Former Hermiston High?School wrestling coach Curt Berger will be inducted into the Oregon?Chapter of the National?Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday,?April 6, in recognition of his lifetime service to wrestling.

Berger retired last year after coaching the Bulldog wrestling team for 21 seasons, during which he led the team to six state championships, including five straight from 2007-2011.

The Bulldogs had 294 team wins under Berger.

His individual wrestlers racked up 33 state titles.?He also had 111 state placers.

Berger was himself a four-time state placer and two-time state champion as a student athlete at Burns and Crook?County High?Schools.

In addition, his children earned a combined 13 state titles between tennis and girls tennis, of which Berger was also coach.

A plaque will be hung in Berger’s honor at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Okla.

The 2013 Honors Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 6, at the Embassy Suites, which is located at Washington Square, 9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, Ore., 97233.

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