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GSL Knowledge Bowl teams compete in Elk River meet

Sometimes, Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Knowledge Bowl teams enjoy competing outside their normal region. On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Knowledge Bowl varsity and junior varsity teams traveled to Elk River to compete against many of the Central Region Knowledge Bowl teams. The schools who were there included Albany, Big Lake, Buffalo, Eden Valley-Watkins, Hinckley, Melrose, Monticello, North Branch, Rogers, ROCORI, St. Cloud Cathedral, Saint John’s Prep, Sartell, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Watertown-Mayer and Zimmerman, as well as GSL and St. Thomas Academy.
GSL had three teams in the 47-team varsity division. Supernova started the meet with a written score of 49, tying for second place and letting it start in Room One against St. John’s Prep and St. Thomas Academy. Supernova won the first round stayed in Room One with St. John’s Prep. In rounds two and three, the two teams met Rogers and Big Lake. GSL won round two, while St. John’s Prep won room three. The tension was high in round four, but GSL dominated to win the meet with a score of 121.0. St. John’s Prep finished in second with 111.0, and St. Thomas Academy earned third with 111.0. Supernova included Jake Fehrenbach, Katie Twiss, Jack Gepson and Austin Pinske.
“We were especially pleased to win against our traditional rival, St. John’s Prep. Whether it is at invitationals or at the state meet, they always provide excellent competition, as was clear during the oral rounds,” said Coach Vicky Harris.
For more about the meet, see the Feb. 1 print edition of The Chronicle.