TCU Knowledge Bowl brings home hardware

 

The Tri-City United Knowledge Bowl team kicked off its inaugural season by bringing home the hardware.  
The Titans brought home both the second and third place trophies from the first meet of the season, held in Mankato on Friday, Jan. 11.  At the meet, 38 teams from 12 schools in the region competed.  The TCU team has 32 students in grades 9-12, on six teams. 
 
Knowledge Bowl competition begins with students taking a written exam of 60 questions, followed by four competition rounds where students compete in teams in a jeopardy-style format.  Questions come from topics including history, geography, English,  literature, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.  Teams gain points by answering questions correctly.  Teams are ranked at the end of the day by the total points earned during the competition.
 
The Platinum Team, of Brook Kadrlik, Sarina Wolbeck, Mitchell Dooley, Robert Johnson, and George Doyle placed second, earing 105.5 points.  
 
The Gold team of Maggie Colwell, Zack Skluzacek, Marty McGuire, Devon Tuma, and Victoria Roberts placed third, earing 101.5 points.  
 
“All TCU teams performed really well at our first event,” said coach Ted Doyle.  “We have a lot of returning talent in addition to some new faces on the team.  It is a great combination of experience and new academic strengths.  I am looking forward to a great season.”