Boomer Sooner! Meet The University Of Oklahoma Mascot
The Sooner Schooner is one of the most recognizable pregame college football traditions. The Sooner Schooner rolls across the gridiron to lead the Oklahoma Sooners onto the field.
The schooner is led by two creme white Welsh Ponies, Boomer and Sooner. These two remarkable creatures pull the Conestoga wagon across the field, symbolizing the people who settled at Oklahoma Territory in the 1860s.
The University of Oklahoma is on its fifth set of ponies, "Boomer and Sooner V." These two began their run as mascots in 2008.
The Sooner Schooner and ponies were introduced in 1964 and become the official University of Oklahoma mascot in 1980. They're cared for, maintained, and driven by the OU spirit squad.
While those watching on TV may not always get to see the Sooner Schooner, it's a rich tradition at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.
The schooner crashed in October 2019 during the second quarter of the Sooners' win over West Virginia. It was sidelined for the rest of the season while Werner Wagon Works in Kansas built the fourth edition of the schooner, introduced in June 2020.
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