Oklahoma State wrestler Daton Fix claimed a gold medal in the United World Wrestling Freestyle Junior World Championships on Wednesday in Tampere, Finland, defeating his five opponents by a combined score of 53-1, according to a release from the university.
Fix, an incoming freshman from Sand Springs, Okla., won all of his matches at 55 kilograms by technical fall. He became the first Cowboys wrestler since Alan Fried in 1991 to take gold in the event while also leading the U.S. team to its first gold since 1984. Oklahoma State associate head coach Zack Esposito was the team’s coach.
“This is something I’ve always dreamed of doing,” Fix said in the release. “It’s indescribable, really.”
Fix finished third in the event a year ago and posted a 168-0 record in high school. He joins an OSU program with a record 34 national championships but none since winning four in a row from 2003-06.