AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Senior Jesse Gross (Norwalk/Norwalk St. Paul) earned Ohio Athletic Conference wrestler of the week after leading his team to a third place overall finishand winning the 165 pound weight class at the Mount Union Invitational Saturday, November 11th.
Gross defeated Nick Vandermeer (Lake Erie) in the quarterfinals and Nate Ross (Gannon) in the finals match; Vandermeer and Ross are the No. 7 and No. 10 wrestlers in Division II, respectively. Gross's performance led him to be named the invitiational's outstanding wrestler.
Gross and the Purple Raiders will be back on the mats Saturday, November 18 for the Mount Union Duals in Peterson Fieldhouse starting at 10 a.m.