Parsons in 2006-07: Began the year as Antonio Miranda's backup at 184 pounds and ended the starter at 197 pounds ... produced an 18-9 record, including a 2-2 mark in dual meet competition ... opened the year with a second-place finish at the West Virginia Open, dropping the title match to Lehigh's David Craig ... placed third at the Navy Classic, earning a 5-1 decision over 20th-ranked Chance Litton from West Virginia ... won the All-Academy Championship 197-pound title by defeating Eric Vincent from the Merchant Marine Academy and Army's Connor Sanders ... the following week, Parson dropped Sanders again to lead Navy to its seventh straight dual win over the Black Knights ... turned in a 4-2 record in his first appearance at the EIWA Championship, including a 4-2 victory over Columbia's Nick Sommerfeld to place fifth.
2005-06: Finished his sophomore campaign with an 8-7 record ... posted a 3-1 record at the McDaniel Duals which included a 6-5 win over Army's Brent Nowak ... pinned Penn State's David Klug at the Penn State Open, as well as Duquesne's Mike Buczkowski ... dropped both dual matches.
2004-05: As a freshman, turned in an 11-10 record and won five of his last six matches ... earned his first-collegiate win at the West Virginia Open, defeating James Madison's Jason Chalfant, 14-9 ... earned two major decisions, including a 10-2 win over Michigan State's Dash Dudley at the Edinboro Open.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Northern High School, Parsons attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2003-04 academic year ... earned four letters in wrestling and track & field, while also winning a letter in cross country ... served as team captain of the wrestling and track teams during his senior year ... named to the Maryland All-Academic Team in 2003 ... led Northern to the 2003 South Region Championship, as well as a fourth-place finish at the state championship ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Daniel Parsons ... son of William and Mary Parsons ... born May 6, 1985, in Dunkirk, Md. .... uncle, Mike Abrashoff, graduated from the Academy in 1982 .... an History major, he has been named to the Commandant's List three times.