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The world changed, but their goals haven't

Lights begin gearing up for a run at a national championship in what is sure to be an unusual wrestling season


Last updated 10/15/2020 at 8:19am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern All-American Isaac Bartel runs across campus during an MSU-N wrestling conditioning session Wednesday afternoon. After months apart, the Lights are back on campus and have begun getting ready for a new season that head coach Tyson Thivierge said he hopes to begin sometime this fall.

Montana State University-Northern wrestling capped off an exciting finish to the 2019-2020 season with an individual national championship from Nick Kunz in Iowa last March.

It was an exciting time for Northern, and for longtime head coach Tyson Thivierge. However, no one knew, in those moments, that the NAIA national wrestling championships would be the final Northern sport to play out a season because not long after the tournament, coronavirus took hold, and it hasn't let up.

Shortly after the Lights returned from nationals, things changed and changed in a hurry. Sports were halted and,...

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