‘The Shot Doctor’
Mario Mason is a charismatic individual with a true love for the sport of wrestling. A smooth unassuming technician from the neutral position, his high energy, and all around competitive nature allows him to be a coach with a great passion for the sport.
Mario served as Assistant Coach at Bergen Catholic High School which finished #1 in NJ and #5 Nationally. Bergen Catholic won the District 7 Team Title and the NJ Non-Public “A” State Title. Mario also Assisted at St Augustine Prep during the 2013-2014 season. The Prep finished 2nd behind Bergen in the NJ Non-Public “A” and they won the District 32 Team Title. During the 2014 individual state tournament, in Atlantic City, The Prep and Bergen combined for 3 State Champions and 4 additional State medals. In the Summer of 2014 Mario was asked to assist NJ’s Freestyle National Team. Team NJ finished with upwards of 15 All Americans and 4 Champs. Team Mason accounted for 2 All Americans.
Mario wrestled at the #1 ranked Blair Academy and wrestled for Jeff Buxton, one of the most decorated high school coaches in the country. Coach Buxton’s technique intensive, hard-nosed environment helped shape his high school career, as well as laying down the building blocks to becoming a coach. 3x Prep National Champ Ironman Invitational Champ Beast of the East Champ 3x Fargo National Freestyle Champ (1 Cadet and 2 Junior) 125-12 career record including an unblemished 40-0 Junior campaign NHSCA Junior and Senior National Champ After High School Mario went on to wrestle for, then #1 ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers coached by the legendary J Robinson for 2 season. He finished his collegiate career with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
- Fila Junior National Champion
- Freestyle University National Champion
- Junior Pan Ams Runner Up in Venezuela
- 3x NCAA Qualifier