Saturday, December 04, 2004
Today was the University of Wisconsin NAQT Fall Quiz Bowl Tournament, and while Conserve School may have changed their coach and entire top squad, they got the same results as they went undefeated to win the championship. It should be noted, however, that while the standings looked decisive, they actually reflect Conserve's perfect record in overtime, something second place West High School from Wausau, Wisconsin will undoubtedly work to ruin in the future. In third place were Conserve's perennial rivals from Rufus King High School in the Milwaukee area, while Logan High School from LaCrosse, Wisconsin took 4th. The feminist in me also can't resist pointing out that, despite the fact quiz bowl has been strangely male-dominated in my 14 or so years of involvement, at this tournament the top four teams all had female captains, two of whom were also the lead scorers. Congratulations to all the teams, and tournament directors Sean Kinney and Eli Morris-Heft for putting on such a fine event.