Red-shirt freshman Garett Hammond heads into the 2014-15 season ready to battle for the starting nod at 165 pounds. A talented wrestler from Chambersburg, Hammond had a very successful red-shirt campaign a year ago. Parents: Lori and Mark Hammond -- Major: Health and Human Development.
Lion Career 2013-14: Hammond went 29-7 as an unattached wrestler, collecting nine pins, seven tech falls and four majors in the process. He ended the year seventh on the team in total victories and third in pins.
Garett Hammond comes to Penn State after an outstanding career at Chambersburg High School in Chambersburg, Pa. Hammond was a two-time state champion, having won last year and in 2012 and was runner-up as a sophomore. The true freshman left Chambersburg with an outstanding 125-14 career record. Hammond projects at 157 or 165 as a collegiate grappler. Hammond was ranked No. 70 overall by Intermat after his senior year.