From Itasca, IL, Madaras attended Saint Viator High School and was a three-sport athlete playing football, water polo, and swimming. In football, he was a defensive and offensive tackle.
After high school, Madaras attended Marquette University where he was introduced to rugby. Madaras continued his football career playing in the Rivals Professional Football League and in the Arena Football League.
Wanting to return to rugby, Madaras joined the then Colorado XO’s, a program built to convert elite American athletes from sports such as football, basketball, and wrestling to rugby players, now called the American Raptors. Recently, Madaras joined the Raptors on a two week trip to Uruguay to compete internationally.
In his free time, Madaras enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and working out. He also recently proposed to his fiance Tricia and has a new Goldendoodle puppy named Ozzie.