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    #16 Sophomore Mason Gibson Verbals to Cornell

    Mason Gibson at the 2022 Cadet Trials (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    On the first day that DI schools were allowed to contact prospective student-athletes from the Class of 2024, Cornell received a huge commitment. #16 overall Mason Gibson (Bishop McCort, PA) announced via social media that he had given the Big Red a verbal.

    Gibson was a Pennsylvania AA state runner-up as a freshman for Bishop McCort; however, he and his teammates were not able to compete in the postseason in 2022 (and for the next two seasons) because of punishments handed down by the PIAA regarding transfers and recruiting.

    Even without a state tournament, Gibson and his teammates have managed to shine on the national level. So far in 2022, Gibson has won NHSCA Sophomore Nationals and took seventh at 55 kg at the Cadet World Team Trials in freestyle.

    Last year, Gibson was third at the Cadet Trials in the same weight class. He later went on to place top-three in both styles in Fargo at the 16U level, winning Greco and taking third in freestyle.

    Mason announced his presence in 2019 by winning the 106 lb weight class at the Super 32 despite being in eighth grade. A year later, Gibson was third.

    Getting Gibson shouldn't be considered a huge surprise as his older brother, Erik, was the #56 recruit in the Class of 2022 and is headed to Ithaca.

    We still have two full years of competition before the younger Gibson enrolls at Cornell so nailing down his projected weight may be difficult. Seeing as he wrestled 55 kg in April and based on his body type, he may be a 133 lber for Mike Grey's team.

    For all of the recruiting listings, check out InterMat's College Commitment Page.

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