Dollamur Sport Surfaces Partners with Mixed Martial Arts Champion Ben Askren
Decorated MMA, Wrestling Olympian Latest to Join Athlete Advisory Council
(FORT WORTH, Texas) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for mixed martial arts, martial arts, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces its partnership with American mixed martial artist (MMA) and current ONE Championship Welterweight Champion Ben Askren.
A former Bellator Welterweight MMA Champion, he has a myriad of experience as both an MMA champion and decorated wrestler. Since making his professional MMA debut in 2009, he boasts a 15-0 record. Askren was a member of the 2008 USA Wrestling Olympic team, a four-time All-American at the University of Missouri and two-time NCAA wrestling champion (2006, 2007).
As a member of Dollamur’s Athlete Advisory Council, Askren will provide product insight and work to increase wrestling awareness among youth athletes through camps and tournaments, among other initiaitves.
“I’m excited to team up with Dollamur during its 20th anniversary celebration and join its prestigious Athlete Advisory Council," says Askren, a native of Hartland, Wis. "Dollamur is the industry leader in producing the highest quality, most durable mats and I’ve had the privilege of training and competing on their mats for most of my career.”
Dollamur has made significant investments to feature athletes in its Athlete Advisory Council with a proficient background in wrestling since its announcement as official mat of USA Wrestling in May.
“It is an honor to add Ben to our prestigious group of advisors. Ben and The Askren Wrestling Academy are perfect to provide a great platform to continue work of growing the sport of wrestling. Ben his a winner and has an electric personality. He is a great leader and coach and is an inspiration to many you athletes. That was the most exciting reason we wanted him on our team,” said Dave Rossi, Dollamur Sr. Vice President of Marketing.
The Dollamur Advisory council provides product directions, product feedback, market insights, and helps increase the awareness of Wrestling, Martial Arts, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and Fitness among youth athletes. Current members of the Dollamur advisory staff include, John Smith, Head Wrestling Coach of #1 ranked Oklahoma State University. Mike Swain, four-time Olympian in Judo, Adeline Gray, three-time world champion and US Olympian wrestler, Marti Malloy, two-time Olympian in Judo, MMA fighter Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Johny Hendricks was a four-time All American at Oklahoma State and national champion in wrestling and is currently a UFC fighter.
More information: www.dollamur.com, 817-534-3344