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Oklahoma State wrestling: Daton Fix ‘leaning toward’ Olympic redshirt for 2019-20 season

Fix will make his official decision “pretty quickly.”

2019 NCAA Div I Wrestling Championships Session Six Photo by Hunter Martin/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore Daton Fix said Thursday at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan that he’s “leaning toward” taking an Olympic redshirt for the 2019-20 NCAA season.

“Yeah, I’m probably leaning toward it. I’m sure we’ll make a final decision here pretty quickly,” Fix said during a media scrum.

Fix went 1-1 at 57 kilograms in men’s freestyle at Worlds in only his second senior-level tournament. The Sand Springs native will have to go through the Olympic Trials next April at Penn State University to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Fix was 34-2 last season for the Cowboys and was the 133-pound Big 12 champion and NCAA runner-up. If he does take an Olympic redshirt, Fix won’t compete for OSU and the 133-pound spot in the Cowboys lineup will be up for grabs between several guys:

  • R-Fr. Conner Wilson of Allen, Texas
  • Fr. Colt Newton of Choctaw
  • Fr. Reece Witcraft of Broken Arrow
  • R-Fr. Rhett Golowenski of Tuttle (125 pounder)
  • R-Jr. Andrew Nieman of Stillwater