Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore Daton Fix and Cowboy alums Alex Dieringer and Jordan Oliver will wrestle in men’s freestyle for the United States at Matteo Pellicone International on Jan. 18 in Rome, USA Wrestling announced Tuesday.
The Matteo Pellicone International is the first United World Wrestling’s Ranking Series event of the year. The three-day event will be broadcasted live on FloWrestling with all three OSU representatives competing on the final day.
Fix, Dieringer and Oliver — who have already qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team — will be wrestling at their respective Olympic weights in Rome.
Fix is taking an Olympic redshirt this season after making the 2019 World Championship team at 57 kilograms. He has sat out since going 1-1 at Worlds in September in Kazakstan. Dieringer and Oliver, meanwhile, both won the Bill Farrell Memorial at 84 and 65kg, respectively, in November in New York City. Oliver then outscored his five opponents 50-0 to win Senior Nationals in December in Fort Worth, Texas; while Dieringer was upset 6-4 in the semifinals of the event by Myles Martin then rebounded with two technical falls for third at the event.
Saturday, Jan. 18
3:30 a.m. CT – Qualification and repechage (MFS 57-61-65-70-74-79-86-92kg)
11 a.m. CT – Finals (MFS 57-61-65-70-74-79-86-92kg)
U.S. men’s freestyle roster at Matteo Pellicone
57 kg: Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC)^
— Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)*
— Joe Colon (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)*
65 kg: Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC)^
— Jordan Oliver (Sunkist Kids WC/TarHeel WC)
— Joey McKenna (Titan Mercury WC/Pennsylvania RTC)
74 kg: Kyle Dake (Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes WC)*
— James Green (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)*
— Logan Massa (New York AC/Cliff Keen WC)
86 kg: Pat Downey (Titan Mercury WC/NJ RTC)^
— Alex Dieringer (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC)
— Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids)
97 kg: Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)*
— Bo Nickal (Nittany Lion WC)
— Hayden Zillmer (Gopher WC RTC)
125 kg: Tony Nelson (Gopher WC RTC)
— Gable Steveson (Gopher WC RTC)
Note: World Team member^, Senior World medalist*