The Marshalltown High School Quiz Bowl team took first place at the Ankeny Quiz Bowl Saturday, Oct. 20.
The team was ranked fourth going into the semifinal round and defeated second-ranked Ames “B” team to qualify for the finals. In the championship MHS went head-to-head with the top ranked and undefeated Ames “A” team, winning by more than 30 points.
Members of the Quiz Bowl team are Ilene Finn, Sumeet Panchal, Ben Anzis and Chandler Fisher.
The Marshalltown High School Quiz Bowl team finished second at the Drake Bulldog Bowl Saturday, Feb. 18, in Des Moines.
The team, comprised of seniors Brennan Goodman and Jon Overton, junior Joe Metzger, and sophomore Ben Anzis finished with a 9-1 record, losing just one match to the eventual winner, West Des Moines Valley A.
Quiz Bowl is a competition testing knowledge in a wide variety of areas, including geography, history, math, science, literature and current events.
The team has four competitions throughout the school year – two at Iowa State University, one at Drake University and one in Ankeny.