Meet A Gee-Gee

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Gee-Gee | Mascot

Maclaine Chadwick | Fulcrum Staff

Photo by Justin Labelle

“Meet a Gee-Gee” takes a look at the people under the jerseys. Whether they’re varsity athletes or otherwise, we ask the players questions you want answers to. We get the dirt, straight from the horse’s mouth.

MEET THE GEE-GEE: avid dancer, sports fan, and U of O enthusiast. In an email interview with the Fulcrum, the Gee-Gee’s handler Stacey Birtch translates the answers of our beloved steed (after all, he only speaks Horse).

The Fulcrum: What is your favourite part of going to the games? 

Gee-Gee: My absolute favourite part about going to games is meeting all those crazy, enthusiastic, and passionate Gee-Gees fans. They never cease to amaze me with their cheers and face paint.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve would be when Rodney the Raven tries to out-dance me and falls flat, like he hit a glass window mid-flight. I mean, why even try? You know that Gee-Gee has the best dance moves!

What is something that most people don’t know about you? 

I wear boxers, not briefs.

What are you doing when you aren’t at games? 

When I’m not attending Gee-Gees games and events, I’m out mingling with my peeps on campus, attending classes, and studying hard. Like my fellow student-athletes, I like to find a good balance between sports, academics, and my social life.

You really rock out at games. Do you have a favourite dance move? 

It’s all about staying in touch with the “in” dance moves. Right now I’m working on perfecting my own version of Gangnam Style (stay tuned at future games for my breakout performance). But my all-time favourite dance move is the moonwalk.

Who is your idol? 

My idol is of course Youppi, the Montreal Expos mascot and one of three mascots to be inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame!

If you had to pass along one piece of advice to any young colts out there trying to break into the mascot business, what would it be? 

Be all you can be! Work hard, have complete dedication, and of course have as much fun as a horse can possibly have! The grass is without a doubt greener on this side! Go Gee-Gees Go!

Keep an eye out for the Gee-Gee at many varsity games on campus, which students can get into for free with their student cards.

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