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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Just as soon as the Marcel Burns wrestling match on Saturday started, it ended. Laney’s Marcel Burns only needed five seconds to pin his Croatan High School opponent on Saturday. Former Laney state champion Tyrone Simpson previously held the record in New Hanover County with a six second pin. Simpson was part of the 1992 state championship wrestling team under head coach Alan Sewell. Simpson didn’t wrestle in college, but he did play college football briefly at the University of Maryland.

Marcel Burns currently has a 32-6 record this season. The record pin occurred at a home meet last Saturday. “When I first looked at my opponent he looked nervous so I decided to take advantage of it,” Burns said. “He was a little heavy on his front foot so I snapped him down. I ran a move on him called “The Iowa” and I just took him straight to his back. I believe the record will last a while. It was so fast. I don’t see anyone beating it anytime soon.”

The state record for a pin in high school wrestling in North Carolina is three seconds. The state record is shared by four different wrestlers. Marcel Burns will be back on the mat on Saturday when Laney participates in the Mideastern Conference Championship Meet at Ashley High School.

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7 Comments on "Laney wrestler breaks 21 year old record with 5 second pin"

2015 years 8 months ago

Congratulations love. I am so proud of you. Stay focused and keep up the good work. I love your Auntie.

The Sewell's
2015 years 8 months ago

This young man is a “Class Act” and very deserving.

2015 years 8 months ago

Fellow Bucaneer wrestler here class of “99” wow these years do go by fast. Good to see Laney still on Top

Auntie Tonya
2015 years 8 months ago

YOU GO, BOY!!!!!
from Auntie Tonya,who you don’t even know, but is extremely proud of you!

To God Be the Glory!!!!!

Auntie Tonya (Fayetteville, NC)
2015 years 8 months ago

Little Big Man…making Mommie proud.

2015 years 8 months ago

Good Job Marty man!!!! Doing big things nephew! Keep it up!

Your Biggest Fan
2015 years 8 months ago

What an awesome achievement, I am so very proud of you, if you continue to strive to be the best that you can there’s no obstacles that will be able to stop you…..I LOVE YOU baby boy!!!
From your biggest fan!!


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