Bearcat Friday: Jeff Wyler Body Shop

Jan. 31, 2012

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The University of Cincinnati celebrates this week's Bearcat Friday Winner!

The University of Cincinnati Athletic Department developed a way for campus offices and businesses around the country to join in on the fun and show their Bearcat spirit!

This week’s Bearcat Friday Winner is Jeff Wyler’s Body Shop. The Bearcat mascot took a trip to Jeff Wyler’s Body Shop in Batavia on Friday, January 27th. The Bearcat took a tour of the body shop and brand new show room, as he surprised employees and customers with his appearance. There were several UC fans in the crowd and employees were happy to take a break from work to take pictures with the Bearcat.

“We wanted to thank the Bearcat for coming out to visit us!  We all had a great time!  The employees all enjoyed being able to take a break to visit and get our pictures taken with the Bearcat.  We have a lot of UC Bearcat fans here and hopefully we will get to see the Bearcat at a game here soon!” said Shannon Sebastian, Body Shop Office Coordinator.

Jeff Wyler Body Shop in the Eastgate Auto Mall handles repairs from minor paint scratches to major body and collision repair. The Eastgate location is home to the very first Jeff Wyler new and used car dealership which opened in 1973. For more information about Jeff Wyler’s Body Shop, please visit their website at

How Does Bearcat Friday Work?

Sponsored by the UC Department of Athletics, UC Office of Trademarks, and the UC Alumni Association, Bearcats fans can participate in the fun and show support by signing up and wearing red and black on Fridays throughout the academic year. In addition to competing against other participating groups to show off your Bearcat spirit with pride, registering will make you eligible to win prizes for your group and maybe even get a visit from the Bearcat himself.



Register your business/group by clicking here. Random businesses will be selected to participate in Bearcats Friday and will be contacted if chosen.

Your business/group will receive a sign to display showing your support to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and that you are a proud member of Bearcats Nation!

For more information on how you can be a part of Bearcat Fridays, please contact Carla Lopez in the UC Marketing/Fan Development Office at 513-556-1081.