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OSU Wrestling: Fix Wins Gold, Plott Bronze at Poland Open

The Fix vs. DeSanto rivalry goes international.



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It’s a big match every time Daton Fix and Austin DeSanto lock up, and the Cowboy keeps getting the better of the Hawkeye.

This time the two met overseas, where Fix beat DeSanto 6-3 in the finals of the Poland Open on Sunday. It’s another notch in Fix’s belt in his rivalry against DeSanto. Fix is 3-0 against DeSanto in college bouts, and Fix beat DeSanto back in June to secure a spot on the senior national team.

To get to the final, Fix beat Ramaz Turmanidze of Georgia (the country, not the state) and Bulgaria’s Georgi Vangelov.

Dustin Plott claimed a bronze at the event, beating Iman Mahdavi 10-0 in the third-place bout while also picking up wins over Denys Pavlov (Ukraine), DJ Washington (Indiana) before falling to Bulgaria’s Mihail Georgiev 3-2.

It’s the continuation of a solid summer for Plott, who won a freestyle national championship at the U23 level.

A wrestler’s wrestler, this is how Plott looked after the tournament:

Incoming OSU freshman Brayden Thompson also competed in Poland. A runner-up at the U20 world team trails, Thompson lost his two matches at the event, but it should be good experience for the young grappler.

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