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Streaking Lights ready to punch NAIA tickets

MSU-N's Chris Nile earns NAIA honor


February 15, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Chris Nile, left, and the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team will compete at the Cascade Conference Qualifier Saturday in Ashland, Ore., where NAIA national tournament spots will be on the line. Nile was also named NAIA Wrestler of the week Wednesday.

This weekend is nothing new to the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team. It's the weekend the Lights have trained for all year. For each Northern wrestler, it the weekend in which they get their chance to punch their tickets to the NAIA national tournament.

However, there's a lot new about how the Lights - and the rest of the teams in what used to be the NAIA's West Region - will go about doing that, including the name of the event. This past offseason, the NAIA moved from regionals to conferences, so, the Lights are off to what is now the Cascade Conference Tournament, which t...

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