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A bright start on the mat

MSU-N grapplers show plenty of fire and fight in annual Maroon/Gold Dual


October 20, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's 125-pounders Rob Pair, right, and Nick Kunz battle in a match during Thursday night's Maroon/Gold Dual inside the Armory Gymnasium. The Lights open the regular season Nov. 4 at the Cowboy Open.

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are still wrestling each other right now.

However, that didn't mean there wasn't plenty on the line in Thursday night's Maroon/Gold Dual. Varsity spots were up for grabs in several weight class, but more importantly, the Lights got a taste of regular season-like conditions, with less than two weeks until they take the mat for real in Laramie, Wyoming.

"The biggest thing for me to see was them wrestling for a full seven minutes," Northern head coach Tyson Thivierge said after the Gold team defeated the Maroon 20-11 in the Armory Gymnasium. "To s...

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