Ward Melville High School graduate Nick Piccininni, who earned All-American honors in his freshman season for Oklahoma State, will be returning to the Tri-State area on November 5.
Piccininni will take on 2017 NCAA champion Darian Cruz of Lehigh at the 52nd NWCA All-Star Classic, which will take place on the campus of Princeton University in New Jersey.
Piccininni, a four-time NYS champion from Long Island, won 27 bouts last season for the Cowboys, taking fourth at the NCAA tournament after entering as the #8 seed at 125 pounds.
Cruz captured the championship at that weight after upsetting top-seeded Thomas Gilman of Iowa in the semis and following with a victory against Minnesota's Ethan Lizak in the finals.
It will be the first meeting between the two wrestlers, according to the NWCA.
Another announced matchup at the All-Star event pits Simon Fraser's Mallory Velte against Desiree Zavala in the 143 pound women's contest.
Ticket information can be found here.
The event can be viewed live on trackwrestling.com