Welcome to the Ottawa Hills High School Academic Quiz Bowl Team Page for the 2014-2015 Season!
2015 NAQT High School Small School National Championship: Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA; April 24-26, 2015!
Ottawa Hills Quiz Bowl places in a tie for 25th place at the 2015 NAQT Small School National Academic Quiz Team Championships!!
The Green Bears had an intense day, with eight of the nine matches they played involving back-and-forth affairs that were very nerve-wracking! Fortunately, the team pulled out 5 wins to make the playoffs. This was a great achievement as Ottawa Hills was in a very competitive bracket! Sadly, they were eliminated in their second game of the playoffs in a match that saw eleven lead changes and two time outs called in the final minute of the match. Even though they fell short in that crucial match, the team of Kathleen Johnson, Adam Wright, Quinn Wright, Kirsten Cousins, Jack Wolff, Adit Mukherjee, Randall Johnson, and Will Koury had an excellent performance on the weekend. They represented Ottawa Hills with fine play, great sportsmanship, and true class! Thanks to all of our opponents and their sportsmanship that made this prestigious event a memorable experience for our team!
Preliminary Rounds (5 wins, 4 losses):
Ottawa Hils loses to BASIS Scottsdale B (Arizona) 295-185.
Ottawa HIlls loses to Harmony Science North Austin (Texas) 355-210. (We had a great start in this match, and there were several lead changes against one of the tournament favorites. In the end this team went 15-0 to become the SSNCT National Champions, and we're proud to have held them to their lowest point total in the tournament even if we couldn't beat them!)
Ottawa Hills defeats Clinton-Massie (Ohio) 180-150. (Great match, coming right down to the wire! Four lead changes!)
Ottawa Hills defeats Happy Valley (Tennessee) 305-255. (Down 210-40 at the half, Ottawa Hills came roaring back to answer nine of the next ten toss-ups to steal the match! Adam Wright incredibly answered 7 of the 9 toss-ups Ottawa Hills got in the second half!)
Ottawa Hills defeats Muldrow (Oklahoma) 275-175. (Another tense match where we had a come-from-behind win!)
Ottawa Hills loses to Glasgow B (Kentucky) 210-340. (A back-and-forth affair with eight lead changes and two ties during the match!)
Ottawa Hills loses to Piasa Southwestern (Illinois) 355-155.
Ottawa Hills defeats West Point C (Alabama) 320-0.
Ottawa Hills defeats Southern Fulton (Pennsylvania) 340-210. (Had to come from behind to win and make the playoffs!)
Playoffs (2 losses):
Ottawa Hills loses to Port Jefferson (New York) 465-185.
Ottawa Hills loses to North White (Indiana) 260-240! (This match saw a lead change after nearly every question, and time outs were used in the final minutes as both teams tried to snatch the win in the final moments. Sadly for the Green Bears, a few missed questions were picked up by our savvy opponents, who managed their time wisely to prevent us from taking victory. Although we didn't win and got knocked out in this match, it was a great match, and our opponent was gracious and classy in victory.)
Senior Adam Wright's individual performance ranked him 30th out of 329 players in the tournament, and freshman Will Koury had the second highest individual average out of any freshman in the tournament! Click here for complete team and individual results.
TAAC Championship 2015 - Runners up!
Congratulations to the Green Bears on their impressive 7-1 performance at the TAAC Quiz Bowl Champioship on March 7, 2015! The team of Kathleen Johnson, Adam Wright, Quinn Wright, Kirsten Cousins, Waverly Hart, Nathan Card, Will Koury, and Steven Randall made an impressive bid to unseat three-time defending champ Maumee Valley, but after an early lead, Maumee Valley charged back as the day played on to defend once again, leaving Ottawa Hills in second place in the biggest field yet for the TAAC Quiz Bowl Championship. Ottawa Hills outscored their opponents 717-306! Thanks to Cardinal Stritch for being great hosts.
1. Maumee Valley CDS 835 points (Champions) Ottawa Hills Head-to-Head Results:
2. Ottawa Hills 717 points (Runners Up) Ottawa Hills defeats Emmanuel Christian 83-45.
3. Emmanuel Christian 419 points Ottawa Hills defeats Hilltop 118-20.
4. Toledo Christian 415 points Ottawa Hills defeats Toledo Christian 84-48.
5. Cardinal Stritch 390 points Ottawa Hills defeats Northwood 110-16.
5. Danbury 390 points Ottawa Hills defeats Danbury 60-54. (Great Match!)
7. Gibsonburg 384 points Ottawa Hills defeats Gibsonburg 95-15.
8. Hilltop 213 points Ottawa Hills defeats Cardinal Stritch 101-25.
9. Northwood 211 points MVCDS defeats Ottawa Hills 83-66. (Good match - two lead changes!)
Tiffin Columbian Fall Kickoff Tournament
Ottawa Hills Quiz Bowl earns OAC Regional bid, NAQT National Championship bid, and PACE National Championship bid with a tie for 2nd place (7-2 record) at the Fall Kickoff Tournament held at Tiffin Columbian High School on Saturday, October 4, 2014!
The varsity team of Adam and Quinn Wright, Kathleen Johnson, Stephen Wu, and Hannah Loeser turned in an impressive performance in the 18-team field. The Ottawa Hills B-team of freshmen Will Koury, Randall Johnson, Urvish Patel, Rahul Bais, and Sam Assi made a great debut by winning four games in going 4-5 in the open field. Senior Adam Wright's individual performance of 50.56 points per twenty toss-ups heard placed him 7th out of 77 individuals. Adam answered 39 questions correctly with 19 of them coming quickly as "powers" - tied with the most powers of any individual in the tournament! And freshman Randall Johnson tied for first place individual in the mathematics computation category, scoring a whopping 35 points! Adam Wright also tied for 3rd for most points scored in the Pop Culture/Sports category with 55 points. Click here to see all of the two teams' results.
WNWO Academic Challenge
Tune in to WNWO Saturday nights at 7:30 PM to watch the WNWO Academic Challenge hosted by the famous television personality Norm Van Ness! Ottawa Hills taped their first matches on Saturday 9/27/14:
Round 2: Ottawa Hills loses to Heritage Christian Academy right at the end 300-290! This match was broadcast on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
The schedule of all broadcasts can be found here: http://www.nbc24.com/community/content.aspx?id=538367
WBGU Brain Game
The Ottawa Hills Green Bear Quiz Bowl team looks to improve upon last year's impressive performance in the WBGU Brain Game competition hosted by the famous television personality Marc Hathaway!
Round 1: Ottawa Hills defeats Toledo Early College High School 290-15! Watch the match here at http://video.wbgu.org/video/2365412857/
Round 2: Ottawa Hills defeats Toledo Schools for the Arts 330-70! http://video.wbgu.org/video/2365448776/
Quarterfinals: Ottawa Hills defeats Van Wert 305-265 (Exciting back-and-forth match!). http://video.wbgu.org/video/2365483536/
Semifinals: Evergreen defeats Ottawa Hills 300-175. http://video.wbgu.org/video/2365497254
TAAQBL: Toledo Area Academic Quiz Bowl League
There is an eclectic mix of 18 high school teams in this competitive league: Maumee Valley Country Day, Bowling Green, St. Francis, Sylvania Southview, Ottawa Hills, Springfield, Toledo Early College, Toledo School for the Arts, Lake, Clay, Sylvania Northview, Maumee, Northwood, Toledo Islamic Academy, Gibsonburg, Whitmer, Central Catholic, and Toledo Technology Academy. We've always had strong performances in this long-running, competitive, and upset-filled league, and this year we look to be the best!
Ottawa Hills defeats Toledo Islamic Academy 470-40.
Ottawa Hills defeats Springfield 740-220.
Ottawa Hills defeats Northview 480-260.
Southview defeats Ottawa Hills 710-460.
Central Catholic defeats Ottawa Hills 580-330.
St. Francis defeats Ottawa Hills 380-50.
Ottawa Hills defeats Whitmer 510-180.
Ottawa Hills defeats Toledo Technology Academy 440-150.
Congratulations to Ottawa Hills for finishing the regular season 5-3 and earning a spot in the Championship Playoffs!
Ottawa Hills defeats Bowling Green 470-410.
Maumee Valley Country Day defeats Ottawa Hills 570-160.
Central Catholic defeats Ottawa Hills 440-330.
Southview defeats Ottawa Hills 640-180.
Ottawa Hills defeats St. Francis 440-390. (Close match! The Green Bears held off a furious St. Francis rally!)
Ottawa Hills defeats Clay 300-150.
Ottawa Hills defeats Gibsonburg 490-250. (Nice match - several lead changes!)
Ottawa Hills defeats Toledo School for the Arts 580-370. (Another good match!)
Congratulations to Ottawa Hills for finishing the TAAQBL Championship Playoffs on a four-win streak to finish 5-3 for a combined record of 10-6! Ottawa Hills places 3rd in the final standings out of 18 teams! Nice job Green Bears - our highest finish!
NAQT: Olmsted Falls "Battle of the Buzz
The Ottawa Hills Green Bears entered two teams into the annual Olmsted Falls "Battle of the Buzz" NAQT Quiz Bowl tournament in the Cleveland area on February 7, 2015. The Varsity team of Kathleen Johnson, Adam Wright, Quinn Wright, Jack Wolff, Waverly Hart, Maeve McBride, and Kirsten Cousins went 3-4 in a tough varsity field; at least one of the losses could've gone our way with just one lucky break or two. That is a good record in the competitive field that was there that day. The JV team of Adit Mukherjee, Randall Johnson, Will Koury, Steven Randall, Urvish Patel, and Mason Langenderfer went 4-3 with one of their losses literally coming by less than one question! It was a great team effort. We had a nice Saturday of cameraderie and trivia!
Overall Record on the season for all teams, all matches: 47 wins and 30 losses.