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Panthers, Mustangs excited for District 3 individuals

Published On: Feb 20 2014 05:15:01 PM CST

Schuylkill Valley and Governor Mifflin are among the teams that will represent Berks County at this weekend's District 3 individual tournament in Hershey.

BERKS COUNTY -

The Schuylkill Valley and Governor Mifflin wrestling teams are among the many in Berks County who are sending wrestlers to the District 3 individual tournament this weekend in Hershey.

 Schuylkill Valley alone will have 12 wrestlers in the 2-A field.

As a team, the Panthers won the Section II championship last week. They hope for more of the same in Hershey.

Despite it being the individual portion of the season, Schuylkill Valley is still competing with a team mentality.

Defending District champion Josh Giorgio, who is wrestling up a weight class, hopes he can add to the team total with another gold medal.

In the triple-A field, defending District champ Jan Johnson leads five Governor Mifflin Mustangs into Hershey.

Johnson knows he's in the crosshairs this year. Preparation and focus have become paramount.

His veteran team mates recognize that, as they eye their own success at the District level.

For the complete District 3 pairings, click here.