Pagan in 2008-09 (Jr.): Served as Navy's starting 141-pound and turned in a 17-16 record (3-6 dual) ... after dropping his opening match of the year, won fifth straight matches en route to a fourth-place finish at the Eastern Michigan Open ... turned in a 6-1 record at the Nittany Lion Open where he placed fifth ... also competed in the Navy Classic and the Southern Scuffle ... placed second at the All-Academy Championship ... earned dual wins over Bucknell's Adam Healey (3-1), East Stroudsburg's Matthew Rizzo (14-4) and Army's Casey Thome (Inj, 4:23) ... defeated Brown's Stephen DeLorenzo in the first round of the EIWA Championship before bowing out.
2007-08 (So.): Spent his sophomore year wrestling at 133 pounds where he posted a 13-9 record ... opened the year by winning three straight matches at the Eastern Michigan Open, including a major decision over Michigan's Jack Shaheen ... went on to place fourth in the tournament ... won six of his eight matches at the Navy Classic, including five in a row ... also finished fourth in the Mids' home tournament ... won a pair of matches at the Southern Scuffle which featured a pin against North Carolina's Jeremy Shaw ... split in his two dual appearances, though should have been the victor in both had a scoring error not cost him against NC State ... picked up a 7-6 win over Matt Swallow of East Stroudsburg in the second tie breaker.
2006-07 (Fr..): Produced an impressive 14-7 record at 125 pounds in his first season at the Academy ... placed fourth at the West Virginia Open, dropping the third-place match to Old Dominion's James Nicholson ... followed up with a four-place showing at the Navy Classic ... tripped up by teammate Alex Usztics in the third-place match ... competed at the Nittany Lion Open where he posted a 3-2 record ... earned a 7-5 win over The Citadel's Matt Leach to take third place at the All-Academy Championship ... won his lone dual of the year, an 8-2 decision over Cumberland's Desean Willis.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, N.J., Pagan attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... earned four letters in wrestling ... led Bishop George Ahr to the 2003-04 Region V Championship title ... placed fourth at the 2003-04 New Jersey State Wrestling Championship and sixth in 2004-05.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Robert Pagan ... son of Joseph and Margaret Pagan ... born Oct. 20, 1987, in New Jersey ... brother, Joseph, graduated from the Naval Academy in 2006 ... majoring in Quantitative Economics ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.