Fix beats Tomasello to make U23 World Team

Daton Fix defeated Nathan Tomasello in the finals of the U23 World Team Trials (Photo/Mark Lundy,

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- It was a fantastic finish as the final 12 weight classes were determined in the finals series of the USA Wrestling U23 World Team Trials at the Mayo Civic Center on Sunday.

All eight men's freestyle team members were determined, as well as the final four Greco-Roman spots, in a best-of-three series in each weight. This is the qualifying event in all three Olympic disciplines for the U23 World Championships, set for Bydgoszcz, Poland, November 21-26.

In a highly anticipated finals, 2017 Junior World champion Daton Fix defeated NCAA champion Nathan Tomasello, who is No. 3 on the Senior National Team, in two straight bouts in the men's freestyle finals series.

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Freestyle results

57 kilograms:
1st: Daton Fix (CRTC/TMWC) df. Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State/Ohio RTC/TMWC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Fix dec. Tomasello, 8-7
Match 2: Fix dec. Tomasello, 7-4
3rd: Joshua Rodriguez (Nittany Lion WC) tech. fall Timothy Lambert (Sunkist Kids), 10-0

61 kilograms:
1st: Mitchell McKee (Minnesota Storm) df. Isaac Jimenez (Air Force RTC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: McKee tech. fall Jimenez, 11-0
Match 2: McKee tech. fall Jimenez, 15-4
3rd: Josh Terao (DCAC) tech. fall Steven Polakowski (Minnesota Storm), 10-0

65 kilograms:
1st: Joey McKenna (LVWC/TMWC) df. Boo Lewallen (CRTC/TMWC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: McKenna dec. Lewallen, 5-1
Match 2: McKenna dec. Lewallen, 8-4
3rd: Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC) dec. Brock Zacherl (Clarion WC), 5-4

70 kilograms:
1st: Richard Lewis (Scarlett Knight WC) df. Tyler Berger (Sunkist Kids), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Lewis dec. Berger, 6-2
Match 2: Lewis dec. Berger, 7-1
3rd: Grant LaMont (Utah Valley RTC) tech. fall Matthew Zovistoski (App State RTC), 10-0

74 kilograms:
1st: Isaiah Martinez (Illinois RTC) df. Chance Marsteller (Titan Mercury WC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Martinez dec. Marsteller, 8-1
Match 2: Martinez dec. Marsteller, 7-6

86 kilograms:
1st: Sam Brooks (NYAC/Hawkeye WC) df. Myles Martin (Ohio State/Ohio RTC/TMWC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Brooks dec. Martin, 9-5
Match 2: Brooks dec. Martin, 13-8
3rd: Brett Pfarr (Minnesota Storm) tech. fall over Jaron Smith (Terrapin WC), 10-0

97 kilograms:
1st: Ty Walz (VT/Southeast RTC) df. Daniel Chaid (Tarheel WC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Walz dec. Chaid, 8-1
Match 2: Walz tech. fall Chaid, 10-0
3rd: Riley Lefever (Nittany Lion WC) tech. fall Nikko Reyes (Valley RTC), 12-1

125 kilograms:
1st: Michael Kroells (Minnesota Storm) df. Youssif Hemida (Terrapin WC), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Kroells tech. fall Hemida, 10-0
Match 2: Kroells dec. Hemida, 9-4
3rd: Joey Goodhart (Drexel/PRTC) dec. Michael Kosoy (Wolfpack WC), 7-5

Greco Roman results

59 kilograms:
1st: Dalton Roberts (NYAC/NMU-OTS) df. Randon Miranda (NYAC/NMU-OTS), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Roberts dec. Miranda, 8-4
Match 2: Roberts dec. Miranda, 11-10
3rd: Dalton Young (Stanford: unattached) tech. fall Kyndall Rutz (NMU-OTS), 10-1

71 kilograms:
1st: Alex Mossing (Air Force RTC) df. Colin Schubert (NYAC/NMU-OTS), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Mossing pin Schubert, 3:39
Match 2: Mossing dec. Schubert, 8-8
3rd: Lenny Merkin (Princeton WC) tech. fall Logan Kass (NMU-OTS), 17-9

80 kilograms:
1st: Kamal Bey (Sunkist Kids) df. Thomas Brackett (unattached), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Bey tech. fall Brackett, 8-0
Match 2: Bey tech. fall Brackett, 8-0
3rd: Carter Nielsen (NMU-OTS) dec. Alex Meyer (Hawkeye WC), 7-2

130 kilograms:
1st: G'Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids) df. Alton Meeks (Florida Jets), 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Hancock tech. fall Meeks, 8-0
Match 2: Hancock Pin Meeks, 3:46
3rd: David Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley RTC) dec. Michael Rogers (NYAC/OTC), 6-3


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dob092095 (1) about 10 months ago
Technically, Fix is a college guy now, for a month. As a PSU fan, I have no dog in this hunt. But I'm thinking if he's that good, start him at 125, no redshirt.
lesman67 (1) about 10 months ago
Didn't Penn St. lose a top 125 lber to Rutgers, isn't the NCAA tourney going to be close, and couldn't tOSU use the pts at 125 to upset penn st. and wouldn't having another top 125 lber in the tourney benefit Penn St. ?
ResiliteMarine (1) about 10 months ago
You are correct.
zguiltybystander (1) about 10 months ago
Oklahoma State is in the enviable/weird? position of having new recruit Fix plus the returning 125 lb. NCAA 4th place finisher from last year, Nick Piccinnini, at the same weight. Has there been an official announcement of Fix being redshirted?
hostcity (1) about 10 months ago
Love the prior comment about THE OSU, like you are God's gift to humanity. Live in northeast Ohio and tOSU fans think they are so wonderful. Why? Stanford, USC, and UCLA have over 100 national team titles. How many do the Suckeyes have?
hostcity (1) about 10 months ago
I forgot, they are better than everybody else because of their overrated football team and because Suckeye fans say so. The rest of the country is just jealous of them because of their football team, as many OSU fans have told me.