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OSU Finishes NCAA Tournament with Two All-Americans

OSU will have lowest NCAA tournament finish in program history



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Oklahoma State had two wrestlers going into Saturday at the NCAA tournament with Daton Fix and Dustin Plott.

Daton Fix opened the day with a 5-4 win over Aaron Nagao of Minnesota to move into the third-place match and face Michael McGee of Arizona State. Fix got a decent ride in the second period, but went to the third trailing 1-0. McGee rode Fix until the final seconds of the third period to lock in the riding time point when Fix got close to a reversal in the final seconds of the third period but was given an escape to make it 1-1 while still trailing due to the riding time point. Oklahoma State challenged the call as a reversal instead of an escape, but the call stood and Fix fell 2-1 to finish fourth.

Dustin Plott had a tough semifinal with former NCAA Champion Mekhi Lewis of Virginia Tech. Lewis worked to a pretty comfortable 8-2 decision over Plott sending Plott to the fifth-place match. In his fifth-place match vs. Iowa’s Nelson Brands, Brands and Plott went to sudden victory where Brands took down Plott for a 4-2 decision. Plott finished in sixth place.

Oklahoma State currently sits in 18th place in the team race. It’s the lowest place at the NCAA tournament in Oklahoma State history. The Cowboys may dip slightly lower if Purdue gets a win in the finals tonight at 125.

John Smith made comments to the media about his and the program’s future following Daton Fix’s match. You can watch the video here.

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