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Position: Mascot
Height: 5'13"
City/State: Minneapolis, MN
Alma Mater: Everlasting Student

CAREER NOTES: The most diverse and complete multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota • Appears at over 500 outings and events a year • Entertains young and old alike with shenanigan filled ways and humorous nature • Often uses the trademark "Spin your head" to fire up crowds at various sporting events • National Champion at the 2011 Universal Cheerleaders Association national championships in Orlando, Fla. •  Placed 3rd in 2009 •  2nd in the 2007 Capital One Bowl Mascot Challenge • And 1st in the hearts of Gopher fans everywhere • Pulled over 1,235,445 pranks last year •  Enjoys riding scooter and/or new T3 around the U of M campus and interacting with University students • This ain't Goldy's first rodeo • Goldy has won 17 cars thanks to golfing hole-in-one's, but has donated them all to the Showcase Showdown on the Price is Right • This is Goldy's second rodeo • Has the ability to crank out insane amount of pushups, once being sited to have beaten a University football player in a push up contest • One of Goldy's favorite hobbies is to bowl, where he has a 300 average • Earned a fourteen-star ranking on a scale created by Goldy • Goldy was the 10th dentist that did not recommend Sensodyne • Is excited to burrow new holes behind the scenes and underground at TCF bank stadium

HIGH SCHOOL: Goldy is a genius and did not attend high school, started directly at the collegiate level.

RECRUITING: Chosen by every coaching staff, fan, student, and Minnesotan to represent the University. • Ranked #1 in his class and position by scout.com. • Is/was all-conference, all-section, all-area, all-state, all-midwest, all-american.

PERSONAL: Born too long ago to remember • Family member to every University of Minnesota student, staff, and faculty past or present • Plans to attend the University until mascotting becomes a legitimate and respected major and field of study • Goldy is an only child • Goldy voted for Pedro

PERSONAL FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND INFLUENCES: Minnesota Timberwolves "Crunch" • Minnesota Wild's "Nordy" • Minnesota Vikings "Viktor" • Minnesota Twins "TC Bear" • The gopher from Caddyshack • The Hoff (Blake Hoffarber and David Hasselhoff) • Resident Dog Walker for Pam Borton, Tubby Smith, Tim Brewster, and Don Lucia • Joe, from Average Joe's Gymnasium • Patches O'Houlihan • Joe Mauer • "Chunk" from the Goonies and his Truffle Shuffle • Johnny Cash • Coach Merilee Wait • Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre • Snoopy (he doesn't talk) • Ron Burgundy (he does talk) • The Cup • Lance Armstrong • Shaq • Billy Mays (R.I.P) • The creator of the Shamwow (It works wonders on Goldy's Fur) • Eric Decker, CLC baby!

RIVALS AND ENEMIES: Bucky the Badger • Herky the Hawk • Sparty the Spartan

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