Little kernels dream big. They pop in and out through the hot-air popper with hopes of representing Team Chicago Mix. Though they all burst with potential, only the top two will continue to the Garrett Games. Get to know our Flavored Athletes and follow the exciting action!
- Nicknamed ‘Golden Boy’ by teammates for cheesy disposition
- Cousin of QuesoMaíz, 1992 bronze medalist in the shake
- Leader of Team Chicago Mix in the 2008 Garrett Games
CheeseCorn™ is another seasoned competitor. In 2008, he won the gold medal in his signature event, the tumbler. He hopes to claim the all-around gold medal by winning the shake and the kettle as well this year. Though not officially on Team Chicago Mix for the Games yet, he’s flavored for his mental fortitude, sportsmanship, and palatable strength.
- Reigning national champion in the kettle
- First kernel to win three medals at a single Games
- Coaches tout his abilities as “unparalleled”
A long-time flavored athlete, CaramelCrisp® returns to this Garrett Games with skills more refined than ever. His consistent, crisp execution has won him titles at the Kernel Championships, Pan-Pop Competition, and most recently at Worlds. He hopes to claim the title again in 2012 for his best event, the kettle.
- Sings “Pop It” by the Blue Striped Cheese to pump up before competitions
- Won bronze medal in the shake at Pan-Pop debut
- Born in Illinois
With a background in the classical arts, Buttery moves with elegance, grace and finesse. She is praised for her clean flavor and smooth finish, which caught the attention of judges at the Pan-Pop Competition. With her quiet determination and subtle notes, she could be a valuable addition to Team Chicago Mix.