Iowa State signs Cuban national champion Diversent

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser announced the addition of Cuban national champion Osmany Diversent to the roster on Tuesday.

"Osmany is an extremely talented and athletic young man," Dresser said. "We have had some very good results with our recruiting efforts in Cuba in recent years. I'm excited to see how he makes the adjustments from freestyle to folkstyle wrestling."

Diversent, a 2022 junior Pan-American champion, brings a credentialed freestyle background to Ames. He won 57kg junior titles at the 2021 and 2022 Cuban National Championships before capturing the senior division title in 2023.

At the 2021 Junior Pan-American Games, Diversent defeated Richard Figueroa – a 2024 NCAA Champion for Arizona State – in the semifinals en route to winning gold. Including Figueroa, Diversent owns three victories over wrestlers on Division I rosters - Ryan Miller (Penn) and Jacob Moran (Indiana).

On the senior level circuit at 57kg, Diversent earned bronze at the 2023 Pan-American Games and gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

Diversent, a La Habana, Cuba native, becomes the third Cuban national on Iowa State's roster, joining Anthony Echemendia and Yonger Bastida.

Diversent projects at 125/133 pounds for the Cyclones.