On Deck is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with the top athletes, coaches, and personalities of the wrestling world discussing current events, life stories, and everything in between. On Deck is a free weekly audio and video podcast hosted by Olympian, 2x NCAA Champion and 2x MMA World Champion (Bellator, ONE FC), Ben “Funky” Askren. One of the most iconic and engaging personalities in the sport, Ben leads listeners on fun and interactive conversations with some of the biggest athletes, coaches and personalities in the sport of wrestling. On Deck provides listeners with stories, insights and experiences from the leading personalities in the sport.
BEN ASKREN is one of the most accomplished and recognizable figures in the sport of wrestling. Askren was a 2x Undefeated NCAA Champion at the University of Missouri and amassed 153 wins, 93 of which came by fall, ranking 4th most in NCAA history. Following his collegiate wrestling career, Askren was a 2008 Olympic Team Member. Askren also had a highly successful MMA career winning World Titles in Bellator and One FC. Ben completed his career with the UFC and retired with a professional record of 19-2-1 in 2019.