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Greco-Roman wrestler Isaiah Varona headshot

Isaiah Varona of Miami is in his first year as a resident-athlete in the Greco-Roman wrestling program and competes at 55 kilograms. A freshman at Northern Michigan University, Varona is a biology and pre-medicine major and earned a spot on the USOEC All-Academic team last semester.

Varona, who is ranked No. 7 in the national senior rankings, placed first at the Austrian Junior Open this past weekend (March 9). His gold-medal performance helped Team USA capture first place out of twelve teams in the tournament.

In his spare time, Varona enjoys playing the piano and is also a member of Lake Effect Show Choir at NMU.





Greco-Roman wrestlers training during practice with a USA Wrestling logo behind them

Varona during a recent practice at NMU.

Greco-Roman wrestler Isaiah Varona on the medal platform with his gold medal and trophy

Gold Medal Performance At The Austrian Open

Greco-Roman wrestler Isaiah Varona raking leaves during make a difference day

Volunteering during this past Make a Difference Day