It was probably the most anticipated matchup of the weekend.
Everyone at Final X in Lincoln, NE, on Saturday was waiting to see if the youngster, Daton Fix, had what it took to make his first Senior world team by knocking off the guy who held last year's 57kg spot, Thomas Gilman. But, in the end, it turned out that Fix didn't have enough to get the job done against the reigning world silver medalist.
The first bout gave us a bit of the action we were looking for as each guy picked up some scores. And as we waited with anticipation to see the adjustments in match two and if Fix could force a third match, we saw a flawless defensive display from Gilman.
Fix certainly took the majority of the shots in the second match, but none of his attacks had enough power to break down the wall Gilman put up.
Fix had the lead at the break, but Gilman showed his savviness in the end:
Gilman becomes an impenetrable wall to take Match 2: