Park shoots often see a few minor casualties. But this is crazy. Last weekend at a TGR shoot in Stevens Pass, WA, a seemingly run-of-the-mill park jump took out two exceptional skiers in Wiley Miller and Tanner Hall. Powder Magazine reports:
On Friday May 15, Wiley Miller of Salt Lake City overshot a motocross-style jump at Stevens Pass, WA, while shooting for TGR and was injured upon impact. He was carried away in a ski patrol toboggan and ambulanced to the Leavenworth, WA, hospital. He was diagnosed with a fractured left eye socket, fractured left heel, a chipped right heel, and a concussion. Fortunately, he was up and around and smiling by the evening.
The following day, Saturday the 16th, Tanner Hall hit the same jump at around noon, and landed in the flats a bit further than where Wiley landed the day prior. He four-point landed to his skis and then his hip. Immediately upon impacting the hard, flat landing, he came to a stop. At the scene of the accident, Tanner experienced severe pain in his right knee with moderate pain in his left. He was airlifted from the jump to the Stevens Pass base area, where an ambulance transported him to the Wenatchee, WA, hospital. According to TGR's Todd Jones who accompanied Hall to the hospital, Tanner fractured his tibial plateaus in each leg and might have possible ligament damage. He did not sustain injuries to his back or head.
Tanner Hall has everything so dialed in that hearing about him with an injury is unusual enough. And a park shoot jump taking out two pros, let alone two big dogs, is completely unheard of. I don't get it. Probably Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the billiards room. Keep Wiley and Tanner in your thoughts. And in your prayers, if you're a fan of team sports.