The 6-foot, 150-pound senior won the Class 6A state meet this past season with a time of 15:21.9, breaking the tape 13.7 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Tigers to a first-place finish as a team. A seven-time state champion including both cross country and track and field, Pabst finished third at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, and crossed the line 63rd at the Nike Cross Nationals South Regional championships.
Pabst has maintained a weighted 4.05 GPA in the classroom. He is planning on taking a mission trip through his church after he graduates high school this spring.
Pabst is a member of the Bentonville High Orchestra and has reached the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He also owns two small businesses—Neat Freak Auto Detailing and The Lawn Guys—and he has volunteered locally as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.