Austin Elite Rugby – Mason Pedersen
Austin Elite Rugby signed Mason Pedersen at loosehead prop. Mason joined the Austin Huns for the 2017 season, helping the team win their first USA Rugby Club Division 1 Championship.
Mason is 21 years old and went to Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Upon graduation, he attended college at the University of Arizona in 2014, majoring in Finance. He also participated in a study abroad program at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Mason Pedersen & USA National Team Rugby
Mason Pedersen was a member of the USA Rugby Junior All-American U20s team that went to Zimbabwe in 2016 to contend for the Junior World Cup Trophy. During August 2016, he went on tour to Queensland, Australia with the USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans. By Fall 2016, he was selected for the USA Rugby Selects for the Americas Pacific Challenge. As a result of an injury sustained in the tournament, he was not available for consideration for the Eagles XV.
Other Rugby Involvement
Mason has also played College rugby at the University of Arizona and USA Club Rugby for both Belmont Shore and most recently for the Austin Huns.
In 2016 Mason also played PRO Rugby for the San Diego Breakers.
This past Summer, Mason was selected for the Maccabi USA team that played in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. He was the vice-captain of the Gold Medal winning team.
In August 2017, he played for the Republic of Texas All-Stars against the Liberty Rugby Conference All-Stars in Bermuda. This match was held prior to the USA Islanders playing the Saracens, of Aviva Premiership Rugby.
Austin Elite Rugby Release
Austin Elite Rugby Signings
- Alain Hyardet – Head Coach
- Rick Medina – Corporate Sales Manager
- Peter Malcolm – Hooker
- Zinzan Elan-Puttick – Fullback
- Sione Fangaihuia – Center
- Vetekina Malafu – Wing
- Michael Reid – Scrumhalf
- Mason Pedersen – Loosehead Prop
- Zac Mizell – Flyhalf, Utility Back