Oklahoma State’s Nick Piccininni will wrestle Virginia’s Jack Mueller in the “Grapple at the Garden” Beat the Streets benefit May 6 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. USA Wrestling announced the match Friday along with finalized match order for the 10th annual event.
Piccininni took fifth place at the NCAA Championships at 125 pounds this past season while Mueller was the national runner-up to Iowa’s Spencer Lee. Both Mueller and Piccininni will be seniors next season.
OSU will also be represented by alum Derek White, who was the NCAA runner-up at heavyweight this past season. He’ll face Nick Gwiazdowski, a two-time NCAA champion at North Carolina State and two-time World bronze medalist.
Jordan Oliver, a two-time NCAA champion at OSU, was scheduled to face Ohio State’s Joey McKenna, but the bout has been nixed.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the event, with the main event starting at 6 p.m. For the fifth straight year, FloSports will provide live and on-demand coverage on FloWrestling.com.
The Beat the Streets benefit showcases the best of international wrestling and raises funds to support local youth wrestling programs in New York City.