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OSU Wrestling: Daton Fix Awarded NCAA Wrestler of the Week

More accolades for Daton Fix.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix was named NCAA Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday after storming through the 133-pound bracket at the Big 12 Wrestling Championships to become the first five-time conference champion in Big 12 and OSU history.

Fix beat 2 seed Evan Frost of Iowa State 8-5 in Sunday night’s final in Tulsa. Fix scored a pair of takedowns and an escape in the first two periods to take a comfy lead before giving up an escape and takedown in the third to narrow the margin.

In his final Big 12 Wrestling Championships, Fix notched bonus points in his first two matches of the tournament on his way to the finals. He handled North Dakota State’s Fernando Barreto in an 18-3 technical fall in the first round before pinning 8 seed Garrett Ricks of Wyoming in the quarterfinals. Fix then earned a 4-0 decision against No. 4 Derrick Cardinal of South Dakota State in the semis to clinch his spot in his fifth final.

Fix also won Big 12 titles in 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Every NCAA athlete was given an extra year of eligibility after the COVID pandemic, resulting in Fix getting the extra conference tournament and title opportunity.

Fix is a three-time finalist in four trips to the NCAA Wrestling Championships, which will start March 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. Seedings and brackets for the tournament will be announced at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Fix will likely earn a top-3 seed at 17-0 and as a champion from the second-best conference in the country.

OSU 174-pounder Brayden Thompson also earned NCAA Wrestler of the Week honors Dec. 12, making Fix the second Cowboy to garner the honor this season.

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