Ohio State Wrestling Introduces Miami-Inspired "Pin Chain"

By Jimmy Longo on November 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm
Kyle Snyder celebrates with the Ohio State wrestling team's "pin chain."

With the success the University of Miami football team has had since introducing the "turnover chain" this season, it was only a matter of time before other college sports teams began making their own mementos to reward their athletes for great performances.

Ohio State's wrestling team is the latest team to follow the trend.

The Buckeyes introduced the "pin chain" during their home opener against Arizona State on Sunday, with world 97kg champion Kyle Snyder getting his hands on the chain – as you can see in the photo above – after pinning Arizona State's Austyn Harris.

Snyder told reporters after Sunday's match that the chain was designed by Ohio State assistant coach J Jaggers as a motivational tool for the Buckeyes to go for pins and earn bonus points.

Ohio State defeated Arizona State, 31-12, to win its first dual meet of the year. 

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