2011 Max Servies Wrestling Dualsby Brent Harris • January 19, 2011
2011 Max Servies Wrestling Duals
Hosted By Wabash College
|Time||Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|9 a.m.||ONU 31
Muskegon CC 16
|10:30 a.m.||Wabash 41,
Ohio Northern 3
| Lincoln 36,
|12 p.m.||Wabash 46,
| Central 31,
| Muskegon CC 30
|Time||Mat 1||Mat 2||Mat 3||Mat 4|
|1:30 p.m.||Wabash vs.
|Muskegon CC 38,
|3 p.m.||UW-Platteville 32,
Knox wins tiebreaker
|4:30 p.m.||Lincoln 23
|Muskegon CC 46,
All wrestling will take place at Chadwick Court and will start with the 125-pound weight class.
The Max Servies Wrestling Duals are named in honor of the legendary Wabash wrestling coach and athletics director.
Servies spent 40 seasons as the Little Giants' wrestling coach. His motto of “Victory is Sweat” has certainly been proven by the outstanding mark of 38 consecutive winning seasons at Wabash, with a career record of 487-118-8. Two of his wrestling teams were named GPA National Champions at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. Servies guided 21 Phi Beta Kappa graduates, three NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, and dozens of Coaches Association All-Academic Team members. His .795 winning percentage is among the highest in the nation at any level. He has also coached several All-Americans.
Servies’ teams recorded undefeated seasons in both 1980-81 (23-0) and 1986-87 (18-0) in dual meets. His coaching honors include four conference Coach of the Year awards in two different conferences. He is a member of the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame, the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame. His work as an assistant football coach also earned him a place in the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. He received the Wabash Alumni Award of Merit in 1983, the highest honor the alumni of the College can bestow on a graduate. He was the recipient of the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men’s “Monon Bell” citation in 1994.
Servies’ association with the College began in 1954 when he was a freshman wrestler and football player for the Little Giants. Graduating in 1958, the biology major went on to earn a Master’s degree from Purdue University as well as teaching and coaching at Crawfordsville High School before returning to Wabash in 1960 as head wrestling coach and assistant football coach. He was named Athletic Director in 1965, serving in that post until July 1998.