Bill Desler

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

SCHOOL Ben­tonville NO­TABLE To be in­ducted into the Na­tional Wrestling Hall of Fame Arkansas chap­ter for life­time ser­vice to the sport on Satur­day in Clarksville. … Grew up in Weep­ing Wa­ter, Neb., near Omaha, where he wres­tled in high school. … Helped lead Ben­tonville High School to five state wrestling ti­tles and two run­ner-up fin­ishes in 11 sea­sons. … Coached wrestling for 24 years, in­clud­ing 12 at Ben­tonville— 11 of those as head coach un­til step­ping down to be­come an as­sis­tant this year for health rea­sons. … Started a wrestling club in Ben­tonville 12 years ago and was a pioneer in the sport in Arkansas, which be­came sanc­tioned by the Arkansas Ac­tiv­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion in 2008.

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