Oklahoma State wrestler Daton Fix takes on Thomas Gilman in a best-of-three series at Final X: Lincoln at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday. It’s the last phase of competition to qualify for the U.S. Men’s Senior Freestyle team.
Fix, a redshirt sophomore from Sand Springs, defeated Gilman, 8-4, in the finals at the U.S. Open in April.
It marks the second-consecutive season the Cowboy has wrestled the series. Fix claimed a spot at Final X: Lincoln in 2018 following a World Team Trials title.
The Cowboy faces a familiar opponent in former Iowa Hawkeye and 2018 World Team member Gilman. Fix dropped two bouts to Gilman in the best-of-three format but ultimately scored a spot on the Junior World Team.
Fix wrapped up his first season competing for the Cowboys with an NCAA runner-up finish, a 34-2 overall record and 12 wins against ranked opponents. He’s seeking a spot on his fourth-consecutive freestyle World Team.