2016 - 2017 Golden Bear Quiz Bowl


Congratulations to the Bears for qualifying for the 2017 National Academic Championships

They will be traveling to New Orleans for nationals May 25 - 31.
National participants will be senior Levi Capesius; juniors Ben Degen and Sam Trainer; and sophomores Logan Heying and Gabe Trainer.

Click here for information on nationals.

Bishop Garrigan again hosted the Top of Iowa Conference tournament on November 12, 2016.

 Confirmation LetterRules - Preliminary Round Results - Playoff Results (all p.df/Acrobat)

Thanks to everyone who participated in and everyone who helped out at the  2016 BGHS Quiz Bowl Tournament -  Saturday, October 15.

Invitation & Registration FormConfirmation Letter - Schedule - Complete Rules - Brief Rule Summary   (All Acrobat/.pdf format) 

Preliminary Rounds

By Order of Finish - Alphabetical

Playoff Bracket

2016 TOURNAMENT QUESTIONS (Acrobat/.pdf format):

Bishop Garrigan made their 17th trip to the National Academic Championships in Chicago this June.

Bishop Garrigan will again host the Top of Iowa Conference tournament on November 12, 2016.

  Rules (all p.df/Acrobat)


Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Miranda Book Drew Bacha Bryce Capesius Emma Fogarty
Levi Capesius Drake Buscherfeld  Gabriel Trainer Jenna Heinen
Logan Capesius Trevor Darling Laurel Degen Grant Bormann
Ben Fogarty Ben Degen Ashlyn Harrington  
Ciera Hall Tommy Kollasch Logan Heying  
Joshua Hamilton Sam Trainer Aidan Koob  
Sam Harrington Caitlin Thilges Eric Thul  
Mark Mather  Emory Miller T.J. Schnurr
Andrew Thilges  Drew Hansen Brad Capesius
  Nolan Greene  John Meis  
  Lexi Berte Sami Darling  
October 15 Bishop Garrigan

1 team from BGHS made playoffs at their home tournament. 
 They lost to Ankeny and finished in 9th place out of 48 teams.

October 22 Ankeny Centennial

BGHS made the playoffs and finished in 2nd place overall, qualifying for nationals.

November 5 Algona High

3 Bishop Garrigan teams made playoffs;
1 JV team won the championship, while the other finished 3rd.
Varsity team finished 3rd, losing to the overall champions.

November 12 Bishop Garrigan (Top of Iowa Confernce)

Bishop Garrigan won the conference championship, 
and a second BGHS team made playoffs.
Once again the Bears qualified for nationals.


December 3 Spirit Lake
Garrigan won the JV Championship.

December 7 3-2-1

Garrigan scored 210

December 10 South O'Brien


February 18 Waukee

Team finished 1st  among small schools,
qualifying for the NAQT national event.

March 18 Community Quiz Bowl

Quiz bowl students wrote questions and hosted the tournament.,
16 teams of all ages participated.
Appx. $500 was raised to help with expenses at nationals.

March 25 State History Bowl - Waukee

Garrigan beat Iowa City Regina

April 5 3-2-1 Quiz Bowl

Garrigan scored 261 points, one of their highest scores ever.
This placed them 2nd in Iowa and 72nd in the nation.

May 27 - 29 National Academic Championships

The Bears are making their eighteenth trip to nationals.


National Qualifying Teams

Quiz Bowl MVPs




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