Daily Fluff: Kitten named captain of American hide-and-seek team

Lyle and his team are heading to Portugal next month for the World Championships.

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Published Aug 14, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 9:13 am CDT

cat named Lyle from Sioux Falls, SD has been named the caption of the American Hide-and-Seek team in advance of the World Championships next month in Lisbon, Portugal. Lyle has been on the team for 4 years and competed at the 2012 Olympics in London, where the US squad placed just out of medal contention in fourth.

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“This year’s team is vastly improved over last year,” said hide-and-seek analyst Jamie Windsor. There has been very little turnover on the team itself — this is essentially the same roster as the 2012 group — but Windsor said the team members have much better chemistry. 

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Much of that improved team dynamic can be attributed to Lyle. “His leadership is a huge asset to the team,” said Windsor, who thinks the Americans will give the reigning-champion Russians a run for their money at the Lisbon event. 

“These cats can hide… and seek,” said Windsor.

Via BWCK Gallery.

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*First Published: Aug 14, 2013, 9:23 am CDT