2015 - Garrett Wren, a 26-year old mandolin player from Takoma Park, MD placed 3rd in this year’s competition. Garrett in real life is an ESL teacher, teaching Korean and he will soon be moving to Harpers Ferry, VA. This was Garrett’s first time to enter this contest. He has been playing the mandolin for almost half of his life and in addition to mandolin he also plays the guitar. Some of his hobbies include reading, writing, films, and hockey.
Garrett will take back to MD and/or VA the 3rd Place Trophy and a Clark F5 Mandolin by Clark Mandolins of Boise, ID.