The sophomore won a 6-2 decision over Pope’s T.J. Collins to win the AAAAA 145-pound championship and give Cambridge the points it needed to clinch its first state wrestling team title and first state crown of any kind in the school’s two-year history.
A transfer from Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Ill., where he was one of the top-ranked wrestlers in his weight class in Illinois as a freshman last year, Kane made an immediate impact at Cambridge this season with a 57-3 dual meet record and 40 pins.
“Devin wrestles a tough, hard-nosed style of wrestling and he’s physical and that’s something we lacked,” Cambridge coach Don St. James said. “We lacked that physicalness and we’ve become a little more physical and that’s helped us. Devin puts constant pressure on everybody he wrestles and put in extra time to accomplish his goals.”