Birthday Celebration Set for Rummy Macias

Get-Together for MSU Wrestling Icon Slated for July 28 in Mankato

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State coaching legend Rummy Macias is turning 90 this year and a birthday celebration has been scheduled for Saturday, July 28th at the Loose Moose Saloon in Mankato beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Macias, who started the MSU wrestling program in 1950 and coached for 38 years, led MSU to three national titles (NAIA championships in 1958 and 1959 and a NCAA College Division title in 1965), eight Northern Intercollegiate Conference championships, and one North Central Conference title. He had 93 of his wrestlers attain all-America status and 19 were national individual champions, 62 captured NIC individual championships and 12 won NCC individual titles. He also served two stints as MSU’s golf coach (four NCC team titles and one NIC title, two-time NCC Golf Coach of the Year) and was an assistant coach with the MSU football program. The 1948 University of Iowa graduate has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame: MSU, NCC, NIC, NAIA, Amateur Wrestling, Minnesota Wrestling Coaches and the NCAA Division II Wrestling Association.

For information regarding the July 28th event, please contact Mike Keefe at 507.257.3495 or at