Noble’s Caleb Sturges – Driven Athlete of the Month Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman

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By Kelsey Baucom

Noble’s Caleb Sturges has played basketball for about 12 years. He grew up with encouragement to be involved in athletics from his father, and says that basketball has always been a favorite.

“My dad always loved sports and encouraged me to try sports,” he said. “I had a basketball hoop in front of my driveway that I always played on as well. Ever since I became interested with sports, basketball has always been one of my favorites.”

In addition to basketball, Sturges also plays football for the Noble Bears. No matter what sport he is playing, he shared that his favorite thing about competing for his high school is the awesome support they get from the Noble community.

With his focus on future successes, Sturges has some goals in mind for this basketball season for himself and for his team.

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my team this year,” he said. “A personal goal for me would be to play no games with less than 10 points and 10 rebounds. A team goal would be to go at least two rounds into playoffs.”

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In order to cultivate team success, Sturges pushes himself to be a leader and good example on the team.

“My favorite quote to remind my teammates is, ‘You either hate losing enough to change, or hate change enough to lose.’ I feel like I have a responsibility to be a leader of the team so I can set an example of hard work that they can follow,” he said.

One person Sturges looks to as an example for his own life is his grandfather. He also picks up lessons from his coaches, including his football coach. It is role models like these who have helped shape him into the athlete and person he is today.

“Someone I look up to is my grandpa,” he said. “He taught me the value of hard work. My football coach also taught me that you don’t have to be the most talented to be the best.”

After high school Sturges plans to serve an LDS mission, then go to college to become a mechanical or industrial engineer.


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