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4 WVU Mountaineer mascot candidates to compete in finals

February 17, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four finalists have been selected for the chance to become West Virginia University’s next Mountaineer mascot.

The university says the finalists will participate in a cheer-off competition Monday night at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown during the men’s basketball game against Kansas State.

A selection committee will announce the winner during the game against TCU on Feb. 26. The new mascot will serve for one year.

The finalists are Timothy Eads, a sophomore from Buffalo who currently serves as the alternate mascot; Brooke Ashby, a junior from Mannington; Thaiddeus Dillie, a junior from Weirton; and Connor Capron, a freshman from Sutton.

The winner will replace mascot Trevor Kiess.

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