Offseason Training Pays Off for Nick Makrys
During a strong Reading High School wrestling season, the junior was among the top performers with a fifth place result in New Englands.
Nick Makrys is always thinking about his next move.
The Reading High School junior was among the leaders of the rejuvinated Rockets on the mat this year, wrestling to a second place state finish at 126 pounds, fourth place finish in all-states and eventually a fifth place result among New England competitors last month.
Reaching New Englands this year was something he planned on a full year prior when he fell short.
"You think about it every day when you work out," said Makrys. "I set my goal of placing in New Englands last year as soon as I was unable to even qualify for the meet."
Makrys said the key to his success on the mat has been his offseason training program as he wrestles in Wakefield outside of the varsity season. He works out four to five days a week, and said he's managed to find the balance of pushing himself to peak performance without pushing too hard.
When the current season came to a close at New Englands, Makrys didn't take long to celebrate and reflect. He was already moving on to his next goal, readying for offseason training.
So what is he shooting for in 2013-14 during his senior season?
"New England champ next year," he said. "I just have to keep working hard in the offseason. I can't ever stop."
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