A wrestling pioneer, Yank Strube founded the Frederick Mat Club in 1979 at the age of 19. Hundreds have participated since and every county high school program has benefited from the program. A Tri-State and CVAL champion wrestler at Frederick High School, Strube returned to coach at Frederick High School and led the Cadets to a Maryland state class 4A-3A duals championship, the first ever for a county school. He produced five state high school individual champions, 16 state finalists with the FMC, and one national prep champion. He has been the driving force behind county wrestling.