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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AWA Spring HS Preregistration

Hey everyone as HS season is wrapping up we need to start preparing for the off season. As always AWA is your best option for high level coaching and training in the SE Wisconsin area. Both academies will only have 40 spots open and both academies sold out last year so make sure that you get your paperwork in ASAP and don’t miss out on great training.


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.