Columbia-Greene Mascot in final 4

HUDSON -- Rip Van Winkle has advanced to the Final Four in SUNY Mascot Madness, and now we have our eyes on the top prize!

SUNY Mascot Madness tournament – a competition to crown New York’s favorite college mascot, invited 36 mascots from various SUNY campuses to compete, bracket-style, for the title of 2018 Mascot of the Year. C-GCC’s mascot Rip has bested 32 of them, and voting in the Final Four begins at noon on Wednesday, March 28, and will continue until Friday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Votes may be cast at the official SUNY Mascot Madness web page once every 24-hours per email address, and voting with multiple addresses is encouraged. Votes must be confirmed via a link sent to each email account, and shares and likes of SUNY Tweets will also count toward votes.

C-GCC will be posting links to the voting page on its website and social media channels throughout the competition.

Rip Van Winkle leads C-GCC’s athletic teams, the Twins, and serves as a symbol of the twin counties of Columbia and Greene and the Catskill mountain range that connects them. His legend began with a short story written in 1819 by Washington Irving, in which he fell into an enchanted sleep for 20 years, after playing a game of nine-pin with the ghosts of Captain Henry Hudson.

Vote for Rip:

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