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.
Brian Smith On Ben Askren's Impact
Jun 23, 2021
Missouri wrestling took off after Ben Askren arrived in Columbia and became the school's first national champion. Brian Smith talks about his impact on the Tiger program.