Sure enough, Goldy grabs gold in national mascot competition

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 6:24 AM
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Goldy Gopher has again lived up to his name and came out on top among college mascots at the 2013 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando.

Goldy was first in the competition at Walt Disney World in Orlando over the weekend, with several other Big Ten mascots making the top 10. Wisconsin's Bucky Badger was third, Michigan State's Sparty was sixth, Ohio State's Brutus Buckeye was seventh and Iowa's Herky the Hawk was eighth.

This is the second time in the past three years that the buck-toothed, always-smiling Minnesota mascot has claimed the national title.

Minnesota also won two other divisions this year, jazz and pom. It's the fourth consecutive year that Minnesota has won those divisions.

Goldy, a student of undisclosed identity, not only appears at sporting events, but carries out his high-energy antics at school functions, birthday parties and weddings.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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LA Angels - LP: C. Rasmus 6 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: R. Webb 7
Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer 2
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Quintana 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 4
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 0 FINAL
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 3
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 0
Milwaukee - LP: W. Smith 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 5
Toronto - WP: M. Stroman 4 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 2
Arizona - LP: T. Cahill 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 3
Colorado 3 Bottom 13th Inning
Chicago Cubs 3
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 12 FINAL
Texas - LP: N. Martinez 11
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 2 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: J. Shields 1
Oakland - WP: E. Scribner 7 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 4
Atlanta 4 Bottom 8th Inning
Los Angeles 7
St. Louis 1 Top 9th Inning
San Diego 3
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 3 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Connecticut 80 FINAL
Atlanta 89
Washington 76 FINAL
New York 80
Chicago 74 FINAL
San Antonio 92
Seattle 74 FINAL
Tulsa 80
Los Angeles 69 FINAL
Phoenix 90

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