This past fall, Greg Bento decided to try out for quidditch as a sophomore because he missed playing team sports and because he was convinced by veteran Tufflepuffs, Max and Steve. Also, quidditch sounded like a fun sport that managed to maintain a level of competition that corresponded to Greg's competitive nature. Greg's favorite part of playing quidditch is when the seeker floor is finally up and he gets to start off pitch seeking. He says it's a great feeling to be released after watching the team play from the sidelines for the first portion of the game. This sophomore's favorite quidditch memory was the first time he caught a snitch... The whole team ran at him, screaming and yelling, and engulfed him in a giant hug. The feeling of euphoria he felt made it a moment he will never forget and cherish for the rest of his life. If you're ever looking for this sneaky seeker on the pitch, just keep an eye out for neon yellow, and very short shorts - Greg's signature look.
Greg is a student manager at the Dewick-McPhee Dining Hall at Tufts, as well as a member of the Tufts Magic team. However, running is his passion. Greg started running in high school, where he eventually became captain of their three running teams - Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track. Today, Greg still competes in multiple road races a year, usually with some of his runner friends from High School. This past fall, Greg ran a marathon in Hartford and came in fourth in his age group! He is currently training to compete in his second Tough Mudder Tournament, which will take place shortly after World Cup.
At World Cup 7, Greg looks forward to playing teams hasn't had the chance to play from all over the country.
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.