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Chris Opheim
WSU Spirit Program Coordinator
Marketing & Promotions
Bohler Athletic Complex, Suite 173
PO Box 641602
Pullman, Washington 99164-1602
Phone: (509) 335-0244
FAX: (509) 335-0299

Policies and Procedures

Maximum of 2 hours per event requested, with mandatory 10 minute breaks per hour to keep performer health, readiness, and suit integrity intact.

All requests must be made via the official Butch T. Cougar request form and sent via mail, email or fax.

Butch T. Cougar must be supplied with a private, lockable area for changing for all events outside of the Pullman/Moscow area.

Water/Food must be provided for any events over 2 hours away from Pullman/Moscow area, or events that take place with a meal.


Base Hourly Rate: $250 (Contact Chris Opheim for any rate related questions)
Milage: Mileage: $0.56/mile* for all events outside of Pullman, WA.
* Butch is a resident of the WSU-Pullman Campus, and all mileage will be counted from his home address:

Bohler Gym Suite 173
Pullman, WA 99164

Payment must be made by check only, payable to WSU Athletics, or University IRI.


The person portraying Butch will supply their own method of transportation whenever necessary. Should the need arise for extended stay or air fare, requesting groups will be invoiced for any/all transportation fees. (Baggage costs, hotel parking, etc...)


Butch T. Cougar is a member of the WSU Spirit Squad and therefore abides by all spirit squad rules & policies pertaining to eligibility, academics, and model behavior. Only students who have been selected upon the completion of the Butch T. Cougar tryout process and meet these requirements are allowed to portray Butch T. Cougar.

Private parties are able to request Butch for appearances, such as, but not limited to; weddings, birthdays, or celebrations as long as the appearance is not used to further political, religious, or other motives not conducive to the standards of Washington State University. Butch can attend an event for a maximum of 2 hours. Washington State University, its Athletic Department programs, Cougar Athletic Fund, and the WSU Alumni Association will receive priority in any appearance made by Butch. Butch is not able to attend any events during home athletic events (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming, etc.)

All requests for Butch appearances must be submitted in writing to the WSU Spirit Squad Coordinator a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event. An email will be sent upon receipt of any requests. This is not a confirmation for the appearance. Should the requesting party not receive an email, please contact the Spirit Squad office immediately to make sure the request has been received. Event requests will be confirmed a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled event.

All requests made to WSU branch campuses will be directed to the WSU Spirit Squad Coordinator for approval.

To uphold the University mascot standards, only individuals who have received WSU Spirit Program training and authorization may wear the mascot uniform and perform as "Butch".