Caleb Cain brings home gold

Caleb Cain during his final lift. /// Special Olympics photoCaleb Cain shows off his medals.
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

A Poteau Special Olympics athlete has brought home the gold.

Caleb Cain, a 2018 Poteau High School graduate, won several medals during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which were July 1-6 in Seattle, Wash. An estimated 3,500 athletes from across the United States competed in 14 different sports.

"When Caleb unleashed the beast, he quickly became the crowd favorite by his perfect lifts," said Tanna Weaver. 'Unleash the Beast" is Cain's locally-recognized slogan. "As his teacher and Special Olympics coach, I was honored to travel to Seattle to watch him compete along with his family."

Cain bench pressed 242.5 pounds for the gold medal, squatted 337 pounds for gold and dead lifted 396.8 pounds for gold. He also received another gold medal for his overall powerlifting, Weaver said.

"Caleb's father [Denver Brown] has worked with him for the past year to prepare for this event. Caleb's hard work paid off by bringing home the gold to Oklahoma," Weaver said.

She said he worked out at the new Choctaw Nation fitness center to prepare.

"We were bummed to find out that Oklahoma was not selected for powerlifting for the upcoming World games, but he will continue to work out and get stronger," Weaver said.

Congrats, Caleb.