Undefeated high school wrestler headed to OSU with big goal
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (KTUL) -- An undefeated Sand Springs High School wrestler is headed to Oklahoma State next year. But first, he's cheering on his new team this weekend at the Big 12 Tournament here in Tulsa.
"When he would take me to watch he would tell me to watch what the guy does who gets his hand raised," Daton Fix said.
Now, Fix is the guy getting is hand raised after he wins a match; 168 times to be exact.
Fix has been wrestling since he was in fifth grade, competed in nine different countries and his next meet will be in Gallagher-Iba Arena as the newest Cowboy wrestler.
"Whenever you grow up wanting to be a Cowboy it is hard to go anywhere else," Fix said.
Fix's dad and both of his grandparents wrestled, so it is kind of in his blood.
"I just love how it is me verses another guy," Fix said. "You don't have any excuses when you are out there, you can't blame it on anybody else, it is all up to you."
Fix's dad, Derek Fix, was a Cowboy wrestler himself. His career was cut short after hurting his back, so his son is determined to take it all the way. All the way to the Olympics.
"It is my dream," Fix said. "I don't want to just go I want to wear a gold medal there. That's been my goal since I started wrestling and it will be my goal until I achieve it."
"I know that he sees himself on that mat, on that stage, before it even happens," Derek Fix said.
In Fix's four years at Sand Springs High School, he never once lost a match.
"Seeing him achieve some things that not very many people achieve it is pretty awesome," Derek Fix said.
Fix will head to OSU in the fall and while he is working hard on the mat, he is thanking his number one fan for the drive to get there.
The Big 12 Tournament starts at 11 a.m. March 4 at the BOK Center.