Ben Askren Defeated By Foster At Flo Premier League 4, Max Askren Downed By Winn
On Sunday, January 25, 2015, the Flo Premier League hosted its fourth installment at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin. Olympian, 2x NCAA Champ, and One FC welterweight champion Ben Askren battled NCAA finalist and World Cup Champion, Clayton Foster in the main event. Askren’s younger brother, Max, wrestled Deron Winn in the co-main event.
Ben Askren moved up a weight class to wrestle Foster at 190-pounds. The two confident wrestlers clashed in front of a heavy Askren fan base. Foster, a former Oklahoma state Cowboy, earned a decisive victory over the two-time NCAA champion.
“Foster was just too big and strong! Great match ‘til the end as Ben Askren was scoring late, but it was just not enough!” according to the Flo Premier League Facebook page. The current ONE FC welterweight champion bumped up in weight to battle a stronger and much larger Foster at 190-pounds. Askren was held scoreless after the first period, as Foster lead 3-0. The former Cowboy increased the lead to 9-0 as they entered the third period.
The FPL Facebook page also reported “Forster’s quick double legs have Askren Bamboozled.” Askren scored a few points at the end of the match, but was unsuccessful in completing a comeback. Foster won defeated the MMA champion 10-3.
In the co-main event, Winn, a two-time NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) champ at St. Louis-area schools – defeated Max Askren 4-2. Max Askren is a 2010 NCAA champion out of Missouri. Askren scored the first takedown via a single-leg. Winn responded with a takedown of his own to tie the match in the second period. In the final period, Winn scored another double taking the lead 4-2 and sealed the victory. FPL’s Twitter pointed out “Those blast doubles were just too much to handle.”
The Askren brothers went 0-2 Sunday in their home state of Wisconsin. The Flo Premier League matches are conducted under what Flowrestling.org refers to as “Triapelle Rules”, a hybrid of freestyle and folk-style rules. Each match contains three, three-minute periods. Since FPL 2, all contestants have competed wearing shirts with their shorts.
To Watch all of the Matches of FPL 4, visit www.Flowrestling.org.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).