Best in the quiz biz

Eastwood’s Luke Coffman
(middle) makes a response near teammates David Russell (left) and Holden Browning during the 2014 Fifth
and Sixth Grade Quiz Bowl Tournament hosted by the Wood County Educational Service Center. (Photos:
Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)

It’s happened again.
Eastwood and Bowling Green Christian Academy met the second year in a row for the championship title in
the 2014 elementary quiz bowl league.
And again, Eastwood emerged the victor.
The final score was 84-78, but it was a difficult day for both teams, as each led at least one of three
rounds in the final match.
During the first round, Eastwood outscored BGCA 38-30, but fell in the second round, 18-32. That left
Eastwood trailing 56-62 going into the third round. But the team of mostly new students to quiz bowl
prevailed and won the third round, 28-16.
Each team entered the tournament with a 5-1 record.
Last year, Eastwood led in each of the three rounds, and won the tournament 228-78.
Students were repeatedly tripped up when asked to come up with a specific word once moderator Dean Bell
gave the definition. Throughout the three matches, students missed diva, sauerkraut, dormant, epicenter,
arraignment and perjury.
They also didn’t get questions about composers George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and John Philip
Students also were asked question covering authors, math, the solar system and sentence structures.
Holly Chappuies, coach at Eastwood, said her players were nervous but played with so much heart.
She pointed out Eastwood lost to BGCA by six points earlier in the year, then won by 40. So they knew it
would be a difficult match.
"It’s good to win again," said Lewis Rowan of Eastwood. He was also on last year’s winning
Josh Hahn called the win "amazing."
Also on the winning team were members Luke Coffman, Dylan Brogan, Nathan Payne, Holden Browning, Brooklyn
Fortress and David Russell.
"I’m disappointed, but they did a good job," said Laurel Bruhl, top scorer for BGCA, after the
"There is no ‘I’ in this team," said Coach Sue Larimer. "Their enthusiasm to play is off
the charts."

Bowling Green Christian
Academy’s Jack Hise (left) and teammate Matthew Fyfe react after an incorrect response during the 2014
Fifth and Sixth Grade Quiz Bowl Tournament hosted by the Wood County Educational Service

The BGCA team also included Tyler Barnhardt, Matthew Fyfe Jack Hise, Luke Kobylski and Tyler Mason.
Four teams entered this year’s tournament, a number that must be turned around next year for the league
to continued, said Jan Fries, league coordinator. She encouraged all the parents and students at the
tournament to encourage other schools to compete next year.
In the semifinal match, Eastwood beat Gibsonburg’s Hilfiker Elementary, 154-38, and BGCA beat Elmwood,

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