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GSL Knowledge Bowl finishes 3rd in 57-team meet at Buffalo High

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s (GSL) Knowledge Bowl teams attend two different types of meets. The ones within GSL’s region include schools like Hutchinson, New London-Spicer, Willmar, Ortonville and Lac qui Parle Valley. The meets are relatively small. However, sometimes the teams go outside their region, where they meet teams from other parts of the state, and the meets may be much larger.
Buffalo’s Invitational is noted for its size and the excellent competition. Buffalo invites teams from the St. Cloud region, but it also invites GSL, as well as many excellent schools from the metro area. On Saturday, Dec. 19, 57 varsity teams came from schools such as Academy of Holy Angels, Big Lake, Buffalo, Chaska, Chisago Lakes, Eden Valley-Watkins, Elk River, Foley, Kimball, Rogers, Mayer Lutheran, Melrose, Monticello, North Branch, Princeton, Rocori, Rogers, Sartell, Sauk Rapid-Rice, St. Cloud Apollo, St. Cloud Tech, St. Francis and GSL’s favorite competitor, St. John’s Prep.
The meet was won by the Academy of Holy Angels with a score of 117 points. It had spent the entire meet in room one and had won or tied every round. Holy Angels also won the Chanhassen meet that GSL attended earlier this month.
St. John’s Prep came in second with a score of 114. It had started in room two, but moved up to room one for the final two rounds.
GSL’s “Landslide” team came in third with a score of 110. It began the meet in room two, dropped to room three for two rounds, then returned to room two for the final round. The scores of 19 and 16 in its last two rounds were enough to move it into a strong third position. This team included Mark Lueders, Jake Vasek, Jack Gepson and Austin Pinske.

For more, see the Dec. 23 print edition of The Chronicle.