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Lights chase Cascade title in Great Falls


February 14, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Andrew Bartel, left, works on the leg of a Dickinson State rival during a dual last month in Havre. Bartel was named Cascade Conference Wrestler of the Week earlier this week, and he and the Lights have now reached the postseason. Northern heads to Great Falls this weekend for the Cascade Conference Tournament, formerly known as the NAIA West Regional Qualifier.

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team has an end goal this season. It's been that way from day one. And that's to win an NAIA national championship.

In order to do that however, the Lights must have a really good weekend at the Cascade Conference Tournament, which runs Friday-Saturday in Great Falls.

But winning a team title and qualifying as many wrestlers for next month's NAIA national tournament won't be easy. In fact, in the Cascade, it's really hard. The conference is as good as it gets in NAIA wrestling, and this weekend's tournament will feature six teams that are cu...

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