Ben Ashmore is one happy camper. Wednesday, Nov. 9th, he is signing a letter of intent to attend Oklahoma State University and compete for the Cowboy national championship wrestling team. While he recived letters from alomost every elite program in college wrestling, Ben gave serious consideration only to Arizona State and OSU.
When ITW asked the reasons why he picked OSU, Ben told us that the tradition, the great workout partners and a great coach made it an easy decision.
“I know that if I want to accomplish my goal of being an NCAA champion, I have to have the best coaching and the best workout partners. (At OSU) I’ll wrestle guys who are national champions and Olympians and get coached by a world champion. That’s what I need.” Ben will study Business Adminstration at OSU and wants to follow on and take over his dad’s flooring business after Ben Sr.’s retirement and also build houses, probably working with his brother.
Look for Ben to compete mostly at 125 this year to get ready to go 125 at OSU and drop down to 119 for the big national tournaments like “Beast of the East” and National Preps.
ITW asked Ben if his brother Luke (a Fargo National Champion and MOW award-winner) can beat him. “No, not yet,” he said with a smile on his face. “But we have some pretty intense practices.”
Anyone care to guess where Luke Asmore will be headed after next year? Didn’t think so!