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Three Lights aiming for NAIA glory

 

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Isaac Bartel, top, is the No. 2 seed heading into the 197-pound bracket at this weekend's NAIA national tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Bartel is also a two-time NAIA All-American, who reached the finals at 197 a year ago. Northern fans can follow the national tourney with the Hare Daily News all weekend long.

When the Montana State University-Northern Lights take part in the Parade of Athletes during the opening day of the 2020 NAIA wrestling national championships, they'll be a smaller than normal unit. But, while the Lights may not have quantity this week at nationals, they do have quality.

Three Northern wrestlers, Nick Kunz, Chase Short and Isaac Bartel, qualified for the national tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday in Wichita, Kansas, and longtime head coach Tyson Thivierge is focusing on his three, not what could have been.

"I have all the confidence in the world in these three gu...



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