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Quiz Bowl Team Places in Top 5 at Cade Classic

Quiz Bowl Team Places in Top 5 at Cade Classic
The Upper School Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Cade Classic Tournament in Broussard, Louisiana on Jan. 25. The event was hosted by the Episcopal School of Acadiana. There was a field of 22 teams in the varsity division. The Saints were undefeated in five morning matches. In the afternoon round of competition, their record was 2:3, leaving them with a fourth-place finish. 

“Considering we haven’t been able to attend as many matches as some years in the past, the kids were great,” said Quiz Bowl Coach Upper School faculty member Lee Klebba. “One thing that I believe is noteworthy is they really operated as a team—no one player was dominant.”

Team members are seniors Brandon Stokes and team captain Cameron Tolar, with juniors Clara Conatser, Camila Figueroa, and Grace Fleshman.  In the fall the team garnered a top 10 finish at the local Xavier University tournament

The Quiz Bowl program in the Upper School has seen much success in the past several years under Klebba’s guidance. In the spring of 2018 StM’s Quiz Bowl team placed first in the state. This was a repeat performance for the Saints, who were State Champs in 2017 as well. In both years the team went on to place in the top 10 at the Small School National Championship Tournament

With a young team during the 2019-2020 season, the group was able to earn top tier finishes at local meets. Klebba expects the continued success of the program as the students go forward.

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