Iowa State Announces Ben Durbin as New Volunteer Assistant Coach

Press Release

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser announced today the short-term addition of Ben Durbin as the new Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Iowa State wrestling team. Durbin has spent the last two years competing on the senior circuit under the Cyclone Regional Training Center.

“We are very excited to have Ben join us in the second part of this season,” Dresser said. “He is a valuable member of our RTC and very dedicated and loyal guy to Iowa State Wrestling.  He is also a graduate of Iowa State.  Moving forward, we want to continue to keep guys like Ben in our program.  It will make an immediate impact for ISU Wrestling.”

Durbin is a US Open medal winner, and has finished on the podium at several other senior-level competitions, the most recent a runner-up finish at the 2018 Cerro Pelado in Cuba. The Gilbert, Iowa native played four years of football at Wyoming and finished his career playing defensive line at Iowa State.

“I’m excited to continue to support these guys,” Durbin said of the Iowa State wrestling program. “Whether it’s wrestling on the mat or whatever, I’m excited to see the continued growth. It’s cool to see what toughness can do and I’m excited to see that continue through this year.”