Oklahoma announces Schooner wagon will not run rest of season after crash
The Oklahoma Schooner wagon will be sidelined for the rest of the season, the school announced on Tuesday.
Oklahoma’s Schooner was involved in a big crash during a second quarter run of the Sooners’ win over West Virginia on Saturday.
Wow, the Sooner Schooner took a hard fall. pic.twitter.com/LaUzWY28DQ
— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) October 19, 2019
The school issued the following statement in response to the incident.
“The Sooner Schooner tipped over today. We believe it was the result of weight distribution among riders in the rear of the wagon. Three individuals were evaluated at the stadium and released. All others reported that they were uninjured. Upon initial evaluation, it also appears the ponies are uninjured. Medical staff responded immediately as did the expert horse handlers and veterinarian who staff all games. We are grateful that the injuries were not serious and for the staff members who responded so well.”
On Tuesday, the school said the wagon will be sidelined the rest of the season.
“We will repair the damaged Schooner and its future use will be for static display. It is possible that it will be back at a game this season, but it will not run. We also are in the process of having a new Schooner constructed. There is no timetable yet for when it will be ready. I would anticipate having it in time for the spring game.”
The wagon would have run for the remaining two Oklahoma home games if all were well. According to the OU Daily, this is the first time the Schooner crashed since 1993.