Go Tufflepuffs!

Tufts’ quidditch team, the Tufflepuffs, finished second in the International Quidditch World Cup this weekend in New York City.

The team lost 100-50 to Middlebury — one of the first collegiate quidditch squads — in the finals (though the Tufflepuffs did catch the snitch).

On the way to the finals, Tufts faced Ryerson University, America’s Finest QC, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, Chestnut Hill College, Emerson and Pitt. Forty-six teams total competed in the weekend-long tournament.

EDIT: Watch video of their first-round win vs. Ryerson:

Here is the beginning of the final versus Middlebury:

The final gained media attention from TIME magazine and Wired, and USA Today interviewed the co-founder of the Tufts Quidditch team, senior Molly Newman. You can also see someĀ great photos from the final via Metromix and Boston.com.

Follow the Tufts team via Twitter, and view some past coverage of the team on Jumble.


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