The case of a former Galesburg mixed martial arts coach and personal trainer arrested almost 15 months ago on sex charges is ready for trial.

Beau W. Admire, 43, who ran the former Badger Combatives in downtown Galesburg, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, following three separate incidents in Monmouth.

All three charges are Class 1 felonies, carrying sentences of up to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge alleges an act of sexual misconduct with a minor over whom Admire held a position of trust, supervision, or authority.

He appeared via Zoom Wednesday in Warren County court before Ninth Circuit Judge James Standard.

Defense attorney Andrew Stuckart said the case was ready for trial and he acknowledged the state had offered a plea deal in the case.

“My client is not interested in accepting the offer,” Stuckart said.

Law enforcement officials began investigating the case in September, 2022, according to a police report

Admire was arrested Nov. 2, 2022 in Knox County on a $100,000 warrant. He was released from the Warren County jail on bond later that month.

Multiple former students alleged that Admire often showed favoritism to young female students, making inappropriate comments like, “I can’t wait until she turns 18.”

According to one victim’s account, Admire first started showing interest in her with flirty text messages. She said that other students were not happy with the level of favoritism that Admire was showing her.

She alleged that on one occasion, she attended a UFC fight party hosted by Admire. She said that she was given alcohol before Admire attempted to lure her into a room. She provided investigators with photos from the party.

Another student alleged that Admire asked her to stay with him for a week so that he could help her cut weight for an upcoming fight. She told police that Admire talked about taking provocative pictures of her, saying that she would need to take the photos in order to have a future in MMA.

A third claimant says that Admire would punish those who disobeyed his dress code by forcing them to grapple with bigger men at the gym. She also alleged that Admire would put girls in odd positions when grappling with them, specifically positions that would not be used during a match.

A fourth claimant said that Admire was mentally, physically and sexually abusive during a relationship that yielded two children. She said that Admire would prevent her from leaving, taking her to the ground and holding her down if she didn’t do what he wanted. She recalled an instance in the Quad Cities in which she says she found Admire having sex with a 16-year-old inside a friend’s residence.

A fifth claimant said that Admire offered private lessons or discounted lessons to younger girls, and often showed favoritism toward girl students. She alleged that Admire would ask her to have sex with him and other students.

She said that Admire would make comments about being unable to wait until some of the girls turned 18. She alleged that Admire was sexually abusive and that Admire threatened to kill her and her family on several occasions.

A sixth person, who had a long-term relationship with Admire, said that Admire was fired from a job at Monmouth’s Shopko after he took a female employee into a room and kissed her.

She said that they moved in together at some point, and Admire was physically abusive, kicking her in the legs and arms and blocking the doorway so that she couldn’t leave. She alleged that on one occasion, Admire took a headlamp and started hitting her in the legs with it.



The final pretrial conference in the case is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 5.

Badger Combatives LLC was initially registered with the state in March 2019. Secretary of State records show the LLC was involuntarily dissolved in September 2023.