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Walla Walla pole vaulter dies

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on April 2, 2008 at 11:30 am with No Comments »
April 2, 2008 11:30 am

DeSales High School pole vaulter Ryan Moberg died this morning at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Moberg, 18, suffered severe injuries to his neck and head when he landed after a vault during practice on Monday, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported.

According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, there were 18 pole vault deaths between 1983 and 2004

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