Brett Pfarr
Brett  Pfarr

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Le Sueur, Minn.

High School:
Le Sueur-Henderson HS

Weight:
197

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

05/11/2017

Seven Gophers Named Academic All-District

The University of Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with seven CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large honorees.

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

03/17/2017

Day 2 at National Championships

NCAA Wrestling Continues

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

02/12/2017

Gohpers vs Buckeyes

Big Ten Wrestling Action

Photo Gallery


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-time All-American ('16, '17)
  • NCAA finalist ('17)
  • Three-time NCAA qualifier ('15, '16)
  • Two-time Big Ten finalist ('15 at 184 pounds, '17 at 197)
  • Four-time letterwinner ('14, '15, '16, '17)
  • Four-time Academic All-Big Ten ('14, '15, '16, '17)
  • Three-time NWCA All-Academic ('15, '16, '17)
  • Two-tie CoSIDA Academic All-District ('16, '17) and All-American ('16)
  • Won 40 matches during 2015-16 season, tied for seventh-most in Gopher history
  • Won 18 matches by major decision in 2015-16, the most by a Gopher in more than 20 years
  • 120 career wins are 16th-best in program history
  • .845 career winning percentage is tied for 14th-best in program history


2016-17 • REDSHIRT SENIOR
Overall Record:
31-3
Dual Meet Record:
12-0
Big Ten Record:
9-0
Pins:
1
Major Decisions:
10
Technical Falls:
7

All-American • NCAA finalist • Big Ten finalist • Academic-All Big Ten • NWCA All-Academic Letterwinner • Cliff Keen Invitational champion • Southern Scuffle runner-up • undefeated in dual competition (including Big Ten duals) for a second straight seasonstreak of nine consecutive bonus point wins from early December to early January • led team in ranked wins (13), dual wins (12), major decisions (10) and Big Ten wins (9) • tied for team-high in wins (31) and tech falls (7)

2015-16 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR

Overall Record: 40-4
Dual Meet Record: 18-0
Big Ten Record: 9-0
Pins: 3
Major Decisions: 18
Technical Falls: 4

All-American • Academic-All Big Ten • Letterwinner • placed third at NCAA Tournament with a 2-1 decision over No. 3 Nathan Burak (Iowa) in the third place match • placed third at Big Ten Tournament with a 3-1 decision over No.11 Aaron Studebaker (Nebraska) in third place match • won Daktronics Open to begin season • placed second at Cliff Keen Invitational and Southern Scuffle • won 16 straight matches to open season • won 15 matches against ranked opponents • all four losses came to opponents who finished in the top-four at his weight class • had most victories of any Gopher wrestler • had 18 victories by major decision, the most by any Gopher in more than 20 years • became tenth Minnesota wrestler to reach 40-win mark • had a plus-68 scoring differential • reached double-digit points in 23 of his wins • posted a perfect 9-0 record in dual meets • won first match of the season with a first period fall against Caleb Ward (South Dakota State) • earned one fall in a dual match, coming in the first period against Jake Masengale (Indiana) • had three separate streaks with at least three straight bonus point victories 

2014-15 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE

Overall Record:
24-12
Dual Meet Record: 10-5
Big Ten Record: 6-3
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: 9
Technical Falls: 2

NCAA Qualifier • Finalist at 184 pounds at Big Ten Championships • Academic All-Big Ten • NWCA All-Academic honoree • Letterwinner • Winner of the team's Most Dedicated Wrestler Award • 19 matches against ranked opponents was the second-most on the team • Nine victories by major decision was second-most on the team • First season as full-time starter • Began season with a runner-up finish at the Bison Open after starting off the tournament with a pair of tech falls and a major decision • Began dual season 6-0, including three consecutive major decision over Konner Witt (Air Force), No. 15 Ben Stroh (Wyoming) and Austin Guan (Grand Canyon) • Took fifth at the Cliff Keen Invitational, defeating three ranked opponents in the event, including No. 6 Kenny Courts (Ohio State) • Recorded consecutive victories over ranked opponents twice during the season, defeating No. 20 Nikko Reyes (Illinois) and No. 16 Matt McCutcheon (Penn State) during the dual season and then knocking off No. 12 Courts and No. 13 McCutcheon during the Big Ten Championships


2013-14 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

Overall Record:
25-3
Dual Meet Record: 3-0
Big Ten Record: 1-0
Pins: 3
Major Decisions: 7
Technical Falls: 5

Academic All-Big Ten • Finished second at the Daktronics Open with a record of 4-1 • Placed first in the different open competitions - the Bison Open, the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open and the North Country Open • Went 5-2 at Southern Scuffle • Competed in three dual meets in November, winning each match by major decision or technical fall • Defeated No. 16 Benjamin Stroh of Wyoming by major decision, 10-1


2012-13 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record: 28-5
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 3
Major Decisions: 8
Technical Falls: 3

Finished the season with a 28-5 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Finished in second place overall at the Daktronics Open (11/4) and Bison Open (11/10) • Claimed first place titles at the Finn Grinaker Open (11/17), MSU Moorhead Open (12/1), Flash Flanagan Open (1/12) and North Country Open (2/2) • Finished the UNI Open with a 5-1 record • In consolation round saw 6-1 decision over Patrick Kissel before defeating Jeff Koepke of Illinois to finish third overall • Fell to No. 15 Kevin Radford of Arizona State in 5-4 decision • Won eight matches by major decision


HIGH SCHOOL

2012 Minnesota State High School League State champion at 182 lbs • Totaled 191 career wins • Earned All-America accolades from NHSCA and USA Wrestling in 2010-12 • Helped team to three consecutive conference championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010 • Aided team to a runner-up finish at 2011 sectionals • Six-time letterwinnerfor varsity wrestling • Was named All-Conference during five years of participation in wrestling • Member of Valley Elite Wrestling Club • Active in both Freestyle and Greco wrestling styles • Also letteredin cross country and track • Graduated with distinction

PERSONAL

Son of Dave and Robyn Pfarr • Has three siblings; Matthew, Erin, and Chris • Brother Chris also is a Gopher wrester • Brother Matthew wrestled for St. John's University • Lists most memorable sports thrill as becoming a double All-American at the Junior Fargo Nationals • Majoring in agriculture and food business management


Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2012-13 (RS) 28-5 - - - - 3 8 1 - - - -
2013-14 25-3 3-0 1-0 3 7 5 - - - -
2014-15 24-12 10-5 6-3 - - 9 3 2nd DNP
2015-16 40-4 18-0 9-0 3 18 4 3rd 3rd
2016-17 31-3 12-0 9-0 1 10 7 2nd 2nd
Totals 120-22 43-5 25-3 7 44 19 - - - -

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