Career: Compiled a 55-37 record in wrestling weights ranging from 149 to 165 … 2015 NCAA qualifier … Took third at the ACC Championship in 2015 … Three-time ACC Honor Roll member.
2014-15: Duke’s starter at 149 pounds … NCAA qualifier … Took third at the ACC Championship … Posted a career-best 22-9 record and 9-4 mark in duals … Went 3-2 against ACC foes … Took third at the Hokie Open and fifth at the Wolfpack Open … Grabbed a crucial 5-3 decision over Brian Hamann of NC State to help Duke to the 18-17 victory over the Wolfpack … Also garnered ACC dual victories over rival North Carolina and Virginia Tech … Went 2-0 against Big Ten opponents, winning at Michigan and Michigan State … Pinned Virginia’s TJ Miller in the ACC Championship third-place match to secure an automatic bid to NCAA Championships … Had four pins on the year, including a 36-second fall in the NCAA Championships to advance to the second day of competition … NWCA All-Academic Team … Earned the team’s Scholar Athlete Award … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013-14: Bumped up to 165 pounds in 2013-14 … Started all but two duals for the Blue Devils … Finished the year with an 11-17 overall record … Went 7-12 in duals and 2-4 against ACC foes … Took third at the Hokie Open … Picked up ACC wins against NC State and Maryland … Wrestled eight ranked opponents during the season … Went 10-9 in decisions … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13: Led the Duke lineup at 149 pounds with a 22-11 overall record … went 13-3 in duals and 2-1 against ACC dual matches … took fourth at the Keystone Classic after upsetting No. 5 seed Andrew Lenzi of Penn to advance to the consolation championship match … his 22 wins were tied for a team-best … had three falls … earned ACC victories against North Carolina and NC State … posted four major decisions.
2011-12: Redshirt year ... went 25-7 while competing unattached at 149 pounds ... took home top honors in two tournaments and placed among top five in five tournaments overall ... won the Pembroke Classic ... beat the top seed Pete Baldwin of Old Dominion in championship bout at Pembroke Classic ... also won the Davidson Open ... started the campaign with a 7-0 record and was 18-2 in his first 20 bouts ... grabbed runner-up honors at The Citadel Open ... also took second at the Appalachian Open ... closed out his rookie campaign with a fifth-place showing at the national Collegiate Open ... posted a 2-2 record at the prestigious Southern Scuffle ... narrowly lost a 5-3 decision to 14th-ranked Kyle Bradley of Missouri at the Southern Scuffle ... registered five falls ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner at Parkland High School for Maurice Atwood ... Also lettered in his postgraduate year for Rob Buyea for Northfield Mount Hermon ... Compiled a 182-15 scholastic record at Parkland and finished his high school career with a 213-18 overall mark ... Helped lead Parkland to state dual championships and state tournament titles in each of his three seasons as a letterwinner ... Team has won 216 consecutive matches in five years, ranking as the third longest streak in history across the nation ... Two-time state qualifier ... Captured the state title his senior season at Parkland at 140 pounds ... Finished 2010 with a 58-1 overall record ... Registered 40 pins in his 58 wins as a senior ... Won a career-best 65 matches his junior season ... Took first at the regional tournament as a junior and senior ... Captured top honors at the King of the Mat Invitational twice and was third as a sophomore ... Finished fifth at the state tournament as a junior ... At Northfield Mount Hermon, posted a 31-2 record at 152 pounds ... Took first place at the Class A Tournament ... Won the New England Championships and captured the top spot at the 2011 prep national championships to win a national title ... Northfield Mt. Hermon ranked sixth national among prep schools.
Personal: Born Marcus Anthony Cain on Sept. 27, 1992 in Augusta, Ga. ... son of Parish and Teresa Powell ... has three brothers, Brian, Alex and Derrick and two sisters, Janay and Persia.
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