Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons

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Rachel Parsons was born on November 19, 1997 in Rockville, Maryland and her brother Michael Parsons was born on October 3, 1995 in Rockville, Maryland also. They are ice dancers representing the USA. They've been ice dancing together as a team since 2010 and they train in Rockville. They are the 2016/17 Junior World champions and 2016/17 US Junior National champions.

Pronunciations of both names
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYUdGJfIO9Y

Last updated: January 26 2019 by combo

August 2016 Update by tulosai and dorispulaski

Brief Career Summary

Rachel and Michael won both of their JGP events this fall and will compete at the JGP Final this December. They previously competed at the JGP Final in 2013, coming in 6th. They have attended Junior Worlds three times, and placed 4th there in 2015.

Biographical Information

ISU Biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013500.htm
Icenetwork Biography: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/parsons_parsons
Official Website: http://www.parsons.ice-dance.com/
Rachel's Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Parsons_(ice_dancer)
Michael's Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Parsons_(figure_skater)

Social Media Information

Rachel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rae_sk8er (@ rae_sk8er)
Michael's Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelap95 (@ michaelap95)
Rachel's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raemarie.parsons/ (@ raemarie.parsons)
Michael's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelap95/ (@ michaelap95)

Personal best scores

Personal Best Total Score180.95ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2018
Personal Best Score Short Dance70.02ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2018
Personal Best Score Free Dance110.93ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2018

Historical records (before 2018/19 season)

Personal Best Total Score164.83ISU World Junior Championships 2017
Personal Best Score Short Dance67.88ISU World Junior Championships 2016
Personal Best Score Free Dance97.54ISU World Junior Championships 2017

Programs

2018-2019

RD: Tango: Vuelvo al Sur by Medialuna Tango Project, Tango Cha by Sergio Belem
FD2: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
FD1: To Build A Home by The Cinematic Orchestra, Patrick Watson

2019 US Nationals RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3kGM489JTM
2019 US Nationals FD2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU1ex8CKS_U&feature=youtu.be


2018 NHK RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwTXt9qWO58

2018 Nebelhorn Trophy RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGt2cXgcNTo
2018 Nebelhorn Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irmvpdglSUs

2018 Lombardia Trophy RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12PAgLx_ieo
2018 Lombardia Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTWNAxdLCio

2018 Asian Open RD

2018 Asian Open FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl1a5VISdxI

2018 Lake Placid RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYqZa0QnIk0
2018 Lake Placid FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HSaY7dnbzw

2017-2018

SD: Rhumba: Mambo Molly by Mambo Molly, Slow rhumba: Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime by Zucchero, Mambo: Congo Crazed by Mambo Molly
FD: Ghost Dances - La Partida by Victor Jara, Sikuriadas by Inti Illimani, Quiaquenpita by Inti Illimani

2018 Four Continents SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4uEsO84ymg
2018 Four Continents FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMcSuTQf2yc

2018 US Nationals SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj6lo3xaZGY
2018 US Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ohjCPbAlWY

2017 Golden Spin SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MuyUcr1FHU
2017 Golden Spin FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O8XZdWicJY

2017 Skate America SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHzA_wBONWE
2017 Skate America FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr2j_ZFR6qM

2017 Rostelecom Cup SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba-hrZdRzeg
2017 Rostelecom Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp15JWCtEQc

2017 Ondrej Nepela SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_4-4psoS98
2017 Ondrej Nepela FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafOSQOEmKA

2017 Lake Placid IDI SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYG4MwcbvmQ
2017 Lake Placid IDI FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvC_KG33QDg

2016-2017
SD Hiphop: "A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody," performed by Fergie, Goonrock and Q-Tip; Blues: Born to Die by Lana Del Rey
FD Singing in the Rain by Sophia Sin

2017 Junior Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37C6xuqcrHo
2017 Junior Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhXg2NidJLw

2017 US Junior Nationals SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhzB-t6xtK0
2017 US Junior Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKlTGTT3tlE

2016 Junior Grand Prix Final SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfqvu16G_S4
2016 Junior Grand Prix Final FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkNwz_J_gcA

2016 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA1LuO0QAS4
2016 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XirgMk23zk

2016 JGP Yokohama SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhi7fyva9To
2016 JGP Yokohama FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GWGz-ffqLM

2016 Lake Placid IDC SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZit2-xf4I
2016 Lake Placid IDC FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6pGyXgNF88

2015-2016 Season
SD: Cinderella's Departure for the Ball (from Cinderella) by Sergei Prokofiev
FD: La Malamada, Palabras y Vientoby by Medialuna Tango Project

2016 Junior Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ut9J97wtJA
2016 Junior Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k67RMrCXPl0

2016 US Nationals SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhzB-t6xtK0
2016 US Nationals FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKlTGTT3tlE

2015-16 JGP Final SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmKU9Xe_6cE
2015-16 JGP Final FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atzDUHjBZFM

2015 JGP Croatia SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYUdGJfIO9Y
2015 JGP Croatia FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ji3PXI7o0

2015 JGP Slovakia SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqp1H0qt8Rw
2015 JGP Slovakia FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjOWfCR3y_E

2015 Lake Placid IDC SD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmVFSih-1uM
2015 Lake Placid IDC FD:

2014-2015 Season
SD: Fruta Fresca (Club Mix) by Carlos Vives, Heart of the Wind by Robert Tree Cody
FD: Selections from Notre Dame de Paris by Luc Plamondon

2015 Junior Worlds SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42M4DWXZIxk
2015 Junior Worlds FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ZuckB9zz4

2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup SD (Juniors):
2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup FD (Juniors): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFrCebURYfI

2014 JGP Croatia SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDWb0FCY8PE
2014 JGP Croatia FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYsasjfOZHw

2014 JGP Japan SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcfl94Hi0FM
2014 JGP Japan FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vCgzSOW-GU

2013-2014 Season
SD: Music from the Funny Girl soundtrack by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
FD: Selections from The Twilight Saga by various artists

2014 Junior Worlds SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMt95q-iI50
2014 Junior Worlds FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCSpqXj59Q

2014 US Nationals Junior FD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdywSXEb8MU

2013 JGP Final SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkAX-A0xOI
2013 JGP Final FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INz35RiGsS8

2013 JGP Czech Republic SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0aSvB7HKRk
2013 JGP Czech Republic FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BhGGTo7f-4

2012-2013 Season
SD: 4 Minutes by Madonna and Justin Timberlake, Cyber Shanty Town Blues by Christian HipHop Factory
FD: Walpurgis Night by Charles Gounod

2012 JGP Austria SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p6-_ZZvzOg
2012 JGP Austria FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHMj-25L1vI

2012 JGP Croatia SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcfmxstWyE
2012 JGP Croatia FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n62GSdofLoU

2011-2012 Season
SD: Psychedelic Sally by Eddie Jefferson
FD: To Glory, Enigmatic Soul by Thomas J. Bergersen

2012 Junior Worlds SD:
2012 Junior Worlds FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx8JE89uc6U

2011 JGP Poland SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWOvy4R08o
2011 JGP Poland FD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rpOy3AIyL8

COMPETITIVE HISTORY



CompetitionCD1CD2SDFDFinal
Season 2018-2019​
2019 US Nationals
6
7
6 (170.26)
2018 ISU GP Internationaux de France665 (171.17)
2018 ISU GP NHK Trophy333 (178.64)
2018 ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy222 (180.95)
2018 ISU CS Lombardia Trophy232 (170.68)
2018 ISU CS Asian Open Trophy132 (157.13)
2018 Lake Placid IDI222 (164.74)
Season 2017-2018​
2018 ISU Four Continents Championships666 (155.30)
2018 US National Championships565 (176.07)
2017 ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb988 (152.38)
2017 ISU GP Skate America899 (145.54)
2017 ISU GP Rostelecom Cup787 (148.75)
2017 ISU CS Ondrej Nepela232 (163.14)
2017 Lake Placid IDI--2
Season 2016-2017​
2017 ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships211 (164.83)
2017 US Junior National Championships111 (176.33)
2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final211 (162.50)
2016 ISU JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter111 (157.63)
2016 ISU JGP Yokohama111 (160.42)
2016 Lake Placid IDI Junior111 (156.17)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Junior World Championships122 (162.74)
2016 US Junior Championships
222 (165.46)
2015-16 JGP Final253 (144.41)
2015 JGP Zagreb111 (160.79)
2015 JGP Bratislava211 (149.42)
2015 Lake Placid IDI Junior111 (141.41)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Junior Championships454 (140.94)
2015 US Junior Championships222 (144.98)
2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Cup222 (143.18)
2014 Eastern Junior Sectionals122 (151.42)
2014 JGP Zagreb222 (140.33)
2014 JGP Nagoya TV Cup133 (131.42)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Junior Championships488 (131.82)
2014 U.S. Junior National Championships323 (145.78)
2014 Junior Grand Prix Final666 (116.60)
2013 JGP Czech Skate162 (134.73)
2013 JGP Kosice222 (131.10)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 U.S. Eastern Junior Sectionals212 (135.64)
2012 JGP Croatia Cup233 (134.09)
2012 JGP Austria486 (114.05)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 World Junior Championships161415 (109.16)
2012 U.S. Junior National Championships344 (123.26)
2012 Youth Olympic Games444 (114.22)
2012 U.S. Eastern Junior Sectionals222 (113.39)
2011 JGP Baltic Cup 1099 (107.97)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 U.S. Novice National Championships1121 (112.82)
2011 U.S. Eastern Novice Sectionals1111 (115.37)


Exhibitions

2018 Nebelhorn Trophy Exhibitio
https://youtu.be/c5wBia-gIMQ

2016 Junior Worlds EX Elevation by U2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0EcSH6l5Lg

2015 World Juniors EX Rhumba and Samba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnndeoKvKxM

2015 World Junior Championships with McNamara & Carpenter as a foursome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqNxyYYEAM

2015 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup Torun EX foursome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IIUsD8oMas

December 2014 Rockville, MD Town Square Holiday Open House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LL0tY4B7xM


Golden Skate Articles and Media

October 2018 Golden Skate short video twitterview
https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1045774244335038465

July 2015 Parsons and Parsons look to raise the bar:
http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/07/rachel-parsons-michael-parsons/

Updated March 2016
 
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:love: thank you for adopting them! They did a splendid job at JGP Croatia in the SD!
 

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Very impressive score in the SD. They train with McNamara/Carpenter at WISA, right? They seem to know what they are doing where the levels are concerned!
 

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Very impressive score in the SD. They train with McNamara/Carpenter at WISA, right? They seem to know what they are doing where the levels are concerned!

Exactly! They train at the same rink and have the same coach. So there must be something right going on in that rink. They might not even have to move out of Rockville. Detroit isn't the only option.

And plus it makes me excited that they (Plus McNamara/Carpenter) live in the DC metropolitan area. Cause I do as well. Sorry but when a skater(s) you like are from a metropolitan area you live in or same area, it makes you feel excited.
 

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They are my favorite team and I am thrilled to see them do so well this year. Their short dance in Zagreb is a new personal best by 7 points, and I think the highest SD score in all the JGPs so far this year! Can't wait until Free dance!
 

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They are my favorite team and I am thrilled to see them do so well this year. Their short dance in Zagreb is a new personal best by 7 points, and I think the highest SD score in all the JGPs so far this year! Can't wait until Free dance!

Welcome to Golden Skate and congrats on your first post!
 

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:cheer:

2015-2016
SD Waltz: Cinderella's Departure for the Ball by Sergei Prokofiev; Choreography: Elena Novak
FD La Malamada by Medialuna Tango Project, Palabras y Viento by Medialuna Tango Project; Choreography: Elena Novak

2015 JGP Zagreb SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYUdGJfIO9Y
2015 JGP Zagreb FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ji3PXI7o0

2015 JGP Bratislava SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqp1H0qt8Rw
2015 JGP Bratislava FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjOWfCR3y_E

2015 Lake Placid IDC SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmVFSih-1uM


2014-2015
SD "Fruta Fresca (Club Mix)" by Carlos Vives
FD Soundtrack of Notre Dame de Paris by Luc Plamondon


2015 World Junior Championships SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42M4DWXZIxk
2015 World Junior Championships FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ZuckB9zz4

2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup FD (Juniors)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFrCebURYfI

2014 JGP Aichi JPN SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcfl94Hi0FM
2014 JGP Aichi JPN FD
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8vCgzSOW-GU

2014 JGP Zagreb SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDWb0FCY8PE
2014 JGP Zagreb FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYsasjfOZHw

2013-2014
SD Funny Girl soundtrack by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
FD Soundtrack of The Twilight Saga by various artists

2014 US Nationals Junior FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdywSXEb8MU

2013-14 JGPF SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkAX-A0xOI
2013-14 JGPF FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INz35RiGsS8

2013 JGP Kosice SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0aSvB7HKRk
2013 JGP Kosice FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BhGGTo7f-4

2013 Czech Skate SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2c930iiJU
2013 Czech Skate FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyc3SZ68Cyo

2012-2013
SD "4 Minutes" by Madonna and Justin Timberlake, "Cyber Shanty Town Blues" by Christian HipHop Factory
FD Music: "Walpurgis Night" by Charles Gounod

2012 JGP Austria SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p6-_ZZvzOg
2012 JGP Austria FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHMj-25L1vI

2012 JGP Croatia Cup SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcfmxstWyE
2012 JGP Croatia Cup FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n62GSdofLoU

2011-2012
SD "Psychedelic Sally" by Eddie Jefferson
FD "To Glory, Enigmatic Soul" by Thomas J. Bergersen

2012 World Junior Championships FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx8JE89uc6U

2011 JGP Baltic Cup SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWOvy4R08o
2011 JGP Baltic Cup FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rpOy3AIyL8

2010-2011
FD "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky



Competitive History

Exhibitions

2015 World Juniors EX Rhumba and Samba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnndeoKvKxM

2015 World Junior Championships with McNamara & Carpenter as a foursome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqNxyYYEAM

2015 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup Torun EX foursome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IIUsD8oMas

December 2014 Rockville, MD Town Square Holiday Open House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LL0tY4B7xM
 
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skatemd1

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Can't wait to see them skate this week in Barcelona! Team USA is well represented, but especially in ice dance this year.
 

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They were excellent.
And Rachel looked pretty with her hair styled like that.
 

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I feel a little bit gutted for them after that FD. But at least they medaled! :D I'm happy for them that they medaled! I bet they'll do a lot better at junior nationals and junior worlds!
 

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I feel a little bit gutted for them after that FD. But at least they medaled! :D I'm happy for them that they medaled! I bet they'll do a lot better at junior nationals and junior worlds!

Yes, good to see them still on the podium even with some mistakes (which they don't usually make! -- Their twizzles have been consistently awesome, not just great, all season long). With a clean skate in the FD, they could have been in first, but this is a tough sport and everyone has their on and off days. And that SD was just fantastic. This was a strong Junior field, and lots to look forward to at worlds.
 

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Yes, good to see them still on the podium even with some mistakes (which they don't usually make! -- Their twizzles have been consistently awesome, not just great, all season long). With a clean skate in the FD, they could have been in first, but this is a tough sport and everyone has their on and off days. And that SD was just fantastic. This was a strong Junior field, and lots to look forward to at worlds.

I am as well!
 

skatemd1

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Yes! Really fun to watch. The top two Junior teams are just spectacular, have been all year, and great to see them both skate so well in the short dance. Parsons' score was their personal best with all level-4 on the elements, and only one small wobble that was the difference in GOE between 1st and 2nd. Really looking forward to free dance.
 
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