Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warrior Quiz Bowl

QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY @ SOUTH O'BRIEN (PAULLINA, IA)

Below are the rosters for this Saturday’s QB tournament in Paullina, IA (South O'Brien) based on who has confirmed with me that they are able to go. 
Bus will be leaving SBL High School at 7:00am SHARP!   Everyone is welcome to come along and cheer on your team mates. The tournament is expected to be done by 1:30pm and with a brief Casey's stop, we’ll be back in Sergeant Bluff between 3:00 - 3:30 PM CT.

 


SBL OFF TO A GREAT START WITH 1ST, 2ND & 3RD FINISH IN SBL / IQBL QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT

18 teams from 11 schools traveled to Sergeant Bluff-Luton this past Saturday, Oct 27 for the SBL-IQBL (Iowa Quiz Bowl League) Fall Open National Qualifying Quiz Bowl Tournament. The foundation of this tournament started three years ago with collaboration between SBL, Iowa Quiz Bowl League and NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) to create a kick-off tournament for the Quiz Bowl season in Northwest Iowa, providing additional opportunities for NWIA schools to compete in more IQBL tournaments without having to travel all over the state. 2018 marks the third year for this tournament. NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) certifies this tournament as a National Qualifier for their 2019 National Championship Tournament. Teams finishing in the top 10% of the SBL tournament earn a qualified entry into the National Tournament.

 

The tournament consisted of 5 rounds of regulation competition. Each round included 20 toss up questions from NAQT. Schools competed head-to-head in a random round robin format. Teams that answer a toss-up question correctly would earn 10 points and would earn a 3 part bonus question for each correct toss-up worth up to an additional 30 points. Sergeant Bluff-Luton Quiz Bowl 2018-19 kicks off the season with a very large 33 students participating. This strong student base allowed SBL to enter 3 teams (one varsity and two JV teams) in this tournament (even with a number of students missing due to ACT testing). SBL teams competing were made up of:


VARSITY:

Jonathan Zuercher, Sebastian Gonzalez, Trey Barnett, Michael McDermott, Austin Freiberg & Jamie Laureano. 

 

JR VARSITY-1:
Seth Wiederin, Joe Zuercher, Grant Widdison, Jack Ping, Colin Schaar and Hali Brown.

 

JR VARSITY-2:

Kylie Schrad, Michael Widjaja, Payton Harkness, Madison Colvert, Dorie Ausborn and Tyler Lahaie.

 

SBL Varsity finished the regulation rounds with a 4-1 record (3rd seed overall heading into semi-finals). They would finish the day with a 5-2 record, outscoring opponents 1330-1020 and bringing home a 2nd Place finish behind a very strong MVAOCOU team.

SBL Jr Varsity #1 finished the day undefeated (#1 seed overall) with a 7-0 record. This squad dominated competition, outscoring opponents 1700-440 and finishing the day as the JV Champions, defeating Lawton-Bronson 250-70 in the tournament JV finals.

SBL Jr Varsity #2 finished the competition with a respectable 3-2 finish, good enough for #4 seed overall. They scored 530 points on the day and qualified for the semi-finals where unfortunately they would face off against the number 1 seed, the other SBL JV squad who steam rolled their competition all day long.

 

Congratulations to SBL individual scoring leaders: Seth Wiederin (390), Jonathon Zuercher (250) and Sebastian Gonzalez (230).  Honorable Mention go out to Joe Zuercher (130), Michael Widjaja (130) and Kylie Schrad (130 and Grant Widdison (110) for all scoring over 100 points!

 

Warrior Quiz Bowl will be on the road for the remainder of the season, travelling next up to Orange City for the MOC Dutch Invitational on Nov 10th and to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake on Dec 1st.  You can follow SBL Quiz Bowl online throughout the season via our Facebook page, Twitter @SBLQuizBowl or via our website under the sblschools.com High School sports & activities page. 

 

JV CHAMPIONS (photo):

SBL Jr Varsity(L-to-R)  Hali Brown, Joe Zuercher, Grant Widdison, Jack Ping, Seth Wiederin, Colin Schaar




UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR SBL QUIZ BOWL:

SBL QUIZ BOWL PRACTICES WILL BEGIN AROUND OCTOBER 4TH, 2018 - CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS

We will have our initial Quiz Bowl sign-up and informational sharing meeting this Thursday, 10/4/18 at 6:00pm in Mrs. Zarbano’s room. Please share this meeting date/time with your friends and any new freshmen and invite them to come check it out and ask questions. Practices will then formally divide into Varsity and JV beginning the following week (10/11/18) at 6:30pm and 7:15pm as we have in the past.  Hope to see you there!!! ~ Michael

SBL QUIZ BOWL 2018-2019 TOURNAMENTS





HISTORY & TRADITION OF QUIZ BOWL AT SERGEANT BLUFF-LUTON CONTINUES!

Greetings Prospective Quiz Bowlers!

I’m hoping that your new school year gets off to a fabulous start!   I’d like to extend a formal invitation to you to join us at our informational meeting and initial practice for the SB-L Quiz Bowl team that will be held in late Sept or early Oct! 

SB-L Quiz Bowl has evolved into an exceptional program that we are all very proud of.  We have team members who have a variety of knowledge levels across many different areas of interest, as well as members who participate in extracurricular activities from football,  softball, cheerleading, basketball, dance, volleyball, choir, track, cross-country, wrestling, theater… you name it!   

What makes someone a successful Quiz Bowl team?  Individuals with DIFFERENT interests while wanting to have fun
and while supporting and pushing team members to excel beyond what they never thought was possible!

The SBL Quiz Bowl team has an outstanding history and had another great season last year, playing very well in several tournaments and adding a few more tournament trophies to the Quiz Bowl case and we’re looking forward to another great year of competition!  But each year, we lose a group of seniors that we need to replace with new bowlers!

Quiz Bowl offers you a chance to shine in a fun, competitive environment that typically includes one practice per week (in past we have done separate practices for JV and varsity, however, we will be discussing this at our meeting). There are approximately 5-6 Saturday tournaments between October and April.  Everyone practices each week and placement on JV or Varsity teams for tournaments is NOT solely determined by grade level or Quiz Bowl experience, but rather by accumulating practice points during our weekly practices and number of teams participating.  Practices have normally be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:15p (JV) and 7:15 – 8:00p (Varsity).  Bus transportation is always provided to and from our tournaments.

If you’d like to know more about SB-L Quiz Bowl or check it out first, please check out the SBL Quiz Bowl page (link on the SBL High School page).  If you are not able to make the meeting, but are interested, please send me an email or give me a call with any questions:  aguirmic@sblschools.com or 712-251-6567. 

Hope to see you then! 

Michael Aguirre
SBL High School Quiz Bowl Coach
Cell: 712-251-6567. 


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