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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

April 7, 2019

Ethan Strombeck, Arin Parsa Win IPNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2019 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

In the High School Division, Ethan Strombeck (Auburn High School, Rockford, Illinois) defeated Hari Parameswaran (Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio) 130–95 in the final.

In the Middle School Division, Arin Parsa (Challenger School, Almaden, San Jose, California) defeated Rohan Ganeshan (Quest Academy, Palatine, Illinois) 185–70 in the final.

April 6, 2019

Yale, Michigan State, and Maryland Win ICT Titles

Yale University defeated Columbia University to win the Division I Overall title at the 2019 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Michigan State University defeated Amherst College to claim the Division I Undergraduate title. The University of Maryland-College Park defeated the University of Chicago to win the Division II championship. Congratulations to all of these teams and the 62 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl!

April 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These Modern Speeches

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about ten important speeches of the 19th and 20th centuries.

March 20, 2019

SSNCT Open Division Field Expanded to 72 Teams

To accommodate high demand, the field for the Open Division of the 2019 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 72 teams.