Max Askren

Over 20 years of competitive wrestling and coaching

Co-founder of AWA and an NCAA Division I Champion, Max Askren runs the AWA North Shore location. Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, and raised in Hartland, WI, Max has been wrestling since the age of five.

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With a focus on linguistics, Max advances AWA Wrestling globally

Max’s excellence wasn’t limited to the mat. Askren was also a 4-year Academic All-American as an Interdisciplinary Studies major. Focusing on linguistics, Max’s fluency in Japanese, French, and Russian, as well as his sporadic Spanish and impeccable English, has allowed the AWA to expand beyond the domestic realm, advancing the Askren approach to wrestling globally. Additionally, his ability to communicate on an international level has introduced him to an infinite number of styles and approaches, allowing for the expansion and development of his own understanding of wrestling tactics, proving useful in the development of “total wrestling”, one of the basics the AWA style is based upon.

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The Max Askren File

Max Askren, AWA Wisconsin
 
3X AA, ONLY THE 2ND TIGER IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO WIN 3 OR MORE AA’S FINISHED WITH A CAREER RECORD OF 104-16 (.867), THE 2ND HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE IN SCHOOL HISTORY
SEVEN CAREER WINS BY TECH. FALL AND TIED FOR 6TH MOST IN MISSOURI HISTORY 21 CAREER MAJOR DECISIONS WHICH IS 6TH MOST IN MISSOURI HISTORY
BECAME THE 18TH MEMBER OF MISSOURI’S 100-WIN CLUB, PICKING UP THE 100TH CAREER WIN DECISION AT THE 2010 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS 4X NWCA ACADEMIC AA 1ST TEAM AND 4X ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 1ST TEAM FROM 2007-2010
2010 NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPION (184LBS), BEATING BOISE STATE’S KIRK SMITH BY A 10-3 DECISION TO BECOME MISSOURI’S 4TH NATIONAL CHAMP 2010 WINTER CHICK-FIL-A COMMUNITY OF CHAMPIONS HONOREE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND LEADERSHIP/SPORTSMANSHIP
2009 AA AT 197LBS AFTER FINISHING 5TH AT 197LBS AT NCAA’S FINISHED 3RD AT 2009 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2008 AA AFTER FINISHING 7TH AT 197LBS AT NCAA’S BIG 12 WRESTLER OF THE WEEK FOR JAN. 14, 2008
2008 BIG 12 CHAMPION, BECOMING ONLY THE 4TH WRESTLER IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO EARN 2 CONFERENCE TITLES 2007 BIG 12 CHAMPION

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