Oklahoma State University sophomore-to-be and Charles Page High School graduate Daton Fix beat 2017 World silver medalist wrestler Thomas Gilman in a best-of-three series at Final X: Lincoln to secure the 57 kg spot on the Men’s Freestyle Senior National Team for the first time to compete in Kazakhstan.
Fix beat Gilman, a 2018 Big Ten Champion from the University of Iowa, 9-1, lost in the second bout 3-2 and won the final bout 6-3, according to teamusa.org.
Fix reportedly faced Gilman three times—twice at the 2018 Final X and once at the 2019 U.S. Open. Gilman took two decisions, 6-3 and 2-1, in the Final X matches, but Fix improved and earned a spot in Final X in April after an 8-4 match, according to teamusa.org.
Fix is reportedly a 2017 Junior World champion with two Junior World bronzes (2016, 2018), a 2015 Cadet World bronze and a 2014 Youth Olympic Games silver,
The 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championships will be September 14-22 at the Daulet Arena in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, according to unitedworldwrestling.org.