Gross receives state championship ring

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
From left are, Joey Funk (Chapel Hill Youth Football League), Chris Slaughter (FHS Wrestling Coach), Rex Messick (Rex’s Foodland), Jeffrey Gross (State Champion), Jason “Shooter” Hill (FHS Wrestling Assistant Coach) and David Delk (First Commerce Bank).
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Forrest sophomore Jeff Gross, who won the 113-pound Class A/AA state individual wrestling championship on February 18 at Franklin, was presented his state championship ring at a ceremony at Forrest on Friday. State Championship ring sponsors are Rex’s Foodland, First Commerce Bank and the Chapel Hill Youth Football League. Gross (31-1) was the second Forrest wrestler to win a state title, following Tyler McClendon’s victory in the 195-pound weight class in 2013-2014.