One of the Old Guard Officials and Coaches that maintained the integrity and good name of wrestling in Maine and across the country.
Started wrestling programs at Bergenfield, New Jersey, High School and at Winslow(ME) High School and assisted other schools in starting their programs through exchanges, clinics, school assemblies, and demonstrations.
Charter member and president of the MIWOA for 16 years.
Served on the National Federation of High Schools Wrestling Rules Committee representing District I 1982-1986 (New England, New York and New Jersey).
Officiated wrestling for 27 years including 17 years as a member of the New England Intercollegiate Wrestling Officials Association.
Conducted wrestling rules clinic throughout the state.
Served as wrestling officials liaison to the then MSSPA.
Coached wrestling at Winslow 1959 and 1960 and again 1986-1990.
Established the Friendship Series Cultural Exchange Program with the State of Nebraska and directed it for ten years.
Have acted as liaison with the AAU international programs hosting the Soviet National Team, Polish, Austrian and Dutch teams and served as team leader on Maine’s AAU Cultural Exchange to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Inducted into the Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994
Member of MAWA and MAWA Board of Directors
The aforementioned statement barely scratches the surface in trying to extend appreciation to Wallace LaFountain who has dedicated over seven decades to help promote the world's oldest sport.It's through LaFountain' unrenting efforts that has provided a stage for thousands of Maine student-athletes to enjoy competing.