Man Who Wanted Sword Fight With Ex-Wife Deemed ‘Not Crazy’

Unhappy with his child custody arrangement, David Ostrom asked the court in Iowa if he could take on his ex-wife in a sword fight. That request back in January led to a judge suspending his visitation rights and forcing the Kansas man to undergo a psychological evaluation. But it turns out Ostrom doesn’t have a screw loose, he’s just really mad. Citing his clean bill of mental health, Ostrom told the Des Moines Register, “It essentially says I’m not crazy, I just don’t like being denied access to my children.”

In a motion filed Friday, Ostrom now wants his wife and her lawyer to be evaluated psychologically, as well as pay his legal fees and doctor bills, plus shell out $255,000 for emotional damages.

Download X96's App

Join X96's email list for information about concerts, contests, and more!

* indicates required


  • X96 is Utah's Original Alternative. It is self-aware. It is ingrained. It plays bands like Panic! at the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, and Muse. It's part of a healthy diet and it's why native Utahns are so stout and stalwart. Listen and become part of it and it will become part of you.

To Top