|Crunch has been the official team mascot of the Minnesota Timberwolves since 1989 and has delighted T-Wolves audiences for 11 seasons. Noted for his thunderous, acrobatic dunks, long, mid-court backwards shots and hilarious skits and playful interaction with the fans, Crunch is an important part of an evening with the Timberwolves.
Crunch has built a reputation as one of the most exciting mascots in the NBA and has performed at five NBA All-Star Weekends (1991, 1993-96). In addition, Crunch has performed internationally, previously appearing in London, England, and in Australia.
Crunch, who has appeared at Major League baseball games, National Hockey League games and NCAA basketball, CBA basketball and NBA playoff games, performs at every Timberwolves home game, as well as promotional and charity events throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest.
Born: Near a Boundary Waters campsite, raised by humans (basketball fans)
Became Mascot: In 1989, seen lurking near a Minneapolis playground, returning stray basketballs to neighborhood kids. (He is said to have returned them with backwards shots that were very accurate)
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches (standing on two feet)
Weight: 175 lbs.
Vertical leap: 28 inches
Vertical leap (with trampoline): 10 feet, 6 inches
Best dunk: Flip dunk
Trademark shot: Between the legs tramp-jump jam
Places traveled to as a mascot: London, England, Australia and all over the United States
Favorite food: Nestle Crunch candy bar
Favorite players (not on the Wolves roster): Joe WOLF and Charles BARKley