at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-seeded Gross defeated second-seeded Stevan Micic of Michigan, 13-8, in his second national title...

Wrestling sends seven to NCAA Championship

Wrestling sends seven to NCAA Championship

Trenton Abrego

March 14, 2018


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For the first time in program history, the South Dakota State wrestling team is sending seven wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s the highest mark in school history. Four of the seven NCAA qualifiers for the Jacks are ranked, meaning they are one of...

Gross aims for redemption, NCAA title in Cleveland

Gross aims for redemption, NCAA title in Cleveland

Trenton Abrego

March 14, 2018


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Last year, Seth Gross was one point away from being the first South Dakota State wrestler to win a NCAA National Title. Gross dropped a 4-3 decision to Cory Clark of Iowa, the school Gross had formerly attended. For Gross, that match only added fuel to his fire for the sport. “It helped me...

Jacks travel to Tulsa for Big 12 Championships

Jacks travel to Tulsa for Big 12 Championships

Trenton Abrego

February 28, 2018


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It’s tournament time for the South Dakota State Wrestling team, which will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to participate in the Big 12 Wrestling Championships. In collegiate wrestling, conference tournaments play a factor in who makes it to the NCAA National Championships. Each conference and each weight...

Wrestling sets record with 13 consecutive wins

Wrestling sets record with 13 consecutive wins

Trenton Abrego

February 14, 2018


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It’s been 81 days and counting since the South Dakota State wrestling team has lost a dual match. A historic winning streak for the Jackrabbits has now grown to 13 wins, a school record. The No. 12 Jacks (13-2, 7-0) were successful on their East Coast trip, defeating Pittsburgh 25-13 and West...

Kocer improvement leads to National Championship goals

Kocer improvement leads to National Championship goals

Grace Lommen

February 7, 2018


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Chris Bono thinks senior agriculture science major David Kocer can be a national champion wrestler for South Dakota State this year, but it wasn’t always that way. Bono threw Kocer into Big 12 Conference wrestling competition as a freshman, and it wasn’t always easy for the 6-foot-1-inch, 174-pound...

Wrestling heads east with hopes to increase win streak

Wrestling heads east with hopes to increase win streak

Trenton Abrego

February 7, 2018


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South Dakota State wrestling will take their 11-match winning streak to the East Coast this week, as they travel for a two-match road trip against Pittsburgh and West Virginia. The latest win for the No. 12 Jacks was a 30-15 victory against the Iowa State Cyclones. It was another impressive win for...

Athlete of the Week: Martin Mueller

Athlete of the Week: Martin Mueller

Andrew Holtan

January 31, 2018


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Year: Sophomore Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota Major: Exercise Science The No. 12 ranked South Dakota State wrestling team defeated Oklahoma 22-13 Sunday. It was the 10th win in a row for the Jacks and they improved to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12. With Jacks trailing 13-12, Martin M...

Bono: man behind rise of Jackrabbit wrestling

Bono: man behind rise of Jackrabbit wrestling

Trenton Abrego

January 31, 2018


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In 1996, Chris Bono won a National Championship for Iowa State. Flash forward 22 years and he’s the head wrestling coach at South Dakota State, where he has transformed the Jackrabbits into a prominent program. The Jackrabbits are having arguably their best season in program history. They are...

Wrestling undefeated in Big 12, hopes to win 11th straight dual against Cyclones

Wrestling undefeated in Big 12, hopes to win 11th straight dual against Cyclones

Trenton Abrego

January 31, 2018


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South Dakota State wrestling has pushed its dual winning streak to 10 as it dispatched the Oklahoma Sooners 22-13 Jan. 28. The Jacks are now 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12. The No. 12 Jacks shift their attention now to the unranked Iowa State Cyclones. Despite usually being a contender in the...

Jacks wrestling continues dominance in Big 12 duals

Jacks wrestling continues dominance in Big 12 duals

Trenton Abrego

January 24, 2018


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South Dakota State has continued it’s tear through the 2017-18 season into the Big 12 Schedule and pushed it’s win streak to nine with it’s latest victory against the Northern Iowa Panthers. The No. 11 Jacks (9-2, 4-0) had two home dual matches this last week, and the matches were very different...