Our Rich History

This is it—it’s the 1956 Olympic Decathlon Trials at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. They call him The Kid because he’s seventeen years old, 5’8 and 145 pounds soaking wet. From the ground he’s watching one of the guys who ends up on a cereal box, dreaming about his opportunity. Before the day’s over, he’ll loan his pole to another eventual champion.

But this is only where it started—it would be another fifty years in the trenches of track & field before Max’s vision would come to full fruition. He’d dedicate decades to competing, volunteering, coaching, and officiating meets. He’d spent countless hours mentoring the next generation of athletes on the track and the next generation of Richey family members in the factory. All the while, scouring the country for the best materials he could find to start his legacy. Max Richey built the company that bears his name with a simple goal in mind: Do It Right.

And here is where it sits today—there’s Richey blood still running the company, keeping Max’s legacy at the forefront of our mission. Every single piece of equipment that is born under our roof is built with that same idea in mind: Do It Right. Because at Richey, we know we’re not just building athletic equipment. We’re building opportunities for the leaders of tomorrow.

We’ll continue to Do it Right.