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2018-19 MSU-N Wrestling Preview: Bright horizon for the Lights

Northern wrestling has everything it needs to make a run at an NAIA national title


October 25, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern senior Andrew Bartel locks up a Warner Pacific grappler during the 2017-18 NAIA wrestling season. The Lights begin a new season on Friday night when they host Eastern Oregon. The Lights are gunning for a big season the mat, and have plenty of firepower to achieve all of their goals.

Montana State University-Northern wrestling coach Tyson Thivierge always has high expectations for his team. And he's never afraid to put those goals and expectations on display.

But as the Lights get ready to embark on the 2018-19 season, goals and expectations might just be at an all-time high because the Lights are loaded.

Coming off a 2017-18 season in which Northern crowned five NAIA All-Americans, and all five finished in the top four at last year's national tourney, the Lights graduated just one grappler. So it stands to reason that Thivierge, with a lineup full of talented and to...

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