Grant was a two-time state champ for Clarkston and also placed 3rd as a sophomore for the Wolves. He placed at Fargo seven times - three on the Cadet level and four on the Junior level - and won a Cadet Greco title in 1996. As a senior in 1999, he placed 4th at the Senior Nationals at 119 and was named an Asics/Tiger All-American Honorable Mention selection.
At Michigan, he was a four-time NCAA qualifier and placed inside the top five at the Big Tens in each year. He reached the podium twice, placing 4th as a sophomore and as a senior. Grant won a total of 116 matches for the Wolverines and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2000.
He stayed in the D1 scene for the better part of a decade as he was an Assistant Coach at North Carolina for nearly ten years. More recently, he made headlines in Atlanta when he chased down a suspected thief in his neighborhood and put his wrestling to good use (link).
Gritter was a three-time state champion at 285 lbs for Grandville during his high school career. A 4th-place finish at Senior Nationals and an Honorable Mention selection to the Asics/Tiger All-American team would follow and he'd head off to Central Michigan for college.
At CMU, he won a pair of MAC titles and was a two-time All-American, finishing 5th in 2007 and 7th in 2008. He was the MVP of the 2007 Chippewa squad and picked up 105 career wins, good for 15th all-time. He was inducted into the CMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019.
39. Bubba Gritter (Grandville)
40. AJ Grant (Clarkston)
41. Erich Harvey (Allegan)
42. Jackson Morse (Lowell)
43. Justin Zeerip (Hesperia)
44. Mike Amine (Warren Lincoln)
45. Don Whipp (Eaton Rapids)
46. Shane Camera (Rochester)
47. Pat Boyd (Mt Pleasant)
48. Freddie Rodriguez (Holt)
49. Chase Metcalf (Davison)
50. Roy Hall (Davison)