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Team Discraft's Ben Askren

Ben Askren / Team Discraft NAME: Ben Askren  
HOMETOWN: Hartland, WI
2012 PDGA RATING: 978
BORN: 1984
STARTED IN DISC GOLF: 2004
website: benaskren.net
disc golf press: AllThingsDiscGolf
day gig: Full time mixed martial artist.
HOT SHOTS:
  • Reigning Bellator Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight World Champion
  • MMA record of 12-0
  • Two NCAA Division I wrestling titles
  • US Olympic wrestler, 2008 Beijing games
  • 2nd, 2011 USADGC
  • 9th, 2009 disc golf Am Worlds
  • MMA man
    Ben Askren / Team Discraft When disc golfers hear the name Ben Askren, they often think, "I know that name." But not necessarily for golf. Askren is a collegiate wrestling legend, having earned two NCAA Division I wrestling titles with Missouri before joining the US Olympic wrestling team. In 2008 he traveled with Team USA to the Beijing Olympics, where he won his first match but lost the 2nd to the eventual bronze medallist from Cuba.

    A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Askren made his pro mixed martial arts fighting debut in 2009 by defeating his opponent via TKO early in the first round. In 2010 Askren became the Bellator MMA World Welterweight Champion by defeating Lyman Good in the 5th round by unanimous decision. Going into the 2011 MMA season, Askren had grown his competitive record to 7-0. His current MMA stats are here.

    Oh yeah, chances are good he'll whomp you at disc golf too. Askren throws his Force for exceptional distance.
    Ben's 2010 MMA Welterweight World Championship title victory
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Drivers
    Disc Comments
    Z Force
    (174 gm)
    I love how overstable the Force is.
    ESP NUKE
    (174 gm)
    It goes so far! I am just figuring out how to start this on a hyzer flip it then have it come back for lots of extra glide.
    Z Predator
    (174 gm)
    Very overstable with a little less distance then the Force.
    Z Avenger SS
    (174 gm)
    Very easy for me to get this to flip over and fly right.
    Z Avenger
    (174 gm)
    A great choice for long straight drives.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Midrange
    Disc Comments
    X Buzzz
    (175)
    My favorite disc of all time, like so many other players. It does what you tell it to do.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Putt and Approach
    Disc Comments
    D Focus
    (174)
    Has become my best putter, I like the slight overstability is flies with.


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