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Cat Griz Rivalry Is Nationwide

BOZEMAN -

The 113th Brawl of the Wild is Saturday.

It's a rivalry that has divided the state for more than a century; this rivalry extends far past the Treasure State.

Cat Griz fans coast to coast are going to be sitting side by side cheering on their team in Saturday's Brawl of the Wild.

There are official viewing parties from Puerto Rico, to Alaska and Hawaii and everywhere in between.

Steve Gamradt graduated from MSU in 1972.

He went to every Cat Griz party in Minneapolis when he lived there.

But when he moved to Wildwood, Florida six years ago, the closest party he could find was in Tallahassee, so he started his own.

And he has people willing to drive three hours to watch the game.

"I'm drawing from Orlando," said Gamradt. "I'm drawing from Tampa. I have a good friend of mine coming from Jacksonville."

Randy Smith organizes the only satellite party in Oklahoma.

When he started the party six years ago, it was just Cat fans at the party.

Now he says of the 30 or so people that come, half are Griz fans.

"It's been I guess two or three years since we had the Grizzly Alumni Association kind of join in with us," said Smith.

With all the Cats and Griz fans side by side, you can bet the parties can get loud at times anywhere you go.

"When they score and we are really quiet and then when we score we are whooping and hollering," said Donna Rudiger, Indianapolis.

"If the game is close, it can be pretty boisterous at time," said Rudiger.  "I mean it is just a blast. It is just fun to be there."

The Brawl of the Wild kickoffs at noon Saturday.

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