Hermiston rates a motivational favorite

The Bulldogs look to reclaim the state title they lost to Dallas last year
Feb. 22, 2013 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
Hermiston's district champions celebrate Saturday.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

It was after a loss in the Cadet Junior Nationals last summer that Hermiston’s Tyler Berger took to using the result as a source of inspiration for his future matches. So, he fashioned a plaque of inspirational sayings and placed it above the door of his room so that he would be able to view it daily.

“I wanted to use that as something to help motivate me to work harder, and try harder,” Berger said. “I see that every day and try to use that every day to get better.”

Berger has been at the top of his weight in Oregon the past two years, and is seeded No. 1 at 138 pounds as the OSAA Championships are set to begin Friday at Memorial Coliseum in Portland.