Quiz Bowl heads to State Fair competition

On Sunday, August 26th eight Quiz Bowl members took a trip to Grand Island to take part in the annual Quiz Bowl competition. Fairbury provided two teams this year that each had two pool play matches in the morning session and later went on to compete in the bracket round.

Isaac Robertson, Jayson Klaumann, Nichole Harris ’19, and Josie Blatny ’20 made up the Fairbury A team and the Fairbury B team consisted of Joshua Robertson, Brynn Novotny, Brylee Yantz, and Abby Judd ’21. In pool play, Fairbury A won both matches against Central City B and York Blue and Fairbury B lost two close matches to Lincoln East A and Central City A.

In the bracket round, Fairbury B lost a tough match to Lincoln East A. Fairbury A won their first match against Central City B, but lost a close match to Lincoln High to secure a semifinal spot.



The Fairbury A team competes against Lincoln High but unfortunately fall short in qualifying for the semifinals. Photo by J.Blatny

“I was very happy with both teams on Sunday,” Judd said. “The A team competed well and was only one win away from the semifinals. The B team is young, but we definitely have a ton of potential for the next few years.”

This year the Quiz Bowl team will be participating in the annual Radio Quiz Bowl, as well as their regular season competitions.

“I am a pretty big fan of anything trivia-related, so I really enjoy doing things like this,” Klaumann said. “I am just looking forward to the competition aspect of this activity.”