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Askren Advances in Olympic Championship Bracket

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Aug. 19, 2008

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Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren (Hartland, Wis.) won his first match of his first Olympic tournament with a win by fall over Istvan Vereb of Hungary in the 74 kg (163 pound) men's freestyle weight class. With the win, Askren advances in the championship bracket and will square off with 2004 bronze medalist Ivan Fundora of Cuba at approximately 9:40 p.m. (CT). Askren's match can be seen live on www.nbcolympics.com. Askren came from behind to win the match, dropping the first period, 2-0.