Fix, Olivas receive draws for Youth Olympic Games in men's freestyle
| Daton Fix at 2013 Cadet Freestyle Nationals.
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Cade Olivas of Fontana, Calif. will compete at 46 kg/101.4 lbs. and Daton Fix of Sand Springs, Okla. will man the 54 kg/119 lbs. spot for the U.S.
There are eight athletes competing in each weight class at the Youth Olympic Games. Each weight is broken down into two pools of four athletes. Wrestlers will face each athlete in his respective pool before cross bracketing with the opposite pool to determine final placements.
Olivas has drawn 11th place finisher at the FILA Cadet World Championships Cabbar Duyum of Turkey, Cadet Mediterranean Champion Mohamed Hegab of Egypt and Miguel Angel Gurdian Lopez of Nicaragua in the pool round at 46 kg/101.4 lbs.
Olivas was a 2013 FILA Cadet World bronze medalist in Greco-Roman and finished in seventh place at the FILA Cadet Worlds in freestyle in July. He won both styles at the 2014 Pan American Cadet Championships.
Fix will face 24th place finisher at the FILA Cadet World Championships Elmedin Sejfulau of Macedonia, 13th place finisher at the FILA Cadet World Championships and Cadet African Champion Reynhardt Louw of South Africa and 13th place finisher at the Cadet Asian Championships Ebrahim Abdullah Ali Al-Shebami of Yemen in pool competition at 54 kg/119 lbs.
Fix finished in 10th place at the FILA Cadet World Championships in men’s freestyle. He won both styles at the 2014 Cadet Pan American Championships.
Wrestlers participating in the Youth Olympic Games competition are in the FILA Cadet age group (ages 15-17 years old).
A live webcast of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games can be found at olympic.tv.
Complete Youth Olympic Games information can be found at nanjing2014.org.
2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games
At Nanjing, China August 25-27
U.S. freestyle draws for Wednesday
46 kg/101.4 lbs. – Cade Olivas, Fontana, Calif.
Vs. Cabbar Duyum (Turkey)
Vs. Miguel Angel Gurdian Lopez (Nicaragua)
Vs. Mohamed Hegab (Egypt)
54 kg/119 lbs. – Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla.
Vs. Elmedin Sejfulau (Macedonia)
Vs. Reynhardt Louw (South Africa)
Vs. Ebrahim Abdullah Ali Al-Shebami (Yemen)