Canisius' Mason Hoose one of four local state Catholic wrestling champions
February 13, 2017


For a while, Canisius senior Mason Hoose couldn’t catch a break.

He missed his entire junior wrestling season after having surgery on both of his shoulders and came into this year without preseason practices because of a concussion he suffered in the final game of the fall football season.

Hoose was rusty at first, admittedly losing a few winnable matches, but just a few months later, his fortunes have certainly turned and he’s returned to his dominant ways. He made quick work of Nicholas Cohen of St. Joseph’s by the Sea with a first period pin in the finals of the state Catholic High Schools Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament on Sunday at St. Francis to win the 220-pound title.