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Supernova dominates at sub-region competition

GSL’s Knowledge Bowlers were busy last weekend. On Friday, they started their post-season with the sub-regional meet in Granite Falls. Then on Saturday, they finished their regular season with an invitational meet in Sartell. The team members represented the school well and brought home some great results.
GSL took five teams to the sub-region meet, where the top teams will advance to the regional meet in Willmar on March 9. Out of the 19 teams at the meet, all five of GSL’s teams placed in the top 10, and four of our teams earned the right to represent GSL at the regional meet.
Supernova won the meet with a remarkable 137.0 points. Antimatter also competed in Room One for the entire meet and earned second place with 82.0 points. Ganymede made three GSL teams in Room One for two of the rounds, and finished in a tie for sixth with 67.5, and Europa earned fifth with 69.0. Nebula finished in 10th place with 63.0.
“We were really proud to see how well all the teams did at this meet – they were all great representatives of the school and had some of their best rounds under pressure,” said Coach Vicky Harris.
Supernova members were Jake Fehrenbach, Katie Twiss, Jack Gepson and Austin Pinske. Antimatter included Maggie Petersen, Jake Vasek, Brett Baumgarten and Jacob Reichow. Europa had Haley Lukes, Kalie Butcher, Lexi Fronk, Abby Gronlund and Cole Janke. Megan Fehrenbach, Carlee Oberlin, Charles Urban and Dan Cross made up Ganymede, and Nebula included Laura Popelka, Jared Lokensgard, Beth Cross and Nathan Fehrenbach.
Saturday’s meet at Sartell was larger, with 55 varsity teams, representing some of the best programs in the state, including GSL’s frequent rivals at the state meet, St. John’s Prep. Other good teams included Chaska, Rogers, Big Lake, Sauk Rapids, St. Francis, Albany, Watertown-Mayer, St. Cloud Apollo, St. Cloud Tech and many more. GSL took two teams, Supernova and Antimatter.
Supernova started the meet out in Room One (with a written of 53) and won every oral round with scores of 16, 17, 13, and 17, to win the meet with 124.0 points. St. John’s Prep finished second with 114.0, while Chaska earned third with 110.0. GSL had beaten each of them in head-to-head competition. Harris received several compliments about how Supernova had competed and how well they worked together. The team members were Jake Fehrenbach, Katie Twiss, Jack Gepson and Austin Pinske.
Meanwhile Antimatter had begun in Room Six. With oral round scores of 13, 11, 15, and 10, they worked their way up to 11th place with a score of 91.5. In this huge competition, they finished in the top 20 percent, and Harris was pleased that they could steadily improve their standing. This team included Jake Vasek, Brett Baumgarten, Jared Lokensgard and Jacob Reichow.
“Overall this was a fantastic two days for GSL Knowledge Bowl and a fitting end to an excellent regular season,” said Harris. “Now we look forward to finding out which teams will qualify for state at the regional meet on Thursday, March 9.”