Hootie Crowned the 5th Annual Mascot Challenge Champion


LA GRANDE, Ore.  In one of the closest final voting match ups in Mascot Challenge history Hootie the Owl of Oregon Tech has emerged victorious. The No. 3 seed reigned in 53% of the 1884 votes or 999 votes, with over 90 votes surging in under the last minute. No. 4 seed Monty the Mountaineer of Eastern Oregon kept the contest tied until the ultimate minutes, but ended the finals with 47% of the 1884 votes or 885 votes.
This championship win is Hootie's second along with his first Championship in inaugural Mascot Championship in 2014. 

Here is how it happened

 Quarterfinals- TWITTER VOTING
Jan. 22 (No.2 Yote vs. No. 7 Mr. Beacon) – WINNER: YOTE
Jan 23. (No. 3 Hootie vs. No. 6 Rocky) – WINNER: HOOTIE
Jan. 24 (No. 1 Cadmar vs. No. 8 Speedy Q.) – WINNER: CADMAR
Jan. 25 (No. 4 Monty vs. No. 5 Wally) – WINNER: MONTY
Jan. 30 (No. 2 Yote vs. No. 3 Hootie) – WINNER: HOOTIE
Jan. 31 (No. 1 Cadmar vs. No. 4 Monty)  -  WINNER: MONTY
Feb. 5 (No. 3 Hootie vs. No. 4 Monty) – WINNER: HOOTIE

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