Cowboy Wrestling Preseason Notes

Jordan King - October 18, 2019 10:46 am

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Daton Fix has been the buzz of the wrestling world in the past 10 months or so with his performance last year in his NCAA runner-up finish.

This summer he followed a great redshirt freshman season with a couple of great bouts qualifying for the USA World team and then a gold medal at the Pan-American games. Recently, the question would be if the Cowboys would have Fix for this season amid speculation that he would use an Olympic redshirt to focus on training for freestyle.

Yesterday afternoon, John Smith met with the media for his preseason availability and he confirmed Fix would use the redshirt and the reigning All-American would not wrestle for the Pokes.

The next up at the 133 weight class would have been Kaid Brock, who wrestled at 141 last season, but struggled some. He suffered an injury, according to Smith and will miss at least the fall season. So the depth will be tested at that weight.

The preseason rankings from Trackwrestling also came out and they ranked the Cowboys at No. 9, one of the lowest rankings in recent memory.

With the news from yesterday, the Pokes will be tasked with trying to outperform that ranking. Earlier this week, the Cowboys started their practice season.

 

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