Tyson Thivierge came to Northern in 1998 after a successful prep career wrestling at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Washington. He wrestled for MSU-Northern as a true freshman and that year placed second at the regional qualifier and finished third at the NAIA National Championships. His sophomore year he again placed second at the regional qualifier and placed second at the National Championship, losing 6-7 in an exciting final match. In Thivierge’s junior year he placed third at the National Championship, with a season record of 36 wins and 7 losses. In his senior year Thivierge won the regional qualifier, won the NAIA National Championship, and was named NAIA Wrestler of the Year. He placed fourth at the Las Vegas Cliff Keen Invitational tournament and finished second at the Midlands Championship Tournament, considered by many to be the toughest collegiate wrestling tournament in the country. Thivierge defeated NCAA Division I national champion as well as the third, fourth, and fifth place finishers from the NCAA Dividon I National tournament. He also defeated multiple D-2 and D-3 All-Americans, including the National Champions from those divisions. His final record his senior year was 46-3 with 25 pins. He was only the second wrestler in Northern’s history to be named a four-time All-American, and at the conclusion of his senior season he held Northern’s record for most career wins at 136 and tied the record for career pins at 53.
Before coming back to MSU-Northern in 2008, Thivierge spent some years moving around the country to Tennessee, Washington, and Nevada. In Tennessee, Thivierge served as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before moving to Clarkston, Washington, where he assisted his high school coach for two seasons. In 2006 Thivierge was hired for his first head coaching position at Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada. Thivierge served as Head Coach for two seasons before he was hired at his alma mater, MSU-Northern. He currently lives in Havre with his wife, Stephanie Thivierge (’03) and their two children, Orion and Marlee.
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