LHS’ Parris Named To All-USA Preseason Wrestling Team
By Travis Thayer
Lawrenceburg High School’s Mason Parris, with parents Mark and Shay, announced Tuesday, October 24 that he will wrestle at the University of Michigan. Photo courtesy of Ryan Knigga.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Mason Parris is already a household name in Eagle Country, but his name is now growing nationally.
On Tuesday, the USA Today released its 2017-18 All-USA Preseason Wrestling team. The team was selected by Earl Smith of InterMat based on past performance, level of competition and strength of schedule.
Lawrenceburg High School’s Mason Parris was one of 33 wrestlers, representing 15 states to make the All-USA team.
It comes as no surprise as InterMat ranks Parris as the top 220-pound wrestler in the nation. Parris’ high school accolades include back-to-back IHSAA Wrestling State Championships, and a dominating win at FloNationals this past spring.
Parris will ride a 105-match winning streak into his senior season.
Rumors of Parris playing football in college were put to bed last month when he announced he would wrestle at the University of Michigan. Parris, an all-state football player, had received offers from D1 schools such as Ball State University and the University of Cincinnati.
Michigan’s wrestling program finished 8-7 overall, 4-5 in the Big Ten during the 2016-17 season. With Parris, the Wolverines boast one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. Michigan currently has a senior wrestling at Parris’ weight class, which could pave the way for early mat time as a freshman.