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Goldy Gopher competes in the National Mascot Challenge

Our very own Goldy Gopher competed in two mascot competitions recently. To those familiar with Goldy, this comes as no surprise. Our favorite furry friend appears at over 500 outings a year, entertains young and old with his humorous nature, and fires up the crowd during athletic events! Capital One selected Goldy Gopher and 16 other NCAA mascots to compete in the challenge based on the interaction with fans, creativity, enthusiasm, and some other criteria. Each mascot selected received $5,000 for use in scholarships and funding.

Goldy also is competing with mascots across the country in the 2011 Universal Cheerleaders Association College Mascot National Championships. The mascots had to create videos showcasing the following talents:

  • Character development
  • Game situations
  • Crowd involvement
  • Cheer/Dance/Band integration
  • Community Service
  • School activities (non-sporting)
  • Overall impression

 He created this video and tied for first place!  


Goldy will be competeing in Orlando in January at the National Championship. We love Goldy and hope he wins!

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