The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team competed in the Dickinson State University Classic Saturday and came home with a second-place team trophy.
While the Lights had four wrestlers place first, one second and one third, head coach David Ray calls the finish a disappointment.
"We had three wrestlers seeded that did not place, even if they match their seeds we score 20 more points not including advancement points," he said. "So yes, I am frustrated. It would have been nice to knock Augsburg College off. They are the defending NCAA Division III National Champions and have won it five out of the last six years."
The seeded wrestlers coach Ray was insinuating were Bobby Mantle, at 149 pounds and seeded fourth, Dustyn Azure, at 157 pounds and seeded third, and Kyle Klonizos, seeded second at 165 pounds.
"We still have yet had a full team performance in a tournament and we only have two tournaments left before nationals the Northwestern Open and Regionals," Ray said.
On a positive note for the Lights, Caleb Schaeffer was named as the outstanding wrestler at 133 pounds.
The following are the wrestlers who placed from Northern in the DSU Classic:
133 Caleb Schaeffer won by decision 14-8 over J. Marchette from Augsburg for first place
141 Eric Dunmire won by technical fall 22-7 over S. Larson from Moorhead State for third place
174 Kyle Fisher lost by technical fall 17-0 to N. Slack from Augsburg for second place
184 Tyson Thivierge won by fall over R. Crone from Augsburg for first place
197 Emmett Willson won by decision 6-1 over K. Rasmussen from Augsburg for first place
HWT Matt Carter won by fall in 2:42 over S. Revier from Augsburg for first place
Other Northern wrestlers results:
125 Andy Thompson won 2, lost 2
133 Wes Barrett won 1, lost 2
141 Kyle Nay won 2, lost 2
149 Bobby Mantle won 1, lost 2
157 Dustyn Azure won 2, lost 2
157 Lance Nelson won 4, lost 2
157 Aaron Jenson won 1, lost 2
157 Ron Oliver lost 2
165 Kyle Klonizos won 1, lost 2
The following are the team results from the invitational tournament:
Augsburg College, 134.5
Moorhead State University, 67.5
University of Mary, 52.5
Ricks College, 46.5
Dickinson State University, 31.5
Concordia College, 24.5
Jamestown College, 22.5
Northwest Community College, 7
Northern State University, 7
Chadron State College, 6
Western Wyoming, 3