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Lights ready to shine in Wichita

Northern sends five grapplers into this weekend's NAIA national tournament


Last updated 3/4/2021 at 7:39am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Nick Kunz, left, is a returning NAIA national champion after he won the title at 125 pounds a year ago. Now, Kunz leads five Lights into he 2021 national tournament, which runs Friday-Saturday in Kansas.

There was a time when there were doubts as to whether a college wrestling season would even happen in 2021. But not only did a season happen, now, the Montana State University-Northern Lights and the rest of the NAIA are headed to a national tournament that, at one time, seemed like it would never come.

And yet, that time has come, as the Lights battle the rest of the field at the national tournament Friday and Saturday in Wichita, Kansas.

And while there were plenty of hurdles to get there, including fewer than normal matches, no tournaments, the cancellation of the Cascade Conference C...

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