AWA Academies

The Askren Wrestling Academy prepares you to achieve success at the highest levels of Collegiate and International wrestling… Learn More »

camps and clinics

The 2015 awa camp dates are now set, so please feel free to learn more about our upcoming winter programs now… click for details »

awa private lessons

Due to the popularity of private training, Askren Wrestling Academy offers one on one as well as small group lessons… Learn More »

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Coach Mesenbrink produces athletes that are well schooled in all three positions (neutral, bottom, and top) when you mix that in with their ability to scramble it becomes a very dangerous combination

Brian Smith Head coach University of Missouri

Whether it was challenging me mentally or physically, Coach Mesenbrink introduced me to a new intensity of wrestling. Having such a well prepared and dedicated coach made the transition from high school to college easy

Arik Yde2x WI State Placewinner & D2 Athlete at UW Parkside

Welcome to the website of the Askren Wrestling Academy (AWA).

Max and Ben Askren grew up in Hartland, WI; under the tutelage of John Mesenbrink, both won state titles at Arrowhead and went on NCAA Div 1 Championships at the University of Missouri. Now back in Wisconsin both are dedicated to helping young wrestlers achieve their goals.