Waynoka’s Cason Olson – Character Counts Presented by INTEGRIS Waynoka Family Clinic

By Derrick Smith

Each and every athlete has someone that they look up to or let them influence their lives. It could be a professional athlete, celebrity, or another popular figure. But for Cason Olson, his role models are a little closer to home.

“My dad and my older brother have probably been the biggest influences in my life,” he said. “They have always shown me how to be a leader and to always stand up for what is right.”

Olson is a junior at Waynoka High School. He is a member of the Railroaders football team, where he plays quarterback and safety. He is also a part of the basketball, and track teams.

Waynoka Athletic Director, Dustin Smith, says that Olson is an ideal student-athlete, both on and off the field.

“Cason is the kind of person that you wish all the students were like,” he said. “Intelligent, dedicated, dependable, and talented are just a few. There are too many to mention them all.”

Olson says that a character athlete should be someone that people can look up to.


“A character athlete is someone who represents their school, community, and family. It’s important to be a good role model because someone is always looking up to you.”

While he has had many teachers throughout his education, there is one that has made a big impact on Cason’s life.

“Mr. Crissup has been my favorite teacher,” Olson said. “He has taught me to be a hard worker and to also be a problem solver.”

Success is not something that is easy to come by. It is something that has to be earned.

“To be successful in any sport, it takes preparation and hard work,” Olson said. “It all begins in the weight room.”

When he is not competing in athletics, Cason is also a member of the Future Farmers of America and serves as a representative on the student council. Olson says that he is looking forward to the upcoming season.

“My teammates and I have been working hard this offseason and we are looking forward to having a great year.”