Chris Pfarr
Chris  Pfarr

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Le Sueur, Minn.

High School:
Le Sueur-Henderson HS

Weight:
174

Experience:
3L


06/20/2017

Gophers Score Big in the Classroom

Whether measured by grade point averages, conference rankings or individual academic accolades, 2016-17 set a new academic standard for Gopher Wrestling

04/18/2017

Gophers Collect More Academic Accolades

The National Wrestling Coaches Association recognized the Gophers as a team, as well as five individuals, for outstanding work in the classroom this season

04/09/2017

Gophers Hand Out Hardware at Team Banquet

Minnesota hosted the ceremonial end to its 2016-17 season Sunday in Minneapolis, handing out team awards and celebrating first-year letterwinners, All-Americans and departing seniors

03/30/2017

2016-17 Gopher Wrestling: By The Numbers

By many measure, the Gophers outperformed expectations this season. Take a journey through some of the highlights of the 2016-17 season, by the numbers

03/22/2017

Nine Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Five of the team's NCAA qualifiers are among those honored by the conference for achievements in the classroom

03/16/2017

NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Wrestling Action in St. Louis

03/05/2017

Big Ten Wrestling Finals

Conference Wrestling Action

03/04/2017

First Day of Big Tens

Tournament Wrestling Action

03/05/2016

B1G Wrestle1

Bigten Wrestling Day One

02/19/2016

Gophers vs Cyclones

National Duals

Photo Gallery


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • NCAA Qualifier ('17)
  • Three-time letterwinner ('15, '16, '17)
  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten ('15, '16, '17)
  • NWCA All-Academic ('17)

2016-17 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR
Overall Record:
18-15
Dual Meet Record:
3-5
Big Ten Record:
2-5
Pins:
1
Major Decisions:
3
Technical Falls:
2

NCAA Qualifier • Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • NWCA All-Academic •
earned automatic berth at Big Ten tournament to qualify for first career NCAA Championships • began season wrestling 184 before dropping down to 174 at Southern Scuffle • won his group at Journeymen Collegiate Classic by going 3-0 wrestling at 184 •
also placed fourth at Daktronics Open and UNI Open wrestling 184 • finished one match shy of placing at 174 at Southern Scuffle • picked up his first career Big Ten victory and won a home dual for the Gophers by defeating No. 20 Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) in the last match of the meet on Jan. 15 •
upset No. 10 Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State), 10-4, during dual on Feb. 19

2015-16 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE

Overall Record:
9-21
Dual Meet Record: 3-14
Big Ten Record: 0-8
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: 1

Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • won first career dual match against Cale Wilson (Grand Canyon) at Gopher Duals • won seven of first eight matches to start season • placed third at Daktronics Open • earned first period fall over Josh Casperson (South Dakota State) in round of 12 at Daktronics Open • wrestled six matches against ranked opponents • earned an 18-3 technical fall over Alexander Bleeker (North Dakota State) in first match of season • had four matches decided in overtime periods  

2014-15 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

Overall Record:
11-9
Dual Meet Record: 0-3
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: - -

Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • Competed in four open tournaments while also appearing in three duals early in the season, replacing Scott Schiller who was out with injury • Made his career dual debut in season-opening meet at Air Force, dropping a major decision to Jack Carda • Finished the season with back-to-back third-place finishes in tournaments • Began third-place run at Wisconsin Open with consecutive pins of Justin Benero (Harper College) and teammate Faris Karaborni • Also eanred a major decision during the Wisconsin Open, defeating Taylor Hilderbrandt (Wisconsin-Whitewater), 11-2, in the consolation semifinals • Began North Country Open with a first-period pin against Alex Kubicek (Rochester Community & Technical College) en route to a third-place finish


2013-14 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record:
11-12
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 1

Finished the season with a 11-12 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Recorded his first career pin at Minnesota during the Dragon Open against Trevour Chavez of North Dakota State • Won three matches at North Country Open, one by pin, one by major decision and one by technical fall


HIGH SCHOOL

2013 graduate of Le Sueur-Henderson High School • Graduated with High Honors • Lettered in football, wrestling and baseball • All-Conference Baseball 2013 • All-Conference Football 2013 • All-Conference Wrestling 2010 and 2013 • All-State wrestling 2011, 2012, and 2013 • Academic All-State


PERSONAL

Son of David and Robyn Pfarr • Siblings Matthew, Erin and Brett • Brother Brett also is a Gopher wrestler • Brother Matthew wrestled at St. John's • Lists going to State in football as his most memorable sports thrill • Enjoys hunting, fishing and going to the lake



Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2013-14 (RS) 11-12 - - - - 2 1 1 - - - -
2014-15 11-9 0-3 - - 4 1 - - - - - -
2015-16 9-21 3-14 0-3 1 - - 1 DNP - -
2016-17 18-15 3-5 2-5 1 3 2 DNP DNP
Totals 38-45 6-22 2-8 6 4 3 - - - -

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