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Men's Wrestling - Tue, Jun. 13, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell College head wrestling coach Mike Duroe has elevated former Ram standout Brent Hamm to head assistant on his 2017-18 staff.

Hamm, a two-time NCAA qualifier for the Rams, served as a part-time assistant at his alma mater the past two seasons. He moves into the lead assistant role for Nick Nothern, who accepted the head position at Neosho County Community College after three years on the Hilltop.

Hamm begins his new duties June 13.

"We are extremely thrilled to have Brent Hamm as a full-time member of the Cornell wrestling family," Duroe said. "Brent's expertise and passion for the sport of wrestling are unmatched. He has a tireless work ethic that made him a strong competitor wrestling for the Rams. His ability to engage with prospective student-athletes is extremely high and will definitely benefit our recruiting efforts."  

Hamm, a two-time team captain for the Rams, compiled 90 victories over his four-year collegiate career from 2011-15. The Iowa City native competed at the NCAA Division III Championships in 2014 and 2015, and was a four-time regional placewinner, winning the Central Region 174-pound title in 2015.

Hamm was a three-time NWCA Scholar All-American and member of the Dean's List. He earned team Most Dedicated, Most Valuable and Most Improved awards during his time in a Ram singlet.

Hamm received his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Cornell in 2015.

Hamm has been head coach of Lisbon Matpack Wrestling Club since November 2015. He was a personal trainer at GRIT Gym in Iowa City for two years (2015-17).

Hamm has served as a baseball umpire since 2012, working high school and collegiate games.     

Cornell's nationally-renowned wrestling program finished 20th at the 2017 NCAA Championships and fielded a national finalist for the fourth time in five years. The Rams went 9-6 in dual competition.