OSU Iowa Feb 24

Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix gets his hand raised in victory while Iowa’s Austin DeSanto glares towards the Oklahoma State bench during the dual meet between the University of Iowa and Oklahoma State University at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater on Feb. 24. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

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.

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