NE Wrestle: You finished your sophomore season as the class C 132lb State Runner-Up after not qualifying for state as a freshman. What did you do in the offseason to make that big of a jump, and how did you evaluate your sophomore season?
Caden Moore: I evaluate my sophomore season as a major change in my life. In the summer, Legends Of Gold was my second home. I’m very fortunate to have great people who support me and want to make me be a better person every day.
NE Wrestle: What areas did you improve in after a busy spring and summer competing in regional and national tournaments in all 3 styles of wrestling?
In the three styles of wrestling that I encountered, the transition from takedown to turn was a major piece that I had to learn. I believe after learning this that it will help me in all three styles.
NE Wrestle: What was it like competing at Jr Duals and Fargo with Team Nebraska?
This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. There were great coaches and I built relationships with other teammates that will last forever.
NE Wrestle: How difficult was the transition from Folkstyle to Freestyle/Greco?
Par Terre was a challenge for me- thanks to Zac Dominguez for the Par Terre Parties. Greco was a major stepping stone, position, throws, ties to transition. Both styles are a lot of fun, and I would recommend to everyone!
NE Wrestle: What skills did you pick up from training and competing in the international styles that will help you during the Folkstyle season?
Transition, transition, transition. Both styles expose the weakness in my folkstyle. Training other styles really help in many other areas as well.
NE Wrestle: You just qualified for State Cross Country meet. How does wrestling help your cross country performance and vice versa?
The mind is a powerful thing. They are both mentally challenging sports.
NE Wrestle: O’Neill returns the 2nd most state tournament points in class C. What is it going to take to bring home the team state title?
Valentine has a great team and coaches. They will be ready. I’m also confident in our team and our coaches. Our coaches are always striving for greatness and I’m confident we will be ready to compete in Omaha.
NE Wrestle: What are your goals for the 2016-17 high school season?
The goal is always to score points and win! The ultimate goal for this year is to be a Fargo All American. If I keep shooting for that goal, I’m confident that I will be at my best for the High School season.
NE Wrestle: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I’d like to thank all of our Leprechaun and Eagle wrestlers, coaches, and most of all our awesome supporters. They are the reason we are all in the position we are in today.