New Weightlifting Facility Unveiled
by Christina Egbert
February 19, 2018
A new designated weightlifting facility is now open to the Wabash College community. The renovations and new equipment upgrade were made possible by a generous gift from Jay ’79 and Susan Allen.
The space is in the former Max Servies ’58 wrestling room, located behind the weight room in the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center.
“We are very excited to open this facility to our students and campus community,” said Director of Athletics Greg Shaheen. “This is another way we can show our commitment to improving health and wellness on this campus, and I’m very appreciative that Jay and Susan Allen helped make our vision a reality.”
Some of the new equipment featured in the facility includes six power cages with power combo benches, six power glute machines, two dual cable columns, new dumbbell equipment, power bands, and power clean stations built into the floor.
The opening of this weightlifting space is phase one of a multi-phase project underway for the Fitness Center. A space and equipment review of the current Fitness is currently underway. Deep cleaning will be conducted during Spring Break, and equipment change-outs will begin as it becomes available from the manufacturer.