Friday, March 22, 2013

Maniacs voted best mascot in Idaho

The Orofino Maniacs earlier this month were voted the best mascot in Idaho in USA Today’s best mascot contest.

The contest is a national one, with the winning mascot receiving $2,000 for their school sports program.

Regional voting pitted the Maniacs against mascots like the Yuma, Arizona Criminals, the Oregon Episcopal Aardvarks, and the Carbon Dinos of Price, UT.

Originally, regional voting ended March 14, but voting was extended due to concerns that huge amounts of traffic from eager voters may have interfered with the site’s ability to accept votes. After the first round of regional voting, the Maniacs had finished in a distant fourth. The same was true after the extended second round had concluded. The Carbon Dinos took first place.

Once regional voting has ended, the winners of each region go head to head for the national title. First place earns $2,000, and second, third, fourth, and fifth place national winners will earn $1,000, $500, $250, and $100, respectively.

Visit http://contest. to see the voting results. The Maniacs are in Region 6.

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