William Kerslake
William Kerslake
Alma Mater: CIT ’51
Inducted: 1975
Sport(s): Wrestling, Football, Track

Bill Kerslake wrestled on three U.S. Olympic teams in 1952, 1956 and 1960. Over an eight-year span, he won fifteen National Championships in the Heavyweight division, eight in freestyle and seven in Greco-Roman. As an undergraduate at CIT, Kerslake earned nine letters combined in wrestling, football and track.  He set the CIT and Ohio Conference shot put record in track, was an All-Big Four tackle on the gridiron, and was one of the premier wrestlers in the country. He was voted as CIT’s outstanding athlete of 1951. Kerslake was a charter member of the Spartan Club Hall of Fame, and he is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma.