Oklahoma’s Sooner Schooner tradition took a turn for the worst during the team’s contest against West Virginia today. The wagon took too sharp of an angle, causing it to crash on its side.
It was a scary scene, especially for those involved in the crash. You can read more about the incident here.
Oklahoma released a statement on Saturday afternoon addressing the situation. The school also updated on the status of all those involved. Fortunately, everyone involved appears to be okay.
“Three individuals were evaluated at the stadium and released,” OU Athletics said in the statement. “All others reported that they were uninjured. Upon initial evaluation, it also appears the ponies are uninjured.”
Check out the Sooners’ full statement below.
Oklahoma statement on the Sooner Schooner accident: pic.twitter.com/eibI9wCTME
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 19, 2019
It is very fortunate that no one was injured in the process of the crash. Even the ponies involved appear to be okay after initial evaluation.
While rare, this isn’t the first time the wagon has crashed on the field before. Some are calling for the school to abandon the tradition because of today’s incident. Many feel it’s too dangerous for those riding the wagon and the ponies pulling it.
But for now, the school will continue to trot out Sooner Schooner for the foreseeable future.