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William Kerslake

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Wrestling

Dominant U.S. heavyweight wrestler of the 1950’s. Member of 1952, 1956 and 1960 U.S. Olympic Teams. Won National AAU free style championship eight consecutive years (1953-1960) and Greco-Roman title seven straight years before finishing second in 1960, ending string of 76 straight wins in national AAU competition. Pan-American Games gold medalist in 1955. Member of Helms Hall of Fame for Wrestling. Starred for Case Tech in wrestling, track and football, 1949-51, and is charter member of Case Western Reserve Athletic Hall of Fame.