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Surging Lights take aim at Cascade Championships


Last updated 2/16/2023 at 8:33am

Havre Daily News/Kason Clark

Montana State University-Northern's Austin Vanek holds down an Arizona Christian rival during their 184-pound match earlier this month in Havre. The Lights are in Arizona Friday and Saturday for the 2023 Cascade Collegiate Championships, where berths in the NAIA national tournament are on the line.

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team had a strong finish to the regular season, beating arch rival Providence last Thursday night. But, there's little time to rejoice as the postseason is now here.

Northern heads to Prescott, Arizona, for the 2023 Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships Friday and Saturday. The CCC, formerly the West Regional, is easily the toughest tournament in the NAIA, with 50 allocations allowed for the upcoming NAIA national tournament.

And Northern is a big reason why the CCC will be so difficult. The Lights are ranked No. 20 in the NAIA heading...

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