2016-17 (R-JUNIOR): Qualified for the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds by finishing second at the Pac-12 Championships, losing 8-2 in the finals to Arizona State’s Josh Maruca...went 1-2 at the NCAA Tournament...named second team Academic All-Conference...Won his first 10 matches of the season including a first place showing at the Roadrunner Open...was 2-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational...went 2-2 at the Midlands...finished season with an 18-8 record and two pins.
2015-16 (R-SOPHOMORE): Went 3-0 at the App State Duals...finished fourth at the Roadrunner Open...was 1-2 at the CKLV...lone victory was a pin of the third seed, Virginia Tech’s Sal Mastriani...was 5-2 at the RTOC, missing placing by one match...finished dual season with a 10-4 record...came in fourth at the Pac-12 Championships to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament...went 2-2 at the national tournament to complete the season with a 23-15 record...had three pins.
2014-15 (R-FRESHMAN): Was 1-2 at the CK Las Vegas Invitational...finished second at the Reno Tournament of Champions, winning first four matches before losing 3-0 to Ohio’s Tywan Claxton in the finals...went 2-2 at the Midlands Championsihps...took home top honors at the California Collegiate Open at 149 pounds with a 4-0 records...outscored his opponents 53-12 during the tournament...extended winning streak to eight with a 4-0 victory over Jake Velarde of Boise State Feb. 6...placed fourth at the Pac-12 Championships with a 1-2 record...ended season with a 19-11 record and two pins.
2013-14 (REDSHIRT): Placed fifth at the Roadrunner Open at 149...posted a 7-6 record in three open tournaments.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Bakersfield High School...coach was former CSU Bakersfield wrestler Andy Varner...became the first four-time All-American wrestler in California history when he placed fourth at the 2013 Senior Nationals...won freshman and sophomore national championships and was third in Junior Nationals....a four-time first team All-League selection...a three-time state placewinner including a third place showing at 152 as a junior and fourth place finish at 152 as a senior...named team MVP on two occasions...graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 9, 1994...son of Ray and Lisa Hammond...a business adminstration major...brother Bryce is a member of the wrestling team at CSU Bakersfield...father Ray wrestled at CSUB.