‘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 great passion for the sport.
Mario served as Assistant Coach to 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
- Midlands Runner Up