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Daton Fix’s Suspension Ends, He’ll Wrestle Sunday

He is back.

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Daton Fix hasn’t wrestled for Oklahoma State since March of 2019, but that will change Sunday.

After taking an Olympic redshirt last season, for an Olympics that was postponed, Fix received a one-year suspension after testing positive for ostarine from an out of competition drug test conducted on Jan. 22, 2020. 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.

A panel that reviewed Fix’s case found that he unknowingly ingested the substance from a water bottle that contained a supplement mixture as well as the ostarine that Fix’s father prepared for himself but left in the family refrigerator.

“I said it from the beginning, he did not take anything to try to enhance his performance,” OSU coach John Smith said Wednesday. “That was proven. I think for somebody like Daton, that’s important. He’s a good young man that loves wrestling. It’s good to see him in a better place after one year.”

Fix’s suspension was announced in September and dated back to Feb. 10, 2020. The panel agreed to a one-year suspension, which concluded Wednesday.

Oklahoma State’s next event the Cowboy Challenge Tournament in Stillwater on Sunday. Smith said Fix will wrestle in it.

“We got our leader back,” Smith said. “I think you ask any coach, ‘Go do this without your leader.’ He is our leader. Daton Fix leads this team, and he has since he’s been here. And he was when he was sitting the year out. Now we get to watch him again.”

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