The Guillotine – April 15, 2021

The April 15, 2021 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: State Action Photos | Lace 'Em Up - State Tournament Recognition Awards | Team State Tournament Wrap-up | Individual State Finals Recap | State Tournament Results | Camps-Clinics-Training | MWCA Report | Performance Nutrition - Pop: Regular vs. Diet | Stamped By Family - Doug Vaith and Lake City Wrestling | MWCA Awards.

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Stamped By Family

Doug Vaith and Lake City Wrestling

By Brian Jerzak

When high school athletics are done correctly, the focus is on the kids involved. As an extension of making the kids the centerpiece, families become almost as important. More than anything, family has shaped Doug Vaith's coaching career and, in turn, has shaped the path of the Lake City wrestling program.

As first-generation wrestlers, the Vaith family would soon put their stamp on Minnesota wrestling.

"My oldest brother played basketball, but my second oldest brother – Paul, who coaches in Hastings – got going in wrestling and four of my five brothers got into it," Vaith said. "We wrestled for Blooming Prairie; three of us ended up being state qualifiers. I started wrestling in fourth grade and was a state qualifier in 1981."

Although not wrestling people, Vaith's parents supported their sons' passion.

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