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MSU-Northern ranked 20th in NAIA wrestling poll; Providence receiving votes

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 15:06:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Montana State-Northern is ranked 20th in the latest NAIA wrestling coaches' top 20 poll, which was released Thursday before the Lights' dual with rival Providence. The Argos were among the teams to receive votes and finish just outside the top 20 of the rankings.

Isaac Bartel maintained his No. 1 ranking at 197 pounds for the Lights, who also have Nick Kunz ranked fourth at 133 pounds and Chase Short 19th at 174.

Jordan Komac (fourth at 165 pounds), Hayden Schrull (11th at 184) and Eli Walston (18th at 125) are individually ranked for Providence.

Keegan Mulhill, a Bozeman native now at Eastern Oregon, is ninth at 174 pounds. Complete individual rankings can be found here.

Grand View (Iowa) is again the top-ranked team, followed by Life University (Ga.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Reinhardt University (Ga.) and Indiana Tech.

2020-21 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll 4 (January 21, 2021)

1Grand View (Iowa)212
2Life University (Ga.)176
3Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)164
4Reinhardt University (Ga.)135
5Indiana Tech92
6Cumberland (Tenn.)76
7Missouri Valley72
8Oklahoma City66
9Doane University (Neb.)65
9Southeastern (Fla.)65
11Cumberlands (Ky.)62
12Graceland University (Iowa)59
13Marian University (Ind.)57
14Baker (Kan.)52
14Campbellsville (Ky.)52
16Lourdes University47
17Ottawa University44
18Arizona Christian University43
18Morningside (Iowa)43
20Montana State-Northern42

Receiving Votes: Vanguard (Calif.) 39, York (Neb.) 38, Eastern Oregon 33, Providence (Mont.) 26, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 25, Saint Mary (Kan.) 25, Texas Wesleyan 23, Thomas More 22, Hastings (Neb.) 21, Concordia (Neb.) 20, Midway 20, Southern Oregon 20, William Penn (Iowa) 20, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 18, Williams Baptist 18, Simpson (Calif.) 16, Bluefield 15, Corban (Ore.) 13, Midland (Neb.) 11, Dickinson State 10, Northwestern (Iowa) 10, Rochester 10, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 4, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 3, Truett-McConnel (Ga.) 2, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 2.

Top-Ranked Individuals

125 – Justin Portillo, Grand View (Iowa)
133 – Austin Wallace-Lister, Warner Pacific (Ore.)
141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)
149 – Marty Margolis, Grand View (Iowa)
157 – Nolan Saxton, Reinhardt (Ga.)
165 – Elias Vaoifi, Missouri Valley
174 – Brennan Swafford, Graceland (Iowa)
184 – Riley Jaramillo, Saint Mary (Kan.)
197 – Isaac Bartel, Montana State-Northern
285 – Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)