Jay Eggleston has been blasting to the sky as long as I can remember, as part of the Denver area “Lip Lords” crew. You’ve probably seen him if you’ve watched a vert contest… he’d be the skinny guy going two feet higher than everyone else on the ramp. Just a real nice, mellow, down to earth guy, who was once sponsored by a porn shop. He’s one of my favorites to watch, and his straight up and down style makes a photographers job very easy. I always end up with good photos of Jay when he’s on the ramp. Jay had a bad crash at a contest in Maryland this weekend, and remains unconscious. We’re all pulling for him to come out of it okay. I’m just staying informed via text messages through the grapevine. Sounds like the Athlete Recovery Fund got involved and got his wife out to MD. Those guys are on it. If you have some free cash, donate to them for sure. They’re doing good things for good people. Get well soon, Jay. Hope to see you blasting soon. I’ll try and update this post when I hear any developments in Jay’s condition. The photos above are from the old school BMX reunion in April.
The ARF has posted a press release about Jay here.
Update: Mike Mancuso added a link to the comments with a page the family set up for regular updates.
Update 2: ESPN have put up a news post about Jay here.
Jay’s family is updating the carepage site above pretty regularly. Keep up with him there… the latest news tonight was that he opened his eyes, and was responsive to a few commands, which would seem to be a good sign.