One of the great innovators of the sport of wrestling, 'Funky' Ben Askren pushed the limits of folkstyle scrambling during his incredible wrestling career at the University of Missouri. Askren was a four-time NCAA finalist and a two-time NCAA Champion, in 2006 and 2007 at 174-pounds, winning the Hodge Trophy in both seasons. Askren was instrumental in leading the Brian Smith-coached Tiger program to national prominence.
Funky 2.0: Keegan Levels Up
Mar 7, 2023Retention in wrestling can be a real problem at the youth level. Too often kids the focus is on winning when it should be more about developing a love for the sport. This happened to Keegan O'Toole and it almost turned him away from the sport at a young age. He found Askren Wrestling Academy and their philosophy was just what Keegan needed.
Ben Askren: The Funk
Mar 27, 2020Ben Askren was one of the most dominant and innovative wrestlers in the modern era who has become one of the most enigmatic figures in the sport of MMA.