Ben Askren, one of the elite collegiate competitors in the nation at Missouri (2003-07) where his exciting style of wrestling led him to the NCAA Championship match at 174-lbs. four straight years. A three-time Big 12 champion, Askren won the national title in each of his last two season by winning 87 matches in a row, with a career record of 153-7. For his dominance, he was a two-time winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy in 2006 and 2007.
A four-time NWCA All-Academic and four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree, Askren spent the past two years as a volunteer assistant coach with the Tigers while training for and competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where the member of Team USA went 1-1 in the 74kg freestyle competition.