Daton Fix won a bronze medal at 55 kilograms (Photo/Justin Hoch)
MACON, France -- First-year Junior Daton Fix sent the U.S. home from the 2016 Junior World Championships in style on Sunday, picking up a bronze in men's freestyle at 55 kilograms/121 pounds.
Standing opposite the electric American youngster was two-time Cadet World champion Andriy Yatsenko of Ukraine. Yatsenko has medaled at four Senior-level tournaments in 2016, including a finals appearance at the European Championships.
Fix came out firing from the first whistle against the well-versed Ukrainian, scoring two electrifying takedowns to take a 4-0 lead. Yatsenko struck on a low-level single to cut the lead in half, but that's as close as the Ukrainian would get. Fix rode his offense to three second period takedowns and a 10-3 win.
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