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Golden in Hutchinson: Rory Fairbanks has helped win three state swimming titles, with some help from his DL roots

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If winning state championships is a good barometer of success, Detroit Lakes native Rory Fairbanks has been golden.

After becoming the head swimming and diving coach for the Hutchinson Tigers 11 years ago, Fairbanks has collected three state team championships, three state runner-up finishes, nine section titles, nine individual and seven relay state banners.


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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.