Deer Creek’s Cara Wagner – Mom of the Month Presented by Dr. Louise Vo INTEGRIS Family Care Memorial West

Cara Wagner is the mother of two boys who are Deer Creek athletes. Her oldest, Drake, just finished his junior year and runs varsity cross country and track. Brock just finished sixth grade and is excited to have made the cross country team for next year, as well as playing soccer for Edmond Soccer Club.

Wagner has been involved with the Deer Creek cross country & track booster club since Drake started ninth grade, was Co-President last year, President this year, and looks forward to serving one more year.

“We have a very active and supportive booster club,” she said. “I love being around the athletes at things like team breakfast every Wednesday morning in the fall and trying to make things as nice and special as possible. We do some really big events like team camp, kick off dinner, a huge trip to Arkansas for Chile Pepper that takes several months to plan, home meets, and end of season banquets. There is something to do every week in the fall and it is crazy busy, but it is so much fun!”

Wagner is a teacher assistant for Special Education at one of the Deer Creek Elementary Schools whose free time is very family-oriented. She is very committed to supporting her sons in their athletics in any way she can.

“We are a very family oriented supportive family including our immediate family, grandparents, aunts, and cousins,” she said. “My husband Monty and I have always been very involved in our boys’ athletics allowing them to try different sports, make sure they have good coaches, and stress the importance of practice and commitment. Both boys started playing soccer when they were about four years old. We make sure to talk to the boys on a regular basis about their training, their goals, and provide encouragement to be the best they can be and be a good teammate. I make it a priority to be at every possible meet or game, even if it means driving three hours to watch a run that last 15 minutes I will be there cheering the loudest.”

Wagner feels it is important to make her kids’ activities, especially sports, a priority.

“I try and make sure they see me before each competition,” she said. “I can almost always count on Drake turning around and looking at me in the stands right before he runs for me to give him a thumbs up. That is something I wouldn’t miss and will cherish for years to come. I am so excited for Brock to start his school sports this fall and begin those special moments with him.”

Wagner loves being part of the Deer Creek community.

“It really is a family,” she said. “Although we are no longer a small school you still have that small-town, supportive community feel. I am very blessed to be ‘an Antler.’ Go Creek!”