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Twenty years of training and just under 20 months remaining.
That is the mindset Oak Harbor native J.D. Bergman is carrying with him as he continues his journey on the wrestling trail in the hopes that he can qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Bergman, a 2003 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, will return home on Feb. 7 to speak before the community at the high school. The first part of the event, which will be held in the cafeteria at 1 p.m., is a chicken barbecue lunch that costs $10. Bergman's speech will be held from 2-3 p.m. in the auditorium and costs $15. The cost of attending both events is $20. Proceeds go directly to Bergman's Road to Rio fund to help him on his journey to the Olympics. Bergman will discuss his Olympic journey and give a world-class health talk on wellness.