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MSU-Northern wrestler Nick Kunz named HDN Male Athlete of the Year

Northern's Kunz ended up on top of the NAIA, winning the 125-pound national title


Last updated 1/15/2021 at 8:27am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Nick Kunz, left, takes down a Providence opponent during a 2020 dual last February in Billings. A month after that match, Kunz won the NAIA national championship at 125 pounds. For that, and so much more, Kunz was named the Havre Daily News Male Athlete of the Year.

There weren't many people picking Montana State University-Northern junior wrestler Nick Kunz to win the NAIA 125-pound national championship back in March. Kunz, though, believed otherwise.

And in the end, that belief got him to where he is today, a senior at Northern, and a defending NAIA national champion.

Kunz, a Helena native, had a 2019-2020 season he'll never forget, and for his triumph back in March he was selected as the Havre Daily News Male Athlete of the Year.

"It was just an outstanding tournament by that young man, it's hard to put into words. It's just amazing. It's specia...

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