Doug Tramp graduated from Waseca High School in 1987 and is one of Waseca’s outstanding three sport athletes. After high school, he attended Arizona Western University, where he was recruited for baseball, and Kennedy Western University.
While in high school Doug earned eight varsity letters; two in football, three in basketball and three in baseball. He earned all-conference honors five times; once in football, twice in basketball, twice in baseball and as a sophomore,
honorable mention all- conference in baseball. Doug helped lead his teams to four conference championships; one in football, one in baseball and two in basketball.
As a football player, Doug, was one of those athletes that gave everything on every play. A co-captain, he was a hard-hitting linebacker on defense and a running back on offense. He showed tremendous leadership and his athletic ability really shined on the football field from his linebacker position. Doug helped lead his team to an undefeated regular season in 1985, winning their first outright South Central Conference championship since 1960 and the first undefeated season since 1956. His team set the record for most points scored in a season. After downing Fairmont in the Class A Section ll playoffs, the Jays bid to go to state was halted by St. Peter with a heartbreaking 24-23 loss. The Bluejays were ranked 5th in the state.
Doug played three years on the varsity basketball team and was one of the few people to make a big impact as a sophomore. He was all-conference twice and helped lead his team to win two South Central Conference titles. Doug’s career in basketball started when Manny Beckmann’s “super sophs”, Greg Vilt and Doug Tramp, led the team in scoring. Doug became one of the first true point guards. In his junior year, he helped lead his team to a SCC championship with a perfect 12-0 record. The Jays ended their season at 19-3 and were rated 4th in the state. Doug’s final year with the Jays was outstanding; the team was ranked as high as 3rd in the state, winning the SCC, District, and Region 1A title. In the state tournament, Waseca lost to undefeated Haley, the number one rated team in the state 64-61 and dropped into the consolation bracket. The Jays defeated Jackson and then lost to Tracey-Milroy in the consolation finals. Doug completed his basketball career in 14th place on Waseca’s all time scoring list.
Doug also excelled in baseball. He was the starting catcher on varsity for three years. He was a solid hitter and an excellent defensive catcher with a good throwing arm. As a sophomore, he hit .300 and was honorable mention all-conference. He hit four homeruns, was all-area, all-conference and all-district as a junior. In his senior year, Doug was a team captain, hit .310 with four homeruns and struck out just twice in 71 at bats. He helped lead his team to a 3rd place finish at the state tournament, ending his baseball career as a Bluejay with all-area, all-conference, all-district, all-region and all-state honors.
Doug and his wife, Shawn, have two girls, Brooke and Makenna. They reside in Waseca where he is employed at Itron.