Parachute’s Cody Pfau wins University Nationals outstanding wrestler
OKLAHOMA CITY – Cody Pfau of Oklahoma City University, a graduate of Grand Valley High School, was named the outstanding wrestler of the Women’s USA Wrestling University Nationals on Saturday, March 28 at Abe Lemons Arena.
Pfau, a sophomore from Parachute, pinned defending champion Erin Golston of the New York Athletic Club in 1 minute, 58 seconds to capture the 105-pound championship. Pfau was one of eight members of the OCU team who placed in the tournament.
Those OCU individuals who took second at their respective weights were Kayla Aggio at 152 pounds, Shelby Morrison at 116 and Rachel McFarland at 132. Rachel Archer at 116 and Carla Ponce at 128 picked up third place.
Pfau used a spladle move to finish off Golston in the 105-pound title match.
“I just keep going forward and taking my shots,” Pfau said. “Sometimes I get caught underneath, but if I keep going forward and being aggressive, I end up on top.”
Pfau, the 109-pound Women’s College Wrestling Association champion, is set to compete in the World Team Trials on June 12-14 in Madison, Wisconsin, the Junior Pan American Games from July 10 to 26 in Toronto, and Junior World Championships in Sept. 7 to 12 in Las Vegas.
“It’s an outstanding achievement,” Oklahoma City coach Archie Randall said of Pfau. “She’s really wrestling well. It was amazing.”
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