Austin Gilgronis re-signed former Dartmouth College hooker, Mason Koch, who was the 16th pick in the 2020 Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. The 24-year-old is 5’9″ and 220 lbs.
Mason played 267 minutes in 9 matches, starting 2, and scored 2 tries for the Gilgronis in 2021.
Mason is from Coralville, Iowas, and attended Iowa City West High School. He was a multi-sport athlete playing football, wrestling, and playing baseball. When he entered high school, he discovered rugby and was a founder of the high school club, playing for the team for three years.
He was also an outstanding student and was admitted to Dartmouth College where he continued to play rugby and helped the team earn four consecutive Ivy League Championship during his tenure. He also gained individual honors as a 2019 Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention and was the 2019 and 2020 Team Captain. He also was the recipient of the Wayne Young Award as the team’s MVP.