caleb Community Manager

26 years old
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from Austin, TX

    • caleb Community Manager

      I have nothing to say

      1 week ago

      Since I have nothing to say, you should leave a comment and ask me a question or tell me something interesting about yourself. Pretty please?

    • caleb Community Manager

      Win a Smite Founder's Pack Code

      3 weeks ago

      With Smite going Open Beta on the Xbox One, Hi-Rez was kind enough to send some Smite Founder's Pack Codes to us. If you want to win one, here is what you need to do:

      Step 1) Subscribe to the new channel (please)
      Step 2) Share your favorite AH moment (from a video, meeting us, etc) in the comment section below
      Step 3) Wait patiently (or impatiently)

      Four random submissions will be selected tomorrow at 3pm Central time. Codes will be sent in a message on this website.

    • caleb Community Manager

      Life is hard

      3 weeks ago

      Yesterday I lost a friend to some really unfortunate circumstances. Somehow down his path, he got lost and never found his way back. It's been a lot to process.

      Sometimes good people do bad things. Some people choose to focus on the bad. Today I choose to remember who he was, remember the great memories we formed together, and the kindness he shared when I moved to Austin.

    • caleb Community Manager

      Achievement Hunter Important Announcement FAQ

      4 weeks ago

      If you haven't already, please check out Achievement Hunter's Important Announcement video.

      We are incredibly excited for this change and hope you share that excitement with us! In order to help ease the transition, we've made this FAQ. If you have additional questions, please leave them in the comments!

      Link to new channel: www.youtube.com/user/AchievementHunter

      What content is moving?
      All Let's Plays (Podcast, Achievement Hunter, Funhaus) will stay on the Let's Play Channel. All other Achievement Hunter shows (VS, GO!, Top 5, Megacraft, etc) will be moved to the new Achievement Hunter channel.

      Why a new channel?
      Our main reason for the new channel is so that people no longer have to filter through a large variety of content on the RT channel to find what they'd like. Now, if you like RT and not AH, you don't have to see AH. If you like AH and not RT, you don't have to see RT. We are trying to make it better for our audience.

      Why a new office?
      We have outgrown our current Achievement Hunter space. Don't worry though, we are not moving far (just one building over) and will still be around the main office regularly.

      Is Achievement Hunter still a part of Rooster Teeth?
      Yes, we just have a nice new place for our bodies and our content.

      What will happen to your current office?
      Another division within RT is taking over the space.

      Will Gavin still be on the podcast? Will Ryan still be on The Know?
      Yes. We will still be walking distance from the main office so members of AH will still be able to easily appear in other productions.

      I looked on YouTube and saw there were two Achievement Hunter channels. Which do I subscribe to?
      There is actually only the one channel, but in our early YouTube days we used the shows function. The "channel" you are seeing is no longer active so there is no reason to subscribe. Please be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/AchievementHunter.

      Will videos still be uploaded to the Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter website?
      Yes

    • caleb Community Manager

      Rappelling Down a Large Building

      4 weeks ago

      @Barbara'‹ and I recently helped raise over $5,000 (enough to grant a wish) for the Make-a-Wish Central Texas Foundation via their Over the Edge campaign. Part of the campaign involves fundraisers rappelling down the W Hotel in Austin (38 stories). If you have a few minutes, please check out the video RT SideQuest'‹ made about our experience!

      Thank you to everyone who donated to the campaign. Thank you to Make-a-Wish and Austin Over the Edge for putting so much energy into bringing hope, strength, and joy to those in need.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp68bTjBnsE

    • caleb Community Manager

      Mental Toughness

      1 month ago

      For those who don't already know, I play for one of the top ultimate frisbee teams in the country, Austin Doublewide. The team requires me to practice 3-4 days a week (two of which are 4+ hour practices) and travel around the United States to compete. The goal each year is to win a National title in October. This journal is about the first track workout of this season.

      Mental toughness is a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence. It's a key to success that is challenging to learn, even tougher master, but very easy to forget.

      A new season, a new looking team. While Doublewide 2015 holds many familiar faces, it's also the 3rd season in a row in which the Well Nasty Brotherhood has witnessed large turnover. The major change for this season, a restocking of former brothers who decided to return home. On paper, the team looks impressive with a roster anyone would be amped to play on.

      Sadly, I've yet to capitalize on that opportunity. I missed our first mini camp weekend in Dallas (due to a family-filled celebration of my grandma's life). Immediately following, the first track practice of the season was scheduled when I had previously made plans. This meant I had to start my season alone.

      The workout was simple enough: mile warm-up, some dynamic stretching, ten 400s (one lap around the track=400m), followed by some stair sets. The 400s had to be run consecutively, the odd numbers were to be jogged at any pace you like (no walking), the evens were to be run in 70 seconds.

      I powered through the warm-up and began my first 400 (jog) around the empty track. I kept a brisk pace as I was feeling fresh and confident. Finishing up the lap I accelerated, completing my first 400m sprint in 69 seconds. I finished the lap exhausted, how could I be so out of shape? Only 1/5th complete and I felt like I should at the end. I began doubting my ability to finish the workout.

      I trudged on, completing the 2nd jog lap as slow as I could. My second sprint started strong, completing the first 100m in 16 seconds (a pace of 64 seconds a lap). Halfway through the sprint I was right where I needed to be, 35 seconds. 300m in I slowed, I was at 54 seconds. I told myself there was no way I could finish in time, I gave up. I finished the second sprint in 74 seconds, taking 20 seconds on the final 100m stretch. I almost stopped.

      During the 3rd jogging lap, I contemplated going home. My legs were barely moving, I felt ready to collapse. How would anyone know otherwise? I could make up my last two times, keep them a tad above 70 seconds to keep it believable. Thankfully, by the time I made my decision to take off my shoes, I'd absentmindedly made it around the track. I'd made it this far, I might as well run one more. I finished the 3rd sprint in 73 seconds.

      My legs were numb, I couldn't focus. Before my mind returned to Earth, I'd already slowly jogged 100m. Why was I still moving? I thought I'd already thrown in the towel. No. I knew better that, or at least my body knew. Mentally, only defeat, but my body knew what it had to do; keep moving. I questioned my doubt. Why did I believe this workout could defeat me? I'm a great runner, and endurance is a strength of mine. Before I knew it, my feet took off on the 4th sprint. I trusted myself to take care of business and didn't look at my watch until 300m in. Surprised, I saw 52 seconds. I was on pace for 69 seconds! Celebrating too early, I managed to finish the 4th sprint in 72 seconds.

      Arms no longer moving, my legs carried the workload as I slowly jogged my finally recovery lap. I knew what had to be done. I couldn't go home without finishing in 70 seconds. I needed to prove to myself that I could do it, and that I deserved to be on Doublewide 2015. I needed to show that I would put in the work this season. I sprinted that final 400m with every ounce of energy I possessed. I didn't look at my watch. I didn't think about cans or cannots; I focused entirely on advancing forward. I finished my final sprint in 70 seconds.

      Two words to describe my experience during the track work-out; roller coaster. Each lap around the track faced emotional highs and lows. It forced me to rethink my abilities, my goals, and my passion. It taught me that I'm not where I need to be for the season, and need to work hard and improve. It reminded me of my mental toughness and how I'm capable of achieving my goals if I approach them with the proper mindset and work ethic. It amped me up in the end, and made me hungry for more!

      <3

    • caleb Community Manager

      4 years

      1 month ago

      Today marks 4 years as the Community Manager of Achievement Hunter. Good times.

    • caleb Community Manager

      2 months ago

    • caleb Community Manager

      A Letter to Texas State Trainwreck

      2 months ago

      The 2014-2015 season was going to be my last season coaching Texas State Trainwreck. As much as I had enjoyed coaching the previous two seasons, it had taken a toll on me. It had strained my relationships, my mental health, and eaten a lot of my free time. Did I regret any second of it? Of course not, but I was tired. Feeling this before the season began, I knew in my mind I wouldn't be able to carry on for much longer.

      With the start of the fall season, we saw tons of new recruits come out over the first few weeks (big thanks to the 5 of you who stuck around). Almost all of the vets were attending every practice. Everyone showed how much they wanted to play, improve, and work hard. As a coach, there isn't much more you can ask for. Yet, in my mind, this would be my last fall.

      Part of the drain of coaching Trainwreck, was missing time with my wonderful girlfriend, Holly. You could imagine I was nothing short of elated when she offered up a night a week to help me coach. Not only would she bring tons of high level experience from the women's game, but it also meant she had to spend a 90 minute commute listening to me talk nonstop (mostly about Trainwreck)! Still, in my mind, the coming spring would be my last.

      Throughout our spring season, I kept trying to remind myself it was the final semester for me. Apparently, Trainwreck had other plans, as at almost every practice and tournament, someone did something exciting. Whether it be as a team, or one individual, I witnessed humility, unity, growth, or strength. This team rallied around each other everyday for the better. I was fortunate each week to see growth of character and skill, see our team support each other through the good and the bad, battle through rough tournament conditions. Even in it's worst moments, Trainwreck shone with spirit, passion, and love for one another. Yet I still knew, my last days with Trainwreck were around the corner.

      Driving to the team banquet Sunday, Holly asked me "Are you sure you don't want to coach next year?". My response was something along the lines of how I was sure I was done coaching, how it's not logical to do it. The commute was long, it's a strain on our relationship, etc. The more I spoke, the more I realized I didn't believe my own mind.

      I love this team. I love it's passion, I love it's work ethic, I love the respect everyone shares. Heck, I even love the sass (sometimes)! So thank you Trainwreck for putting up with my game-time speeches, my ramblings at practice, liking all my super long, "inspirational", Facebook posts. Thank you for respecting me as coach and as a person. Thank you for believing in, and fighting for my beliefs on balancing spirit and competitiveness. Thank you for believing in yourselves. Thank you for an incredible 3 years of ultimate and friendship. Holly and I both look forward to coaching for the the 2015-2016 season!

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    • caleb Community Manager

      3 months ago

  • Comments (3922)

    • Giries

      Giries RoosterSpeak

      3 weeks ago

      Heh, heh.

      Back to a lowly Forum Moderator eh, Caleb? XD

      @Hoorah, aren't you supposed to haze the new members to your flock or something?

      • Hoorah

        Hoorah Davesexual

        3 weeks ago

        I would, but right now I'm just a sponsor on here. Still not as cool as Caleb (someday a sadface smiley will go here, and I will call it "unsmiley")

    • Dopp

      Dopp Sports Forum Moderator

      1 month ago

      Caleb.

      You glorious bastard.

      I miss your face.

    • newbieshwa

      newbieshwa

      1 month ago

      Congrats on making Doublewide!

    • FableRunner4

      FableRunner4

      1 month ago

      Hey Caleb! Will you be hosting another Ultimate Frisbee gathering at RTX this year? My group and I would love to attend again!

    • Weepa

      Weepa

      1 month ago

      It was dope how Geoff gave you a shout out on AHWU.

    • evildeath67

      evildeath67

      1 month ago

      FRISBEE!

    • niriall

      niriall THE META

      2 months ago

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    • Desayjin

      Desayjin RTX Guardian x3

      2 months ago

      Congratulations again on your engagement! As someone who just got married 5 weeks ago, let me share a few bits of advice about the engagement period:

      1) When it comes to planning a wedding, start simple. No matter how you slice it, weddings are very complicated. If you start simple, it will eventually spiral into a complex mess of plans and logistics. Might as well start simple and easy than elaborate and it exponentially get more difficult and stressful.

      2) Shorter engagements are better. You'll never feel like you have enough time no matter the length of the engagement. The longer it is, the more opportunities they'll be for things to spiral into a complex mess of stuff (see point 1).

      3) Enjoy the process. I know the first two points are a little grim, but this is a very exciting and happy time in both your lives. Enjoy the time of working on these plans with your fiancee and being a tight-team. By the time rolls around for the actual ceremony, you two will be of one mind and that lays strong foundations for your marriage.

      You're a good and smart guy Caleb, I have no doubts you'll do well planning and being a terrific husband!

      Congratulations again!

      • caleb

        caleb Community Manager

        2 months ago

        Thanks for the advice!

    • PowerofTower

      PowerofTower

      2 months ago

      So I don't want to jinx it… but SEE YOU AT NATIONALS!!

      • caleb

        caleb Community Manager

        2 months ago

        I played Cash Crop two years ago at the Colorado Cup!

      • PowerofTower

        PowerofTower

        2 months ago

        Don't want to jinx it but hopefully Ring of Fire. If not then Cash Crop. The "B" team.

      • caleb

        caleb Community Manager

        2 months ago

        Which club team will you be playing with this summer?

    • Fanfrit

      Fanfrit

      3 months ago

      One of these days I will play Ultimate Frisbee with you. And I will probably lose horribly I mean let's be honest

      • Fanfrit

        Fanfrit

        3 months ago

        Challenge accepted

      • caleb

        caleb Community Manager

        3 months ago

        Come to RTX and play