Coach ⋅ Class of 1974

Peoria Woodruff High School

Instrumental in starting and promoting Wrestling in the Peoria area, not only his own school, but all of the schools. Mr. Gross coached at Peoria Manual and then at Peoria Woodruff from 1940 to 1968. During this time he served as chairman on the state committee that was responsible for weight certification, officiated at various levels and made himself available for promotion of wrestling where ever he could. He had four state place winners, one of them a State Champion.

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