Daton Fix is following in his father’s footsteps.
The top-ranked 132-pounder announced his commitment to Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Fix’s father, Derek, wrestled for OSU and was teammates with the Cowboys current head coach John Smith. Daton Fix picked the Cowboys over Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State and Ohio State.
Fix has won three Oklahoma 6A state titles with an unblemished 121-0 record heading into his senior season. He’s also an accomplished wrestler on the international stage, he was World Junior bronze medalist in freestyle at 55 kilograms this past summer, after earning bronze at the World Cadet world championships at 54 kilograms last summer.
Fix is projected to wrestle at 125/133 pounds for the Cowboys. Redshirt freshman Nick Piccininni and Kaid Brock currently hold down those two weight classes with Dean Heil, 2016 national champion, at 141. Heil, a junior, could move up to 149 with Anthony Collica graduating to cement the Cowboys’ lineup with Fix at 125, Piccininni at 133 and Brock at 141. Fix did say during his announcement that he’s open to taking a redshirt season.
However, the Cowboys do have 2017 commit Kaden Gfeller, a projected 141-pounder, in the mix as well. Gfeller is a three-time undefeated Oklahoma 6A state champion from Heritage Hall High.