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Mainzer Signs to Wrestle for OCU

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:11 am

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School senior wrestler Abby Mainzer recently signed her letter of commitment to wrestle for Oklahoma City University (OCU), a national powerhouse in women’s collegiate wrestling.

A three-year MVP in wrestling, Abby placed first in the 185-pound weight class in the 2014 and 2015

SAS wrestlingTSSAA State Wrestling Championships. After moving to the more competitive weight class of 148-pounds this year, she qualified for the state championship by placing third at the regional tournament, she placed third at the state championship, and helped propel her team to a fifth place finish.

Abby is the daughter of Jim and Robin Mainzer of Monteagle, Tenn. She is an outstanding student who is consistently on the Honor Roll. In addition to her wrestling accolades, Abby is a four-year varsity starter on the basketball team, a former MVP in mountain biking, and a former Most Improved Player in softball. She has served SAS in a variety of leadership roles including Student Ambassador, member of the Honor Council, and Proctor. Abby is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol and is first lieutenant of the Tullahoma Cadet Squadron and Cadet Commander. In 2015, she received the General Billy Mitchell

Award, awarded to only 5 percent of CAP cadets nationwide. She will attend OCU on an Army ROTC scholarship.

“We are really excited to have Abby in the fall,” said OCU assistant wrestling coach Matthew Stevens. “OCU is a very prestigious program athletically and academically, Abby fits both of these. We look forward for opportunity to further her wrestling career and help her obtain her goals.”