Friday, March 15, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Reading High School wrestling coach Craig Murphy said he aims to teach his wrestlers lessons that they can apply throughout their lives.
In addition to leading the Reading High School wrestling team to a 19-3 dual meet record, head coach Craig Murphy is a special education teacher at Coolidge Middle School. As part of a new feature, Patch will feature interviews with Reading coaches on a weekly basis. Check back to learn more about the men and women on the sidelines leading the Rockets.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
In their final home match, the Rockets grappled to a 40-30 win over the visiting Wildcats.
The Reading wrestling team wrapped up a stellar regular season in style. Head coach Craig Murphy's charges won six of their first seven matches against Wilmington to hope out to a big lead and held off a late Wilmington charge to finish with a 19-3 record entering the postseason. "We wrestled well, won the matches we needed to," said Murphy. "The guys have worked hard to get to this point and they put it together tonight. It was a nice win to cap off the dual meet season and head to the tournaments."