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Career record: 33-32 (7 falls)
2012-13: Despite a knee injury that sidelined him for the first half of the season, Pfeifer showed toughness and the willingness to help his team in any way possible in 2013. The undersized Pfeifer moved up to the heavyweight spot in January to replace an injured teammate, and battled admirably. He won a 9-4 decision in the dual versus Cal Poly in January.
But where Pfeifer came up big was in the Western Wrestling Conference Championship/NCAA West Regional at the end of the season. He won two matches versus league opponents in the event, and his win in the consolation final was integral to UW's fourth-straight conference title. He was Third Team All-WWC for the first time in his career and finished 3-11 overall. For the second year in a row, Pfeifer was honored by the Cowboy coaching staff for maintaining a GPA above 3.5 for the season.
2011-12: Pfeifer had a successful season, splitting time at 197 pounds and heavyweight. He placed in five tournaments, including two wins at the Utah Valley and Rocky Mountain Opens at 197.
He was ninth on the team with 20 wins and eighth with five major decisions. Pfeifer appeared in one dual for the Pokes, narrowly losing to Cal Poly's Kelan Bragg at heavyweight Jan. 20. He also had four pins and two third-place finishes in tournaments.
He received recognition from the UW coaching staff for maintaining a GPA above 3.5 for the season.
2010-11: Pfeifer redshirted his first season with UW, while wrestling to a 17-9 record in six open tournaments at 197 pounds. He collected three pins and went 1-1 versus the WWC. In the classroom, he was named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll.
Pfeifer opened the season with third at the Northwest Open and followed with second at the Cowboy Open and fifth at the Kaufman-Brand Open, but failed to place at the UNK Loper Open and Utah Valley Open. He ended his season with third at the Rocky Mountain Open. His longest winning streak of the season was six matches.
High School: Pfeifer was a three-time Wyoming high school state champion. He wrestled for Hulett High School at the 2A level and won his state championship bracket as a sophomore, junior and senior at 215 pounds. He finished third as a freshman at 189 pounds.
A multi-sport athlete, Pfeifer was also named All-State for three years in football and was a Wyoming state champion in the shot put for Hulett's track and field team.
Personal: Pfeifer was born in Gillette, Wyo., and he is the son of Bill and Jeani Pfeifer. He has one sister, Mariel. His college major at UW is geology.