MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College’s mascot Boomer Bighorn is retiring on June 30. Boomer will spend retirement relaxing and climbing mountains with loved ones who are members of the north Grand Canyon bighorn herd.
Boomer chose Blaze Bighorn from the southern Grand Canyon herd as the new MCC mascot. Blaze is Boomer’s cousin and happily accepted the position. Blaze always looked up to Boomer and dreamed of being the MCC mascot.
Blaze is currently transitioning into the new position and Boomer is sticking around to help train Blaze on being the college mascot, which includes attending college and community events and working on social media to help elevate the MCC pride and spirit of students, employees and community members.
“Being the mascot at MCC has been an incredible and memorable journey,” said Boomer, who started as the college mascot more than two decades ago. “I will miss being around the students, faculty and staff every day but I have great confidence Blaze will exceed everyone’s expectations and be an excellent mascot.”
Boomer will still make appearances from time to time and will assist the college by working remotely on the social media pages.
Blaze is a native Arizonan from the Grand Canyon near the south rim. In their free time bighorn enjoy mountain climbing, hanging out with friends and eating their favorite food – grass, sage and cacti.
“I have big hooves to fill. I’m nervous, but thrilled to be a part of the MCC family,” said Blaze. “I’ve already met a lot of people at the college and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2022 MCC graduation ceremony on May 13. I’m also working out to get in better shape for the first MCC men’s and women’s soccer games in the fall of 2023, where I’ll help pump up the crowd to cheer on our Bighorn athletes.”
Blaze also encourages people who want help improving their lives to sign up to be a student at MCC. Get started by filling out the free online application at Apply.Mohave.edu. Summer semester classes start May 23 and Blaze is looking forward to seeing students at the new student orientation events the college holds each semester. For more information about becoming an MCC student, visit the college website Mohave.edu, stop by a campus near you or call 866-MOHAVECC (1-866-664-2832).
Those with questions for Blaze or Boomer can contact them through the college social media pages: