The Votes Are In!

BUFFALO, NY - The votes are in and Petey is the best Catholic school mascot in the country.

The Golden Griffin prevailed following a fierce online bracket competition, which pitted Petey against such worthy beasts as St. Bonaventure’s Bona Wolf, the Boston College Eagle and the Fordham Ram. The final bracket battle came down to Petey and Iggy, the Loyola Maryland Greyhound. But Canisius’ half lion-half eagle proved mightier, capturing the crown with 52 percent of the popular vote.

The Best Catholic School Mascot competition was hosted by BustedHalo.com, a spirituality web magazine written by and for young adults.