There are all sorts of kinds of high school mascots. Animals, "occupations", and nature themed seem to be the three different categories mascots are separated into. But what Minnesota high school mascots are the most common and most creative? Let's take a look at the list and see what mascots of the boys basketball teams that are still in the Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament (as of 3/22 at 2:00PM) make the list!

5 Most Common Animal Mascots:

Eagles - Eden Prairie & Apple Valley

Tigers - Delano

Panthers - Cass Lake-Bena & Lakeville North

Cardinals

Lions - Heritage Christian Academy

5 Most Creative Animal Mascots:

Wrens

Wolfpack

Winhawks

Wingers

White Hawks

5 Most Common "Occupational" Mascots:

Knights - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

Warriors - Caledonia

Raiders

Rebels

Vikings

5 Most Creative "Occupational" Mascots:

Skippers

Red Knights

Ogichidaa (Ojibwe for warriors)

Minutemen

Millers

5 Most Common Nature Mascots:

Lakers - Minnewaska Area

Storm

Northern Freeze

Stars

Thunder

5 Most Creative Nature Mascots:

Tornadoes

Mercuries

Lightening

Hurricanes

Galaxy

 

So I guess none of the state basketball teams are very creative with their mascots. Who would have thought the Northern Freeze is a popular mascot name?

 

These ranks are based on findings from MinnPost.

 

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