Elon Quiz Bowl defeats five university teams in academic competition

Playing in a team jeopardy format, Elon’s Quiz Bowl team showcases their academic knowledge across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Quiz Bowl students celebrate after a fun Friday afternoon trivia match.
Winner of Elon’s 2018 Outstanding New Student Organization, Elon Quiz Bowl sent a six-player team to compete in the Spring 2019 Mid-Atlantic Sectionals of the National Academic Quiz Tournament, which occurred at Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Across 20 teams in the tournament, Elon won six matches, placing 9th overall with a record of six wins and five losses.  Elon defeated teams from University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, West Virginia University, Eastern Tennessee State University and Liberty University (twice).

Every member of Elon’s Quiz Bowl travel team scored within the Top 100 players for the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Sectional tournament:

Nathan Scheer ’19 – #13 rank

Billy Reynolds ’21 – #43 rank

Clay Thompson ’19 – #59 rank

Owen Cornette ’21 – #64 rank (tie)

Tripp Hill ’22 – #64 rank (tie)

Thida Kim ’21 – #84 rank

Matthew Antonio Bosch serves as advisor and weekly moderator, quizzing two teams of students who are eager to buzz in with correct answers across science, math, geography, history, politics, media, music, pop culture, and the arts.

Quiz Bowl students enjoying some well-deserved lunch at the Mid-Atlantic Sectional Tournament.
Quiz Bowl advances Elon’s efforts towards building an inclusive, friendly and intellectual community.  Bosch shared, “Quiz Bowl is an incredible group of students who dedicate time and talent towards advancing the intellectual climate at Elon.  They are also just incredible human beings who support each other as friends while showing the campus that being smart is cool and something to be valued and uplifted.”

Quiz Bowl is always looking for new students to join.  No knowledge is necessary, and informal scrimmage matches occur every Friday afternoon in Belk Library. 

To learn more, visit the Quiz Bowl student organization page on PhoenixConnect or email advisor Matthew Antonio Bosch at mbosch3@elon.edu.