Sent an e-mail and got the following answer
Thank you for contacting Marriott Rewards.
We regret to inform you that status match is not available at this time.
Our Elite levels are determined by loyalty which has already been demonstrated by our members accruing the required nights.
Elite levels are calculated each year based on the number of Elite nights accrued in the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Marriott Rewards members need to reach 10 Elite nights for the Silver level, 50 Elite nights for the Gold level, or 75 Elite nights for the Platinum level.
Please visit the following link for additional information concerning Elite membership:
We appreciate you choosing Marriott. Thank you for your understanding in the matter.
Internet Correspondence Specialist
Marriott Rewards Guest Services