Nick Piccininni on his epic pin and the Oklahoma State-Iowa wrestling rivalry

Nick Piccininni on his epic pin and the Oklahoma State-Iowa wrestling rivalry

Two on OSU: With the Iowa Hawkeyes returning to Gallagher-Iba Arena for a 2 p.m. match on Sunday, Nick Piccininni reflects on his iconic 2019 pin of Iowa's Spencer Lee.

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

| Feb 23, 2024, 7:00am CST

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

Feb 23, 2024, 7:00am CST

STILLWATER —  Nick Piccininni’s pin of Iowa’s Spencer Lee in 2019 is remembered vividly by Oklahoma State fans. Heck, if you were there for that moment and the roar, your ears might still not be recovered. Piccininni is now a professional fighter training out of Dallas. With the Iowa Hawkeyes returning to Gallagher-Iba Arena for the first time since his legendary pin, he relives that moment. 

Episode highlights:

0:32 —  Reflecting on pinning Spencer Lee

01:10 — Experiencing an empty Gallagher-Iba Arena the night before

5:59 —  Not being in control of his body for the celebration

7:39 — The loudest wrestling dual he’s heard

9:45 — Preparing during Iowa week

10:43 — Is OSU/Iowa the best rivalry in college wrestling?

16:08 — Update on next fight

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