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Consider: At 10 years old, Macias nearly quit after an estimated 6-31 introduction to the sport. Now, a two-time state champion, two-time Fargo All-American and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville recruit, Macias imagines a rather simple life without wrestling in it.
"Realistically, I'd probably just be working," Macias said. "Wrestling has really shaped my life, and it's taught me a lot. I don't what I would do without it."
A four-time state qualifier, Macias did not place his freshman year. He had beaten Washington's Trey Keeley, who ended up second at state, for the 106-pound sectional title. That set off a cooling period from the high of Macias' first season.