WAYNE – After starting with 64 teams in early January, the 2020 KTCH Quiz Bowl culminated Wednesday morning with the championship match.
This year’s KTCH Quiz Bowl champion was Lutheran High Northeast who defeated Wahoo by the score of 5-2. Earlier in the week on Monday, Pender defeated Madison, 7-5.
All pre-final rounds were best of three questions while the consolation and championship match were best of 10 rounds.
LHNE opened their first round with a 1-0 win over Niobrara; got past O’Neill (3-1) in round two; defeated Clearwater (3-1) to enter the elite 8, topped Tekamah-Herman (2-0) to advance to the semifinals before winning 5-4 over Pender.
Each of the final four teams will receive a cash prize, medals and a trophy for their school and a trophy for their coach. Each team will get to choose what they can do with their cash prize, such as for a local charity, community organization, school organization, department or club.
Pender will receive $100; Madison ($50); Wahoo ($150) and LHNE will receive $200 and a banner for their school displaying their school mascot as well as team members and their coach’s name.
KTCH will travel to each school to present their cash prize and other awards in the spring during their school’s awards program.
Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com would like to congratulate all the teams who competed this year and from local sponsors, listed below.
Lutheran High Northeast: Kopf Orthodontics PC, Frontier Bank, Dinkel Implement, Oral Surgery Center, Madison County Bank, Faith Regional Physicians’ Services in Norfolk and TC Furnishings in West Point.
Wahoo: Business Records, Great Western Bank and SunMart Foods in Wahoo.
Pender: Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency, Charter West Bank, Redline Aviation, Blue Ox and Northeast Eyecare in Pender
Madison: Madison County Bank, Weiland Doors, Pfeifer Auto Body and Frontier Bank in Madison.
Corporate sponsors for this year’s KTCH quiz bowl are Wayne State College and Nucor Steel.