Mr. Greyhound grabs Mr. Worcester title

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Elizabeth Eastwood

On Friday, January 30, five young men from Clark University, The College of The Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Becker College and Assumption College competed for the coveted title of Mr. Worcester. Throughout the evening, the crowd was entertained by the talented and engaging contestants.

From Clark, Declan Grant entertained the audience with his stand up comedy and left the audience hanging with a knock-knock joke. He mentioned his friend, James Grant, as a Worcester celebrity and thanked him for making Clark the school for him and familiarizing him with the city.

Holy Cross’ contestant, Nate Chung, sang and performed an original piece on guitar. Chung charmed the audience by sharing his most embarrassing moment–walking around with a toilet paper tail. He also told us if he were to date a girl outside of Holy Cross, “he would choose a girl from Clark.”

WPI’s contestant, Lucas McLaughlin, enticed us with his dashing smile and flashy bow tie. He brought us back as he sang and played the guitar to the song “Boston” originally by Augustana, which he personalized by singing Worcester in place of Boston.

Becker’s very own Ian Varney swept the crowd off their feet with his talent of juggling. He also recalled his favorite children’s book, “Goodnight Moon” and shared with us an important lesson: “learning to say goodnight and goodbye as life moves on.” When asked what type of dog he would be, Varney answered, a “Maned wolf” because “it is not a wolf and not a fox.”

Finally, Assumption’s very own, Anthony Iannone, was next to compete for the title of Mr. Worcester. He performed the “evolution of dance” representing the dance styles through the ages. Iannone also hurdled last years’ Mr. Assumption, Brenden Knight, along with his younger sister in the process—a definite crowd pleaser. His favorite place to go in Worcester is Via, where he enjoys their exquisite Italian food. He also shared his smooth-talking skills by saying that if he proposed to his future fiancé with a ring from Walmart and she found out, he would propose again with an expensive ring not from Walmart.

These talented and smooth-talking contestants worked the crowd and earned their rank.

But the results were in and the places were set.

The second runner up was Mr. Holy Cross; first runner up was from Mr. WPI.

And drum roll please...

The winner was none other than Assumption’s very own, Anthony Iannone. Assumption students cheered for their fellow Hound who earned the jazzy title of Mr. Worcester.

This was an entertaining evening full of fun and enjoyment, but was also supportive of the Working for Worcester organization. Working for Worcester allows college students, business owners and city officials to show their support in advancing Worcester.

On Saturday, April 11, students from the Worcester Consortium will be working at 16 locations throughout the city to build playgrounds and participate in community projects, and continue to improve the Worcester community.

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