Simply, The Rivalry

Lights host Argos in round one of Montana's wrestling war


November 14, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Isaac Bartel, right, locks up with a University of Providence grappler during an NAIA dual back in February. The Lights and Argos start their 2918-19 series tonight at 7 in the Armory Gymnasium. Bartel, Northern's 197-pounder, was named Cascade Conference Wrestler of the Week this week.

When it comes to college wrestling rivalries, in Montana, there’s only one game in town. It’s the Montana State University-Northern Lights and University of Providence Argos, and that’s it.

So any time the Lights and Argos meet on the mat, it’s big. It’s big in a number of ways and tonight, inside the Armory Gymnasium, the two bitter rivals will hook up for their first feud of the 2018-19 season. Third-ranked Northern meets fourth-ranked Providence tonight, with the first match set for 7.

“This dual, it doesn’t matter what the rankings are, or who’s doing what, or any of t...

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