Sandite of the Week: Daton Fix competes in Times Square, receives National award

Many high school athletes participate in club sports in the summer, but few participate at the level of Sand Springs Class of 2017 graduate Daton Fix. The Oklahoma State University-bound Sandite just wrapped up his high school career as an undefeated four-time State Champion, helping his team to State and Dual State titles, and he hasn’t taken any time off since then.

Earlier this month he won an OKUSA Freestyle State Championship in Cushing, and last week he traveled to Times Square in New York for an exhibition match against USAW Folkstyle National Champion Joey Melendez, who is ranked fourth in the country at 113 pounds. In his second year at the outdoor Beat the Streets benefit he rolled to a decisive 14-1 technical fall against the Illinois star.

This upcoming weekend he will be receiving the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award at the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater. Each year the award is presented to a high school senior from each state for outstanding wrestling success, scholastic achievement, and citizenship or community service. Not only was he selected as the recipient from Oklahoma, he was also selected as one of five Regional recipients, and the overall National recipient. He is only the second wrestler from Oklahoma to receive the national award since its inception in 1996

Fix was named to the Oklahoma Junior Dual team alongside fellow Sandite Riley Weir and cousin Jack Karstetter, as well as future OSU teammate and fellow four-time undefeated State Champ Kaden Gfeller. Fix's dad, Derek, is an assistant coach on the junior team. Junior Dual Nationals will be held June 20th through 24th at the Tulsa Convention Center for the third-straight year. 

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