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Penn State makes West Coast swing looking to remain unbeaten
Penn State sends eight to open tournament, three reach finals
Sanderson's Lions open season with home/away dual combination
Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad holds top spot for third straight time
Head coach Cael Sanderson’s crew also top InterMat’s Dual Meet Rankings
2014-14:#19 final coaches ranking/#15 final RPI...beat Lehigh's Santiago Martinez on 11/9 in Nittany Lion dual debut...posted perfect 6-0 mark with two pins, a tech and a major to claim ESU Open crown on 11/16...13-4 major over Clarion's Slade Horner on 11/22....went 4-1 to take seventh place at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/6...majored Maryland's Tyler Manion on 12/11 in Big Ten dual debut...sparked Penn State in its 20-15 win over Virginia Tech with dominating 17-2 tech fall over Chris Moon on 12/19...went 2-2 with a major at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2...dropped close matches to #4 Taylor Walsh (6-9 dec.) and #6 Bo Jordan (6-10 dec.) on 1/9 and 1/11...last second takedown to beat #7 Nick Moore of Iowa 4-2 in front of sold out BJC crowd on 2/8.
Big Ten Championships (2-3, DNP): Went 2-3 at first Big Ten Championship tournament on 3/7-8
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.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2014-15||23-12||9-6 (5-4)||14-6 (2-3/0-0)||3-1||3-0||6-2||33|
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