Athlete Spotlight: Reagan Biechler
College: Wichita State University
High School: Pine Creek, Class of 2013
Some athletes just know that they are destined for great things. They know they were meant to compete at a high level — to make a big time play, in a big time situation, in a big time game. Enter Reagan Biechler. At only 14 years old, Reagan joined the Max Performance family and trained off and on with us over the course of his high school career. But it was not until 2011, when as a junior at Pine Creek, that Reagan really stepped up his game on and off the field.
Off the field, Reagan committed himself to not only training harder, but training smarter. Gradually working to pack on muscle, Reagan dominated his training sessions from September 2011 through February 2012. Then, when he was on the field, his hard work and dedication shined through as he overpowered the competition on his way to turning the heads of college recruiters at Wichita State University. After earning a baseball scholarship with Wichita State, Reagan bettered himself in his senior campaign. As 2013 Gazette Preps Peak Performer of the Year and an All-Colorado selection, he hit .478 with five home runs and 20 RBIs, while he dominated on the mound, going 8-2 with a 1.61 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings.
- What is your favorite motivational quote?
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as for the Lord, and not for men.” -Colossians 3:23
- How does that quote motivate you during your training or when you are playing your sport?
It helps remind me that as long as I work as hard as possible, God will be on my side and help me get to where I need to be in life.
- How has Max Performance helped prepare you for college sports?
They helped me gain a lot of muscle and weight, made me a lot faster, and increased velocity on my fastball.
- Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My greatest inspirations are my parents because they have always been there for me no matter what, and have both coached me and made me both a better player and person throughout my life.
- A young athlete wants to follow in your footsteps, what advice can you give him/her?
Somewhere in the world someone will always be better than you. So work as hard as possible and don’t ever let up in order to compete with that person.
- Every athlete has that moment that they feel defines them as an athlete. What do you believe is your defining moment?
When I signed my National Letter of Intent to play Division I baseball at Wichita State University.