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Daton Fix Wins Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial in Poland as Dustin Plott Finishes with a Bronze

The United States sent a contingent of athletes to the Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial in Poland and two Oklahomans came back with medals.

Daton Fix wrestled a familiar foe in Austin Desanto.

From USA Wrestling

The most anticipated final from an American standpoint came at 61 kg when Fix, a 2021 World silver medalist, took on countryman Austin DeSanto for the gold medal in a rematch of the Final X True Third wrestle-off from last month in Newark, N.J., won 9-0 by Fix.

DeSanto set his pace early, charging Fix out-of-bounds in the early moments of the match to take a 1-0 lead. Fix countered with a duckunder and gutwrench to steal the momentum and go into the break up 4-1. While on the shot clock in the second period, Fix countered a DeSanto low-level attempt for two to all but seal the match. DeSanto added a takedown of his own in the final minute of the contest, but fell short, 6-3.

Also earning a medal at 79 kg was U23 World Team member¬†Dustin Plott from Tuttle/Oklahoma State. He posted a 10-0 technical fall against neutral athlete Iman Mahdavi in the bronze medal match. This was Plott’s first international tournament.

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