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VIDEO: Har-Ber's Fears finds success in wrestling

By Paul Boyd

This article was published January 14, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS @NWAMICHAELW Springdale Har-Ber's Ben Fears (at left) has found success in high school wrestling despite the challenges of being diagnosed with autism. The senior will be a Class 6A-7A state title contender in the 182-pound weight class.

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BEN FEARS

School Springdale Har-Ber

Height 5-10

Weight 182

Class Senior

Notable Currently has a record of 19-2 with one loss via an injury default while bumping up to the 182-pound weight class this season. … Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder during summer prior to seventh grade. … Finished third at the Class 6A-7A state tournament last season at 170. … Plays the baritone in the Wildcat Marching Band. … Tried lots of different sports, including swimming but has found success in wrestling. … Hobbies include video gaming. … Has 3.9 grade-point average and scored a 26 on the ACT. … Will attend the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and major in engineering.

Looks can be deceiving, and that description fits Springdale Har-Ber wrestler Ben Fears.

Profile

BEN FEARS

School Springdale Har-Ber

Height 5-10

Weight 182

Class Senior

Notable Currently has a record of 19-2 with one loss via an injury default while bumping up to the 182-pound weight class this season. … Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder during summer prior to seventh grade. … Finished third at the Class 6A-7A state tournament last season at 170. … Plays the baritone in the Wildcat Marching Band. … Tried lots of different sports, including swimming but has found success in wrestling. … Hobbies include video gaming. … Has 3.9 grade-point average and scored a 26 on the ACT. … Will attend the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and major in engineering.

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