Sand Springs native hoping to win first NCAA Wrestling Championships in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma State University wrestler and Sand Springs native Daton Fix is hoping to become a hometown hero during this weekend’s 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

The event starts Thursday, March 16, and runs through Saturday, March 18 at the BOK Center. It’s the first time the event is being held in Tulsa, and the second time the event has come to Oklahoma.

Fix is the No. 2 seed in his weight class at 133 pounds and currently holds a 26-0 record. He says he hopes to take home the championship in front of his friends and family.

“It’s special. It’s right here, probably 10 minutes away from the house I grew up in,” Fix said, speaking during a press briefing.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of people, you know, that have supported me that will show up. All I can do is go out there and compete like I do and try to give back to them.”

Event organizers say the “Super Bowl of wrestling” is expected to draw 16,000 to 19,000 people to each session.

You can read more about the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships and see the full field of wrestlers here.





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