Diego Cervantes


Player profile

  • Hometown Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
  • Last School 16 Se Septiembre
  • Year Sophomore


  • Qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games; finished in 32nd place
  • Won first Olympic bout, defeating No. 29 Mengkai Huang of China, 15-14, in Table of 64; fell to No. 4 seed Enzo Lefort of France in Table of 32, 15-11 (Olympic recap)
  • Finished first at 2021 Pan American Zonal Olympic Qualifier in San Jose, Costa Rica

Ohio State Career

  • MFC champion and First Team All-MFC as a freshman
  • 2020 Honorable Mention All-American
  • Second Team Midwest All-Region in 2020

Sophomore Season (2020-21)

  • 23-8 on the year
  • Buckeyes won CCFC men’s squad title and was part of foil squad that shared league crown

Freshman Season (2019-20)

  • Honorable Mention All-American
  • NCAA qualifier
  • Finished third at NCAA Regionals
  • Second Team Midwest All-Region
  • Won MFC title
  • First Team All-MFC
  • Part of MFC men’s championship squad
  • Competed at the Northwestern Duals, with a 19-8 record

Prior to Ohio State

  • Placed third at 2018 Cadet World Championships
  • Member of Mexican National Team since 2015
  • 2018 Cadet Pan American champion


  • Son of Luis and Patricia
  • Has two older brothers, Luis and Isaak, who got him into the sport of fencing
  • Economics major