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GSL Knowledge Bowl Wins Region, Heading to State Meet

On Thursday, March 9, GSL took four Knowledge Bowl teams to their Region 6 meet. Nine other schools brought their teams as well - Central Minnesota Christian School, Dawson-Boyd, Hutchinson, Montevideo, New London-Spicer, Ortonville, Renville County West, Willmar, and Yellow Medicine East – for a total of eighteen teams. All the teams had qualified at one of the Subregional meets held earlier.
GSL’s Supernova began the meet with a score of 46 on the written, five points ahead of the next score. They dominated the oral rounds 25-9-5, 24-8-3, 17-10-6, and 19-11-6. No team lasted against them in Room One for all four rounds, although Willmar and GSL Antimatter were in Room One with Supernova for three rounds. (Hutchinson and Ortonville were each in Room One once.)
With scores that high, Supernova won the meet with an outstanding score of 137.0. Willmar came in second place with 91.5, while Hutchinson earned third with 90.5.
These top three teams will advance to the State Meet in early April. Supernova includes Jacob Fehrenbach, Jack Gepson, Austin Pinske and Katie Twiss.
GSL’s Antimatter suffered from their three rounds in Room One. During the first oral round, in Room Two, they had outscored their opponents 20-11-5. In the next three rounds, however, they were not able to do well enough to hold their position, and fell from second place to third, finally finishing the meet in fourth place with 82.5 points. This placement muted the joy GSL team members felt for Supernova, as we had hoped that Antimatter might also qualify for the State Meet. The team members were Brett Baumgarten, Maggie Petersen, Jacob Reichow and Jake Vasek.
GSL’s Europa and Ganymede both competed in lower Rooms Five and Six for the entire meet. Each had good rounds, with 10, 11, and 12 points, but neither could break out of the lower two rooms. (This was still good performance for teams composed entirely of freshmen and sophomores!) Europa finished with 62.0 points; the team members were Kalie Butcher, Lexi Fronk, Abby Gronlund, Cole Janke and Haley Lukes.
Ganymede ended the meet with 59.0 points; this team included Dan Cross, Megan Fehrenbach, Carlee Oberlin and Charles Urban.
Now GSL enters the frustrating wait-and-practice stage of the Knowledge Bowl season. The State Meet is April 6-7, and teams who qualify must practice for several weeks without other meets to go to. In fact, because spring sports and activities are starting, Knowledge Bowl practices are less frequent and students are torn between Knowledge Bowl and their other interests. We hope to be able to report good results in April after our long wait!