Purdue Pete's Polytechnic ties

The Purdue Petes.

The Purdue Alumnus followed six Purdue Petes to mascot camp this fall, including two who are students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

The Alumnus reports, “The mascots are a rowdy bunch. Outgoing, goofy pranksters, they are constantly laughing and joking with one another. They act pretty much exactly how you’d expect a mascot to act.”

Personality is a big part of playing Pete, but it takes more than slapping on a costume and acting silly.

“When Pete acts really happy, or really disappointed, that is genuine emotion that comes from me,”  says Kevin Wissler, a building construction management major. “The guy on the inside, behind the mask, is so passionate about Purdue sports and the school itself.”

Grant Hubbard, a mechanical engineering technology major, also is one of the Purdue Petes.

Read more about their training in the Purdue Alumnus.