2006-2007 (SOPHOMORE, 149)
Season record of 17-5 overall ... earned fifth place at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/4) by going 7-1, including a 14-3 major decision over Reece Mariacher of Brockport ... went 4-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/20), two of the victories coming by major decision and one by technical fall ... finished 3-2 at the Midlands (12/29-30), including a 13-3 major decision over Rob Jacobson of Central Michigan ... helped defend home turf by going 1-0 in both the Purdue Duals (12/17) and Boilermaker Duals (1/6) ... ranked third in both nearfalls and back points on the season with thirteen and 36, respectively, ranked fourth on the team in both wins and major decisions on the season with 17 and five, respectively, and ranked fifth on the team in takedowns on the season with 36.
2005-2006 (FRESHMAN, 149)
Was 14-12 overall in his first season at 149 pounds ... pinned Cody Hier of Mott in 1:55 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5) ... defeated Mark Getto of Sacred Heart by technical fall, 24-7, at the Body Bar Invitational (11/19) before placing fourth ... went 5-1 at the Northern Iowa Open (12/4) ... went 2-1 at the Lone Star Duals (1/7), defeating Kyle LeValley of Northern Colorado in a 7-5 decision and Mike Ashton of Brown in a 9-5 decision.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-time letterwinner at Trinity High School ... compiled a career record of 134-30 ... sectional runner-up, PIAA state qualifier, and fourth-place finisher at WPIAL as a sophomore ... achieved most takedowns and most pins of his team during junior year ... sectional champion, WPIAL Southwest regional runner-up, and PIAA state qualifier as a junior ... achieved most takedowns of his team during senior year ... PowerAde champion, Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic champion, sectional champion, WPIAL Southwest regional runner-up, and placed seventh at PIAA state finals as a senior ... lettered two years in cross country ... named team MVP as a sophomore ... coached on the mat by Jeff Bricker, and Angelo and Mike Marino.
Born on June 19, 1985, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... full name is Mark Louis Powell ... son of David and Joyce Powell ... has one brother, Ryan ... enjoys weightlifting and listening to music ... majoring in pre-pharmacy.