The first ever SUNY Mascot Madness came to a close yesterday with over 300,000 votes cast over the entire competition. In a race that was too close to call initially, Hugo the Hawk from New Paltz was declared the winner of the first SUNY Mascot Madness over Wolfie the Seawolf from Stony Brook. In a race to the finish, he met the library dean, cleaned the campus, and hung out with many students on campus.
We were able to catch up with Hugo and get his thoughts on the final round of the competition.
What responsibilities do you carry as SUNY Mascot Madness 2013 Champion? What’s next for you?
As the SUNY Mascot Madness 2013 Champion, it is my duty to represent all that this title stands for. I will continue being the best mascot I can possibly be and keep getting better at it each day.
What will you do with all of your free time once SUNY Mascot Madness 2013 is complete?
With this free time I will get back to the basics. I will work on my cheers and dances and keep myself in tip-top shape for all the teams I root for. I will work hard to earn my place in next year’s tournament and make sure I do my best to defend my crown.
And we look forward to next year’s competition with you Hugo!
Emily Schwartz is the Coordinator of Open SUNY Communication and Projects.