|Ben Askren follows through with promise to cut his hair, on Thursday in Columbia, Mo.|
By Emily Gatewood Univ. of Missouri
Missouri National Champion Cuts Hair After Earning Title…
WHO: Ben Askren: 2006 174-pound NCAA Division I Wrestling National Champion
WHAT: Askren to get first Hair Cut of the Season
WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 6 p.m. (CST)
WHERE: Cost Cutters located in the Crossroads Shopping Center, 2101 W Broadway -Columbia, MO 65203
Columbia, Mo. - Missouri's first individual National Champion in five years is following through on a promise made to local media.
Recent 174-pound NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion and Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament, Ben Askren, will be cutting his hair for the first time since the start of the 2006 campaign in which he vowed not to cut his hair until after winning Missouri's first wrestling title.
Askren will have his hair cut Thursday, March 23, at the Cost Cutters in the Crossroads Shopping Center at the intersection of Broadway and Stadium. Members of the media and fans are invited to attend the event.
A native of Hartland, Wis., Askren finished the season 45-0, earning 25 falls and nine technical falls while setting the school's longest consecutive win streak, falls in a season and career falls (62) record.
Askren became just the 12th student-athlete at the University of Missouri to earn a National Title and the first in the 62-year history of the Tiger wrestling program.