Newcastle's Caden Holland – Weatherford, Chickasha, Clinton, Elk City Area Mr. Wrestling Oklahoma – Presented by Harley-Davidson World

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Weatherford, Chickasha, Clinton, Elk City Area Mr. Wrestling Oklahoma Poll – Presented by Harley-Davidson World 

Caden Holland – Newcastle, 22,061 votes

William Wright – Elk City, 18,362 votes

Hunter Sneed – Newcastle, 14,621 votes

Jaxon Miller – Comanche, 8,435 votes

Tory Hester – Clinton, 7,553 votes

John Mark Holten – Anadarko, 5,422 votes

Ruben De La Cruz – Clinton, 4,850 votes

Ashton Grounds – Tuttle, 4,001 votes

Ben Sifers – Newcastle, 2,426

Konner Doucet – Comanche, 2,173 votes

Total Votes: 98,011

Other wrestlers receiving votes include Mike Hixson – Weatherford, Cade Cook – Comanche, Ryder Ramsey – Tuttle, Gage Miller – Comanche, Ruben Gutierrez – Clinton, Elijah Roque – Clinton, Dustin Plott – Tuttle, Ian Plott – Blanchard, Brian Pastrana – Hinton, Hunter Jump – Duncan, Kolton Smith – Bridge Creek, Hobie Stephens – Chickasha, Garrett Steidley – Tuttle, Nick Vercelli – Plainview, and Braeden Williams – Blanchard.

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Caden Holland – Newcastle

Newcastle senior Caden Holland showed interest in his sport from a young age, but seventh grade was when he shifted his attention towards it more seriously. He jokes that he started to wrestle because he wanted to compete for bragging rights with his friends. Either way, his teammates are what is important to him.

“The reason I wanted to wrestle was because I got to wrestle my friends and you just want to beat them for bragging rights,” he said. “In high school for me it was always about the team and the upperclassmen. I didn’t want to let anybody down, so I made sure they could always count on me to show up and compete.”

Holland had some big ups and downs during his last high school season, starting it off with a torn quad that caused him to miss about two months of competition while he healed. Despite his own setback, he celebrates the success of his fellow teammates.

“The best moment [this season] was probably when the other senior on our team, Ben Sifers, qualified for state,” he said. “It was his first time to qualify.”

Over the years, Holland has enjoyed getting to compete for the Newcastle Racers, remembering last year’s Dual State as one of his favorite moments.

“Getting to compete in the Duals has always been the most exciting,” he said. “Qualifying for Dual State last year was the most exciting match I can remember.”

Holland has worked hard to better himself on and off the mat. In addition to wrestling he played football and runs track, which have kept him in good shape and maintained his competitive edge.

“That’s why I played three sports throughout high school, it kept me motivated to stay in shape and get better at every sport,” he said. “Nobody wants to lose their starting spot so practice was a competitive environment for me as well, I love to be challenged and to challenge my teammates.”

Outside of athletics Holland is also involved in Leadership, STUCO, and is the Senior Class President. Upon graduation he will attend OSU to pursue a degree in fire-science engineering.