The MSU-N wrestling team is hosting Dickinson State on Thursday night at the Armory Gym. New Media Broadcasters caught up with coach Tyson Thivierge and he shares a big picture outlook for his team in anticipation of hosting a formidable opponent.
“Go out and perform. That’s all I care about,” Thivierge said. “I don’t care if we win or lose duals. It’s a matter of getting out there and being who we are, and that’s wrestling hard for seven minutes (and) getting bonus points.”
“You can’t just be a tournament team or a dual meet team; you’ve got to have a good mix of both,” Thivierge continued. “They’re preparing for one match on Thursday night (and) they better go out there and perform to the best of their abilities.”
The Lights will be competing against a Blue Hawks squad that has only wrestled in one open this season. Coach Thivierge wants his team to take advantage and build up the team’s confidence, which he said has be lacking.
“We’re preaching to them about this Dickinson dual to go out there and be dominant,” Thivierge said. “Be confident in your condition, be confident in your abilities, be confident in your teammates.”
“Really what we’ve been working on since the University of Providence dual (on Nov. 8) is our confidence,” Thivierge continued. “If you want to talk tough, you better be tough, so those are some of the things that we’ve been chatting with guys about who are on this roster.”
The (2-2) Northern Lights will take on the Dickinson State Blue Hawks on Thursday night at 7pm from the Armory Gym.