By MARILYN JANUS
In a tournament that included 11 state-ranked and 25 Tri-State area-ranked wrestlers, the Frederick Cadets stepped higher and faster to win the Hub Cup at North Hagerstown for the fourth time in 10 years.
"Experienced wrestlers are the key" said Cadets coach Andre Jackson. "We do a lot of situation drills. I'll tell them `you're down 10-8 with 10 seconds left. What do you do?'"
The strategy produced six finalists for Frederick, three of them individual champions. In a match emphasizing technique over power, Dustin Bane (130), third in the state last year, got a major decision over Joey Garvin of Damascus. Kevin Ferraro (140), last year's Hub Cup champion, got a 14-7 major decision over undefeated Kyle Unger of Berkeley Springs. Bo Harper (160), also a returning Hub Cup champion, beat Dan Jansen of Linganore, 8-5. Cadet runners-up were Ivan Zdanov (119), Christian Davis (125), who lost to state No. 1 Brandon York of Damascus, and Billy Wynne (135).