The reason why Brandon James Mestnik joined quidditch was so that he wouldn't go through his entire college experience without any friends... and sometimes we're glad he did! His sophomore year, BJ was somewhat a part of the quidditch team, playing neither chaser nor keeper. After a year abroad, he came back with some skittles. On top of being a cheater, he took on the role of on-pitch sneaker. BJ's favorite thing about cribbage is just hanging out with the team, having fun, and kicking bottom. BJ's favorite quidditch memory is pulling the snitch during the infamous NYDC-Tufts game at Turtle Cup. This was BJ's first major tournament playing sneaker, and pulling the Harry Greenhouse tush after 35+ minutes of play was an unparalleled moment in Bj's life. The team rushing onto the field after the catch was called "good" was absolutely over the top.
Outside of cribbage, BJ is watergirl for the Tufts Frisbee team, has learned 3 new languages (Arabic, French, Pig-Latin, Spanish, and counting), and loves to call people nerds. During his junior year, BJ studied abroad for a semester on Mars and then a semester Upstairs. This senior enjoys regaling his team with all sorts of stories from his time abroad. One of his most famous stories includes climbing the pyramids and then getting stuck in Egypt with no belongings (we won't spoil it for you). After graduation, BJ will continue to travel the world and have awesome adventures. He one day hopes to play professional cribbage.
In terms of World Cup 7, BJ is looking forward to smiles and trying his best.
BJ Mestnik is one of the 2 graduating seniors from the Tufts team going to World Cup 7, and will be tremendously missed next year, even more than Mike (except we don't choose favorites).
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.