By Nick Daschel
Senior Tyler Berger, a three-time state wrestling champion deemed athletically ineligible after transferring from Hermiston to Crook County this fall, had his eligibility restored Thursday.
The Oregon Schools Activities Association’s eligibility appeals board voted 3-2 to grant Berger a hardship waiver. Berger left Hermiston after dispute with wrestling coach Shaun Williams, but was ineligible to compete at Crook County because he didn’t live with his parents, who remained in Hermiston.
Berger is living in Prineville with a friend of his father, Rob Berger.