Goldy wins national mascot competition

by Luke Feuerherm

Goldy Gopher topped all other mascots this past weekend at the 2011 College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship, taking home first place in the Division 1A mascot competition.

Competing against more than 200 other teams, the University also took home first place in the pom and jazz competitions and a third-place award in the all-girl cheer competition.

Aubie of the NCAA Football National Champion Auburn Tigers came in second to Goldy’s tropical themed routine at this year’s competition in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The only other Big Ten mascot to place in the top ten was fourth place Sparty of Michigan State.

Video of the performances, including Goldy’s winning routine can be seen at