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Oklahoma State wrestling: Daton Fix given 1-year suspension by USADA for failed anti-doping test

Fix ingested ostarine from a water bottle, which contained a supplement mixture and ostarine that his father prepared for himself but left in the family’s refrigerator. 

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Daton Fix was suspended one year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Tuesday for testing positive for ostarine this past January.

Fix, who used an Olympic redshirt last season at Oklahoma State, tested positive for the prohibited substance Jan. 22 as a result of an out-of-competition drug test. Ostarine is a nonspecific substance in the class of anabolic agents and is prohibited under the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, according to the USADA release.

The suspension started Feb. 10, the date of his provisional suspension, meaning it will end Feb. 10, 2021, which will make the Oklahoma State wrestler eligible to compete for the 57 kilograms spot on the United States’ 2021 Olympic men’s freestyle team at the Olympic Trials in April at Penn State.

According to the release, a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) concluded Fix digested ostarine by “drinking from a water bottle, which contained a supplement mixture as well as ostarine that his father had prepared for himself but left in the family’s refrigerator. [Daton] Fix said he was unaware his father added ostarine to the supplement mixture.”

The panel agreed with Fix and USADA that he did not intend to digest ostarine to enhance his performance and his “degree of fault was low.”

It’s unclear how this will impact Fix’s career at OSU, where he went 34-2 and was the NCAA runner-up at 133 pounds during his redshirt freshman season.