OSU’s Fix wins gold at Pan Am games
LIMA, Peru– Oklahoma State wrestler Daton Fix claimed a gold medal on Friday evening while competing in his first international tournament at the Senior level.
The 57-kilogram U.S. Senior Team member won each of his three bouts en route to Pan American gold including an 11-0 finals victory over Dominican Republic's Juan Ramirez Beltre. Fix outscored his opponents a collective 25-1 on the day.
Fix took Ramirez down early in the bout before notching four points on two turns. After the two returned to center mat, the Poke scored another takedown and a trap-arm gut wrench to finish off the bout.
The Sand Springs native started the morning with a 10-0 technical fall over Daniel Alves Do Nascimento of Brazil. Fix notched a quick takedown before racking up three gut wrenches and secured the win in 1:15 with a go-behind takedown.
The Cowboy outscored 2018 Pan Am champion Reineri Andreu Ortega (Cuba), 4-1, in the semifinals contest. Two passivity points put Fix ahead before Andreu Ortega was awarded a point on a step out. With short time remaining, he scored a takedown to secure the win.
Fix is set to compete at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sept. 22-23.
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