OK State Rolling Deep To US Open, Fix Going Seniors

55 Finals - Daton Fix, TMWC vs Paul Bianchi, Bison Wrestling Club

Oklahoma State will be rolling about 10 deep to the 2018 U.S. Open in Las Vegas later this month. Daton Fix will also enter the senior freestyle tournament in an attempt to make his first senior world team despite having another year of UWW junior eligibility. 

This is according to an interview with Cowboy Regional Training Center coach and Daton's father, Derek Fix, by Seth Duckworth of Pistols Firing

Coach Fix mentioned that along with his son, Daton, three other Cowboys will be competing in the senior freestyle tournament on April 27-28: Alex Dieringer, rising redshirt junior Joe Smith, and the recently graduated Dean Heil. While Daton spent his first year at college redshirting, his senior-level teammates have five NCAA titles and nine All-American honors to their credit. Dieringer also has a few years of experience on the freestyle senior circuit. He recently won the 2018 Outstanding Ukrainian International tournament and was also part of the USA's 2018 World Cup-winning team. 

Daton Fix has been a force at the various UWW age levels. He has a cadet level world bronze medal to go along with a junior bronze and gold medal from last year. Fix also won the 2017 U23 World Team Trials.

Watch Daton Fix beat All-American Sean Fausz in the 2017 Reno Tournament of Champions final:

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125 lbs Final - Sean Fausz, NC State vs Daton Fix, UN-Oklahoma State

Daton will earn a bye to the finals of the freestyle junior world team trials with a top three finish at the U.S. Open. So if his goal of making the senior team does not pan out, he will still be able to make his third consecutive junior team.

Thomas Gilman has a bye to Final X and Spencer Lee has already qualified for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament thanks to his NCAA championship, so neither is likely to be at the Open. However, one former Hawkeye that Fix can expect to see in Vegas is two-time world team member Tony Ramos. 

With the winners of the US Open earning a bye to either the team trials challenge tournament finals or straight to Final X, expect this year's throwdown in Vegas to be the most competitive Open to date.

The Mother Of All Redshirt Reports: 2018-19 Edition

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It's finally here: the mother of all redshirt reports! All 10 redshirt reports have been condensed into one gigantic article. Please do not print this out, you may run out of paper or ink before it is all done.

International Odds Posted For Worlds

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FRL 318 - 149 Rankings And PSU's Roster/Targets

FRL 318 149 Rankings and Penn State Roster

FRL 318 discusses 141 and 149 rankings, Junior Worlds performance and PSU's recruiting needs.

2018-19 Depth Chart: Can Penn State Juggle All Its Talent?

157 f, Jason Nolf, Penn State vs Mitch Finesilver, Duke

No program has had more ink spilled over it in the past nine years than Penn State, and no team has been as heavily discussed on FRL and the message boards than the Nittany Lions.

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2019 Penn State Targets

You got a plan or something? Whatever it is Cael & Co. have, it's working.

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#4 Travis Ford-Melton Commits To Purdue

113 lbs Semifinal - Travis Ford-Melton, IL vs Adam Busiello, NY

More big recruiting news today. Travis Ford-Melton released his college decision on social media, announcing he will be wrestling for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Decision Time For Cam Amine

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Find a bucolic setting in Michigan and name it Amine Arbor.

Cohlton Schultz Wins Bronze, Andrew Berreyesa In World Finals

130kg, Final 3 of 3, Cohlton Schultz, NYAC vs Anthony Cassioppi, ISI

Team USA picked up two medals today in Greco-Roman at the Junior world championships. Cohlton Schultz won a bronze medal at 130kg and Andrew Berreyesa made the finals at 82kg.

Meet The Contenders: #1 Jakason Burks vs #2 Greg Diakomihalis

51 R16 - Greg Diakomihalis, FLWC vs Garett Lautzenheiser, Parkview

Jakason Burks has a big move arsenal and Greg Diakomihalis is nasty from an elbow tie. Burks is a walking warning sign when it comes to big throws while Greg D doesn’t always need to manufacture his own offense in order to score. 

FRL 317 - Penn State's Schedule, 125 and 133 Rankings Drop

FRL 317 discusses the Penn State wrestling schedule as well as the new NCAA rankings at 125 and 133 pounds.