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Northern grapplers move forward with Maroon/Gold Dual

Lights tabbed to win Cascade Conference title


October 19, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Landon Bailey, right, takes teammate Kieton Keller to the mat during their 133-pound wrestle-off Thursday night at the Armory Gymnasium. The Lights, of head coach Tyson Thivierge, held their annual Maroon/Gold Dual. Northern opens the regular season next Friday night against Eastern Oregon in Havre.

Earlier this week, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team got some exciting news, as the Lights wet pegged to win the Cascade Conference championship. The league released its first-ever Cascade Preseason Coaches Poll on Tuesday, and the Lights stood atop that poll.

And when the first NAIA Coaches Poll comes out early next week, the Lights are likely to be ranked pretty high in that poll as well, just ahead of their season-debut against Eastern Oregon.

Polls, however, were the furthest thing from Northern's mind Thursday night. Instead, spots in Northern's starting lineup wer...

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