Clutch the Bear
Houston Rocket's Mascot
Introduced in 1995 * Voted first NBA 2005 Mascot of the Year *
5th Most recognizable mascot of all time by USA Today *
2003 Game Ops Mascot of the year *
Mascot Video skit of year 2004 and 2006 at Idea Conference *
2005 "Crazy for the Finals" Mascot Stunt competition winner *
Star of his own book "Clutch's Day at the Doctor" *
Over 250 appearances in Houston, USA and internationally outside of the Rockets games.
Since bursting onto the scene in 1995, Houston's Own CLUTCH "The Rockets Bear" has become one of sport's most celebrated mascots. Named the 5th most recognizable mascot in sports by USA Today in February 2005, Clutch is the Houston Rockets' number one fan, and can be seen cheering on his team at all Houston Rockets home games. Whether he is creating impromptu comedy, cheerleading, signing autographs, dancing with the Power Dancers (to the beat of his own drum), doling out hugs, or performing on-court skits, Clutch is always a fan favorite. While attending a Rockets game there is a good chance you will see Clutch get shot out of a cannon or dunking the ball while soaring through the air. You might also catch Clutch's alter-egos (Angel and Devil Clutch). Though a celebrity in his own right, he has worked with many Hollywood celebrities, sports stars and politicians, including Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, George Bush Sr., Tiger Woods, Adam Sandler, Bill Murray, Nelly, Chris Tucker, Andy Roddick, Roger Clemens, and Nolan Ryan, to name a few. Clutch tours over 100 schools each year performing school programs and makes numerous other community appearances throughout the Houston area. Not to be just a home town Bear, Clutch has developed a strong following in China along with his buddy Yao Ming.