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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pedersen Inks Austin Deal

Press Release

Austin Elite Rugby Management announces the signing of Mason Pedersen in the #1 loosehead prop position for the 2018 Major League Rugby season.

Mason Pedersen is from Long Beach, California, 21 years old, and attended Mountain Vista High School. He began playing rugby at age 15 for Belmont Shore. He has played prop for USA Men's U20 for the Jr World cup in 2016; University of Arizona Rugby where he will also graduate in 2018 with a degree in Finance; USA Rugby Selects Americas Pacific Challenge 2016; PRO League San Diego Breakers; USA Men's Collegiate All-Americans; Maccabi USA Rugby 2017; Republic of Texas All-Stars; and the Austin Huns 2017 national championship team. Mason is also in the USA Eagles players pool.

"It's not just an opportunity to play high-level rugby in the country I live in. It's something special. It's not club rugby: it's taking a step up, which is great for everybody including me," says Mason of his opportunity and excitement to join Austin's first major league team of any sport.

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