Ben Askren looks back on Olympics experience in Beijing
Ben Askren looks back to his own Olympics experience in Beijing
Making the Olympic team had been on Ben Askren’s mind since right after his sophomore year at Arrowhead. Askren had just won his first of two state wrestling titles and attended the 2000 Olympic trials in Dallas. The dream of one day being an Olympian began to form.
It’s easy to look back now and think it was a given. Askren, one of the state’s most decorated wrestlers, would go on to win two NCAA national championships for Missouri and has also won multiple titles in Mixed Martial Arts. But in 2000, Askren admittedly hadn’t done much on a national stage.
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