Bill Davis/News Danville’s Brice Berger, top, became the first Danville wrestler in five years to qualify for the state wrestling tournament.

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Danville’s Brice Berger, top, became the first Danville wrestler in five years to qualify for the state wrestling tournament. Request this photo

 

DANVILLE — It will not be easy for Danville High School wrestler Brice Berger, so he isn’t going to make it easy for anyone else.

The 182-pound weight class at the OHSAA Division III Wrestling Championships is, as the saying goes, as tough as bricks. The tournament begins Thursday and runs three days at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. For Berger, the final week of preparation for his first state tournament has had less to do with the physical and much more to do with the psychological.

“I know that coaches want you to eat, sleep and breathe wrestling,” Berger said, “but a lot of times, my coaches tell me to go home after practice and take my mind off of it as much as I can, Just don’t think about wrestling for a while, so when it comes time to wrestle, I will be more into it.”

 

Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or gcowles@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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