A Look at Colorado Cody Pfau – College and International Women Wrestler04 Jan 2018
by Tom Blair ICW Staff
Cod Pfau is a senior in college at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia and a USA World Team member for the U23 World Championship last month in Poland.
Pfau started her wrestling career at an early age, back in 2004 when a family friend was taking their kids to a club practice and her parents (Doug and Meg) were sending her brothers to the practice. Well, she was not going to be left behind and that’s all it took. After that first practice, Cody fell in love with the sport. Cody wrestled all four years in high school and qualified three out of the four years for the Colorado State Tournament. She was only the third girl to wrestle at the state tournament in just her freshman year for Meeker High School. Wrestling at 103 lbs she went 1 – 2 for her efforts and was the first girl to win a match at the state tournament. Her junior year at states she went 0 – 2 at 106lbs. Cody’s senior year at states was much more competitive going 2 – 2, being only the second female to win 2 matches at the event. While competing in the spring in summer months in freestyle during her junior and senior year she would take home first place at the Junior Nationals in Fargo and was awarded “Most Pins in Least Amount of Time” in 2013. Plus, quailing for USA National traveling teams that went to Canada, Austria, Bulgaria and the Pam Am games. Not bad for a girl that knew nothing about wrestling just a short nine years ago.
If you would ask Cody she would just say that “she doesn’t care about all the awards and media coverage she gets and let’s her wrestling do the talking on the mats”.
With her travels, she was able to gain valuable technique and skills that helped her land a scholarship to attend Oklahoma City University under Head Coach Archie Randall and Assistant Coach Link Davis. Cody went 18-1 with eight falls and seven technical falls, she placed fourth place at 116 pounds in Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships and was All-American in just her freshman year of college. During her sophomore year Cody Went 34-1 with 25 pins and six technical-fall wins. She was crowned the 109-pound champion in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships on Feb. 14 in St. Louis in which she pinned Abby Floyd of Simon Fraser in 2:50. All along she would continue to wrestle during the spring, summer and fall for Titan Mercury Wrestling Club. This would help her with the international competition in Cuba and Brazil, where she placed 1st and 5th.
At the end of her sophomore season the Head Coach Archie Randall would be let go as the OCU was making changes to its wrestling program and staff.