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2019 National Academic Championship HIGHLIGHTS

New Orleans Phase 2019

New Orleans Jesuit Wins Varsity

Gadsden City High (AL) Repeats in JV Division

Edmonson County (KY) Juggernaut Goes 9-0 in

Junior Middle Grade Division


Semifinalist Neville High (Louisiana)

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(l to r): Ralph Brockman, Maisy Liles, Bella Bolayon, Max Wiesner, Simon Michener

In the playoffs every year, New Orleans Jesuit finished No. 1 in the nation in 2014. This year’s Varsity team lost their second preliminary match to rookie Louisville Trinity, 275-270, but entered the playoffs ranked No. 4 with a 5-1 record and advanced all the way to the last High School Varsity game in New Orleans. Earlier in the playoffs, they had decisively defeated two Arkansas teams, White Hall and Russellville.

Then they went up against No. 1-seeded Bishop Kelley (OK), and this turned out to be the most exciting contest at New Orleans. Jesuit led 60-35 at the end of the first period. They extended that lead to 145-45 after sweeping the bonuses titled CORRECT THE NONFICTION BOOK TITLE and PRESIDENT OBAMA. Bishop Kelley cut that lead to 65 after sweeping a bonus of their own, ENDS IN “END.” The 60 Seconds round belonged to the Oklahoma team, as they swept the MIDDLE AGES category, after which Jesuit advanced 70-10 on the NOVELS category. At the start of the final period, it was Jesuit 225, Bishop Kelley 220. It was neck and neck – Bishop Kelley’s 20-pointers included Philosphy (They identified Sophists), Music (They recognized a Rossini Overture after an audio excerpt), and Current Events (Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party). Jesuit added 20 points piece on Genetics (They knew about codons), Calculus (second derivative), and Russian Literature (Fathers and Sons). The final tally was Jesuit 330, Bishop Kelley 325.

Meanwhile, Neville, also from Louisiana, seeded No. 2, making the playoffs for the first time in half a dozen tries, found themselves in the last game after beating another Louisiana school, South Lafourche, then overcoming rookie Villa Grove (IL) – then in a game every bit as exciting as Jesuit-Bishop Kelley, edging powerful rookie Louisville Trinity 320-310.

Tied at the end of the first period, Jesuit moved ahead in the bonus round, 165-130, after sweeping the FINISH THE SENTENCE and ECONOMICS bonuses. The game was basically won in the 60 Seconds Round, which saw Neville advance 70-30 on their choice, NATIONS, and then Jesuit sweeping the LOUISIANA category, mounting a daunting 315-200 lead entering the final period. By a final score of 395-235, Jesuit won New Orleans, advancing to the Final Four in Orlando.

The Jesuit team moments after victory

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Left to right: Matthew Dowling, Dexter Webster, Bradley Fugetta, Darren Tsang, Garrison Trahant

Junior Varsity

In the 10th annual Junior Varsity division play at the National Academic Championship, Gadsden City (AL) defeated New Orleans Jesuit, 225-175. Finishing with an 8-0 record, Gadsden won the New Orleans JV championship for the third time in the last four years.

Gadsden City, New Orleans JV champ

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Left to right: (seated) Ade Akisanya, Hunter Ender, Gaby Gaspar, Christian Todd
(standing) Mithun, Ethan Pascuales, Coach Col. Wayne Davenport

New Orleans MVP

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Jesuit’s Bradley Fugetta, MVP

Who Wants to Be a Game Show Host?

Another edition of our "reality show," WHO WANTS TO BE A GAME SHOW HOST? was conducted. Students (graduating seniors) were invited to audition as moderators, and coaches played the game. Students understood the event to be a real audition for a job as one of the moderators at next year's Nationals. This year's winner was the aforementioned Bradley Fugetta. This is the first time the same person has won both GAME SHOW HOST and competition MVP awards.

Washington Phase 2019

Parkland (PA) Wins Varsity

Charlottesville (VA) Tops in JV

Winburn (KY) Wins Both Junior &
Elementary Divisions

Semifinalist Irvington High (NY)

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(l to r) Zachary Rosman, Rishi Madabhushi, Esha Shenoy, Jerry Wu

Of the 18 Varsity playoff teams, Parkland (PA) was seeded No. 1 and Irvington (NY) No. 2. They ended up pitted against each other in the last DC contest.

Irvington had earlier defeated Friends Academy (NY) 315-250, Lenape (NJ) 355-210, and West Chester East (PA) 325-280. In the meantime, Parkland won out over Logan (WI) 305-230; edged last year’s DC champs, Chatham (NJ) 280-275; and breezed past Ysleta (TX) 415-135.

In the last DC match, Parkland led Irvington 35-30 at the end of the first period. Irvington took a 5-point lead into halftime, having swept PENINSULA, a visual bonus. In the Sixty Seconds round, Parkland advanced 90-10 on the SUPREME COURT CASES category, and Irvington managed a 30-10 advance on POETRY. The Pennsylvania team added to the lead in the fourth quarter. The final tally was Parkland 280, Irvington 210.

The Parkland team moments after victory

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L to R:: Arjun Vedantham, Jack Blizard, Sahil Inaganti, Rahul Inaganti, Nikhil Sunder, Adrian Maghacot,
Valmiki Kothare, Hasun Noh, Coach Alice Stinebaugh

Junior Varsity

In the 10th annual Junior Varsity division play at the National Academic Championship, Charlottesville (VA) defeated Byram Hills (NY), 265-190. Finishing with an 7-1 record, Charlottesville won for Virginia its first victory in one of our events since Governor’s School won Nationals in 1995.

Charlottesville, DC JV champ

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L to R: Maisie Fischman, Aidan Miller, Coach Allen K. Robinson, NAA Director Chip Beall, Reid Baxley, Rowan Miller

WHO WANTS TO BE A GAME SHOW HOST ?

Another edition of our "reality show," WHO WANTS TO BE A GAME SHOW HOST? was conducted. Students (graduating seniors) were invited to audition as moderators, and coaches played the game. Students understood the event to be a real audition for a job as one of the moderators at next year's Nationals. This year's winner was Ethan Storie from Father Duenas High School (Guam).

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Ethan Storie

A Fond Farewell

Tracy Heim is retiring. The West Chester East High School (PA) teacher brought teams to Nationals from 1999 to 2019, affectionately known simply as “East Varsity” and “East JV.” She has taken teams to compete in Nationals at the following venues: Arlington, VA; New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO; San Antonio, TX; and Alexandria, VA. She coached the team that won the New Orleans competition in 2004. Her teams have always been competitive (We can’t recall the last time “East Varsity” did not make the playoffs), impeccably dressed, upbeat, and consummate good sports. One of her team members, Arjun Plakkat, won the first ever Who Wants to be a Moderator contest and has served as a moderator at Nationals for a decade.

“East Varsity has been participating in Quiz Net since you ran it from Russia,” Ms. Heim says (That was in 1996). They’ve had many weekly wins and won the Winter Quiz Net national title in 2011.

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Tracy Heim

Chicago Phase 2019

ANOTHER JESUIT TEAM WINS CHICAGO!

Semifinalist Scarsdale High (NY)

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Left to right: Coach Michael Egan, Tarif Sabur, George Primoff, Andrew Morin, Samuel Nichols, Wolf Cukier, Spencer Martin

Second-time participant Scarsdale (NY) advanced to the last Chicago match, with University of Detroit Jesuit High as their opponent.

Scarsdale defeated two former national champs en route to that last game: Daviess Co. (KY) 375-250 and Harrison (IN) 305-400. In the meantime, Detroit Jesuit won out over Norris (NE) which made their first playoff appearance; and St. John’s (MA) 405-205.

The last Chicago match was neck and neck from the start through early in the fourth period. The teams were tied 120-120 at halftime, and 210-210 at the start of the final quarter. The score was tied at 245-245. Then Detroit rattled off 70 unanswered points, recognizing the voice of Luciano Pavarotti, identifying Vietnam as the country that forced the Khmer Rouge out of Cambodia, knowing Søren Kierkegaard wrote The Changelessness of God, and on a visual question naming Corsairs as the U.S. fighter planes with the same name as Barbary pirates. The final score was Detroit 345, Scarsdale 290.

The University of Detroit Jesuit team moments after victory

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Back row: Coach Ed Roberge, Drew Basile, Spencer Wright, Christian Egan, Coach Dan Hill, Coach Daniel Babcock
Front row: Jack Pollock, Jack Audi; Sean Stolz is not pictiured

Junior Varsity

In the 10th annual Junior Varsity division play at the National Academic Championship, first-timer Wheatley from Long Island (NY) defeated Daviess County (KY), 365-180 in the finals. Finishing with an 7-1 record, Charlottesville won for Virginia its first victory in one of our events since Governor’s School won Nationals in 1995.

Wheatley, Chicago JV champ, is only the second three-person team ever to win one of our events.

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Left to right: Victor Li, Frederick Lin, Karen Li

Who Wants to Be a Game Show Host?

Another edition of our "reality show," WHO WANTS TO BE A GAME SHOW HOST? was conducted. Students (graduating seniors) were invited to audition as moderators, and coaches played the game. Students understood the event to be a real audition for a job as one of the moderators at next year's Nationals. This year's winner was graduating senior Ian McDaniel from Hawken School (OH). Ian came to Chicago not as a player, but as an assistant coach of a Hawken Lower School team.

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Ian McDaniel

Orlando Phase 2019

Nebraska Dominates Varsity Div.

Johnson Central (KY) Tops in JV

Trinity (AR) Wins Junior Div.

First-Timer Opelika (AL) Takes Elem. Div.

Semifinalist Johnson Central High (KY)

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Left to right: Jolene Fairchild, Megan Owen, Austin Cantrell, J.T. Dials Teams from Johnson County (KY) entered Playoff Sunday ranked No. 1 in Middle Grade, JV, and Varsity.

Johnson Central (KY) vs. Booker T. Washington (OK) in the Varsity Final Four was a classic. The Kentucky team led 60-25 after the first quarter. The Oklahoma squad took the lead after sweeping the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE bonus. Johnson Central retook the lead after sweeping the PSYCHOLOGY bonus. Booker T. Washington jumped back in the lead after sweeping the ART MOVEMENTS bonus. Johnson Central moved again into the lead during 60 Seconds after advancing 80-10 on the Mystery Category, ASTRONOMY; while Booker T. Washington gained 50-30 on COUNTRIES WITH SHORT COASTLINES. Going into the last question of the fourth quarter, Johnson Central led 295-290. The final question: “You perhaps have heard of Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea, but in the Bible, what other body of water parted for the passing of the nation?” Johnson Central knew it was the Jordan River, and won 310-290.

In the meantime, the two Nebraska teams faced off, with Elkhorn South defeating Elkhorn by a score of 265-180.

The last match was basically won in the second quarter, in which Elkhorn South took a 165-70 halftime lead after sweeping the bonuses IMAGINARY PRESIDENTIAL TWEETS and NEUROANATOMY. Johnson Central had a fine 60 Seconds round, advancing 90-10 on their category choice, ELEMENTS. The Kentucky team roared back in the final period, but fell short 265-285 as Elkhorn South won the day.

The Elkhorn South team moments after victory

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Left to right: Dylan Sturdivant, Ian Fritzsch, Coach Kim Johnson, Ted Gernhart, Alex Page

Junior Varsity

Johnson Central JV edged an outstanding first-timer, BASIS McLean, 280-265 to win the JV field in Orlando.

Who Wants to Be a Game Show Host?

Another edition of our "reality show," WHO WANTS TO BE A GAME SHOW HOST? was conducted. Students (graduating seniors) were invited to audition as moderators, and coaches played the game. Students understood the event to be a real audition for a job as one of the moderators at next year's Nationals. This year's winner was graduating senior Saagar Basavaraju from Booker T. Washington.

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Saagar Basavaraju

A Fond Farewell

Mark Hames is retiring. With colleague Andy Zahller, he coached Booker T. Washington (OK) to a national championship in 1992 and saw star player Matt Bruce inducted into the Hall of Fame. In 2008, with colleague Jayme Clifton Howland, he coached Booker T to another national title. In that same year he became the only coach to win a national championship and sire a child named to the Hall of Fame (Dylan Hames).

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Mark Hames

Final Three Double-Elimination 2019

Louisiana vs. Michigan vs. Nebraska!

Parkland (PA), winners of the DC event, were unable to join us in Orlando, but end up ranked No. 4 in the nation. Detroit Jesuit, the only undefeated team to this point, entered the Finals ranked No. 1.

First Game

Highlights of New Orleans Jesuit’s 440-190 win over Elkhorn South included their sweep of these two categories:

SCULPTURE (VISUAL)

(5)... Who is the subject of this sculpture * by Donatello, with the title hero holding the sword of Goliath?
Ans. David 1355

(10)... Name the sculptor * whose bright red stabile in Chicago is Flamingo...
Ans. Alexander Calder 1027

(15)... These giant statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep are known as ____ of Memnon, a word meaning “gigantic.”
Ans. Colossus or colossi 966


Who in the Bible received each command?

(5) A patriarch: “Take now thine only son and offer him there for a burnt offering.”
Ans. Abraham

(10) An apostle: “Feed my sheep.”
Ans. Peter or Simon or Simon Peter or Simon Cephas

(15) A prophet: “Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king.”
Ans. Samuel


The New Orleans team also swept what appears to be a pretty difficult 60 Seconds category:

PLAYS

1. Norwegian playwright who wrote A Doll’s House.
Ans. Henrik Ibsen

2. Thornton Wilder play performed on a mostly bare stage.
Ans. Our Town

3. Suicidal character in Death of a Salesman.
Ans. Willy Loman

4. Arthur Miller play using the Salem Witch Trials as an allegory for the McCarthy hearings.
Ans. The Crucible

5. Type of metal roof in the title of a Tennessee Williams play.
Ans. Tin

6. O’Neill’s characters are taking a long day’s journey into what?
Ans. Night

7. This Streetcar Named Desire character always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Ans. Blanche Dubois

8. Oscar Wilde’s most-performed play.
Ans. The Importance of Being Earnest

9. Shaw’s play that became the basis for My Fair Lady.
Ans. Pygmalion

10. Who wrote Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead?
Ans. Tom Stoppard

Second Game

New Orleans Jesuit led Detroit Jesuit most of the way: 60-50 after the first period, 145-125 after the Bonus Round, 275-215 after they swept this category:

POETS

I will name the poem and the poet's nation and year of birth. You name the poet.

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”; United States; 1930
Ans. Shel Silverstein

“If You Forget Me”; Chile; 1904
Ans. Pablo Neruda

The Ballad of Reading Gaol; Ireland; 1854
Ans. Oscar Wilde

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”; England; 1772
Ans. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“A Dream Deferred”; United States; 1902
Ans. Langston Hughes

“Mandalay”; British India; 1865
Ans. Rudyard Kipling

“The Second Coming”; Ireland; 1865
Ans. William Butler Yeats

Divine Comedy; Republic of Florence; 1265
Ans. Dante (Alighieri)

“Ode to Aphrodite”; Lesbos, now in modern Greece; circa 620 BC
Ans. Sappho

“Quiet Night Thought”; Tang Empire; 701
Ans. Li Bai (accept Li Bo or Li Po)

New Orleans widened that lead to 305-230 after a correct answer on this one:

In the Bible, it’s an epistle; in the Catholic church, it’s an encyclical. In high school, it’s an award for athletic merit. A Vermeer painting names in its title what means of communication that is purloined in the title of an Edgar Allan Poe story?
Ans.Letter

Detroit then started an impressive scoring barrage which included correct answers on these 20-pointers:

This 16th-century Dutch thinker believed that church doctrine should be easy to understand and that everyone should be able to read the Bible, not just the priests. Identify this Renaissance scholar, a Christian humanist whose works include On Free Will and In Praise of Folly.
Ans. Erasmus

MUSIC … You're going to hear the overture of an opera. Listen and identify the composer.
Ans. Richard Wagner (Overture to The Flying Dutchman)

On the periodic table, it’s the atomic number of gadolinium. It’s the number of bits fully supported by the latest Mac, Windows, and Android operating systems. In the human genetic code, how many distinct codon combinations is it possible to form, each one consisting of a triplet of the four nucleotide bases?
Ans. 64

Consider the Seven Churches of Asia, as described in the Book of Revelation. Which one is described as “Having kept my word, and hast not denied my name”? It has the same Greek-derived name as one of the ten largest cities in North America.
Ans. Philadelphia

MUSIC … Beethoven’s Ninth includes a chorus in the final movement. You’re going to hear music now by a composer who also wrote nine symphonies, three of which feature a chorus. Listen and name him.
Ans. Gustav Mahler

It’s a scalar which, if non-zero, appears as the denominator when using Cramer’s rule to solve a system. What property of a square matrix is 0 if the matrix is singular or not invertible, and for 2 x 2 matrices is calculated as AD - BC?
Ans. The determinant

Final Score: Detroit 380, New Orleans 355.

Third Game

Any team that chooses PHILOSOPHY and sweeps it deserves to win. That was the highlight of New Orleans’ 375-215 win over Elkhorn South:

1. Name the Danish philosopher who’s considered the first existentialist.
Ans. Søren Kierkegaard

2. This Greek philosopher’s “method” brought him to trial for corrupting youth.
Ans. Socrates

3. Logic, not emotions, leads this philosophy founded by Zeno.
Ans. Stoicism

4. Influential thinker of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. Ans. Confucius

5. 17th century British philosopher who advocated absolute monarchy, author of Leviathan.
Ans. Thomas Hobbes

6. 16th century British statesman who espoused the scientific method, he wrote Novum Organum.
Ans. Francis Bacon

7. Greek philosopher who lectured on ethics at the Lyceum.
Ans. Aristotle

8. Question everything and rejecting truth without evidence is this philosophy.
Ans. Skepticism

9. Lao-Tzu founded what “way” of thinking?
Ans. Taoism (Daoism)

10. 18th century French philosopher who theorized the separation of powers.
Ans. Montesquieu

Fourth Game

A win by Detroit would give them the championship; a win by New Orleans would force another game between the two for the national title. However, no team was destined to go undefeated in this year’s Varsity division. New Orleans swept these two bonus series en route to a 290-255 win:

MASTERPIECES IN THE PRADO

I’ll name the artist and you give the title.
5 Hieronymous Bosch
Ans. The Garden of Earthly Delights (El jardín de las delicias) 1378

10 Diego Velasquez Ans. Las Meninas (or ladies-in-waiting or Maids of Honor) 1379

15 Francisco de Goya Ans. The Nude Maja (The nude Maja) 1380

NATIVE AMERICANS

(5) He won Olympic gold in the Pentathlon and Decathlon but was stripped of his medals for having played a semi-pro baseball game. The medals were restored 30 years after his death.
Ans. Jim Thorpe

(10) She appears on the year 2000 and year 2001 U.S. golden-color dollar coin. Ans. Sacagawea

(15) “By the shore of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water” is the opening line of which Longfellow poem?
Ans. “Song of Hiawatha”

Fifth Game

This time it was Detroit’s turn to sweep two bonuses:

VISUAL BONUS …

Identify the artists of these personifications of death.

5 Thanatos appears in this example of art from which civilization?
Ans. Greece

10 This is “Knight, Death, and the Devil” by which German artist?
Ans. Albrecht Durer.

15 This is “Death on a Pale Horse” by which English poet and painter?
Ans. William Blake

The 190-95 Detroit lead at halftime was too much to overcome. Another fourth-quarter scoring barrage increased their lead to 445-300 at game’s end. University of Detroit Jesuit won their second National Academic Championship.

Detroit Jesuit

Left to right: Spencer Wright, Jack Pollock, Coach Dan Hill, Jack Audi, Drew Basile, Coach Ed Roberge, Christian Egan, Sean Stolz

All-Tournament MVP

Detroit Jesuit’s Drew Basile

Junior Varsity

Gadsden City (AL) won their 4th national title in the last 5 years. This year they were the only one of 29 JV teams to finish undefeated.

Rookie of the Year

Louisville Trinity High (KY) was named Rookie of the Year. They edged fellow-rookie Tesla STEM (WA) in the playoffs 260-245, beat Madison Central (MS) 360-200) then, in perhaps their finest game, was defeated by Neville (LA) 320-310 in a game that went down to the last question. Paul Blazer (KY) advanced to the playoffs, losing out to John P. Stevens (NJ) 285-340. Rookie Wheatley (NY) won the JV event in Chicago.

Scoring Leaders

We’re always interested in how a team’s points per game average correlates with their tournament final rank. Seldom does a given team win both, but this year Detroit Jesuit did, winning the national title, finishing 11-1, with a No. 1 ppg of 374.6. Bishop Kelley (OK), which darn nearly won the day in New Orleans, finished second in the nation with a ppg of 351. Harrison (IN) averaged 347.5. New Orleans Jesuit was fourth at 336.3, Scarsdale fifth at 326.7.

Kentucky Rules

The most impressive state at this year's tournament was Kentucky. Kentucky won the Middle School tournament: 2019 Edmonson County is the greatest team we’ve ever seen at Junior Nationals. Other Bluegrass State accomplishments: Varsity -- the aforementioned Louisville Trinity advanced to the New Orleans Final Four and Johnson Central finished second in the Orlando event. JV -- Johnson Central won the Orlando competition. Middle School – Edmonson County won the national title, Winburn won the DC event, Danville Bate finished second in Chicago. Elementary – three teams made the final four in DC (Winburn, Ockerman, and Beaumont) and Winburn won the day. Brandeis won the elementary field in Chicago. Rosa Parks finished second in Orlando.

Alabama was a close second, as Opelika and Gadsden were both undefeated in winning national titles in the Elementary and JV divisions, respectively.

Arkansas saw Chaffin win the Chicago Junior field, Ramsey advance to the final New Orleans Middle School contest, and Ft. Smith Trinity win the Orlando Junior division.

Louisiana saw two teams face each other in the last contest in New Orleans: Neville and Jesuit.

Small-School Champs

We crown a champion from among the “small schools” that come to Nationals (defined as any school with 500 or fewer students in grades 10-12 and a non-selective admissions policy). Rookie Villa Grove (IL) won in 2019, advancing to the playoffs and winning one playoff game.

Qualifying for 2019 Nationals

Keep in mind that all 2019 playoff teams have automatically qualified for NAC XXXVIII. Return to QUnlimited.com in September, when information on our next QuizNet and 3-2-1 events will be posted. We will also provide details on next year's National Academic Championship.

Next Year's Champs?

Scarsdale (NY) could have been this year’s champs. They advanced to the final Chicago game, edged by the eventual tournament champs Detroit Jesuit, 290-345 – with an all-junior team! Look out for Scarsdale in 2020.

Hall of Fame

  • Mike Keller (Irmo, SC, '85-87)
  • Eric Evans (Granville, OH, '88-89)
  • Jim Paluszak (Dorman, SC, '89-91)
  • Matt Bruce (Booker T. Washington, OK, '89-92)
  • Mark Staloff (East Brunswick, NJ, '94)
  • Brad Rutter (Manheim Township, PA, '92-95)
  • Brad Harris (James Island, SC, '92-95)
  • Amanda Goad (Governor's School, VA, '93-96)
  • Scott Petty (Houston Eisenhower '95 and Houston Memorial '96)
  • Justin Powell (James Island, SC '95-98)
  • Ryan Cooper (James Island, SC '95-99)
  • Jonathan Hess (Irmo, SC, 1998-2002)
  • Sara Sheer (Horace Greeley, 2001-2004)
  • Matt Pargeter (Holland Hall, OK, 2002-2005)
  • Nate Mattison (Byram Hills, NY, 2004-2006
  • Fuhe Xu (Harrison, IN, 2004-2007)
  • Ariel Schneider (Harrison, IN, 2004-2007)
  • Dylan Hames (Booker T. Washington, OK, 2006-2008)
  • Alex Pijanowski (Harrison, IN, 2011-2013)
  • Max Smiley (Horace Greeley, 2013-2014)
  • Kevin Yokum (New Orleans Jesuit, 2013-2014)
  • Luke Minton (El Paso Coronado, 2013-2015)
  • askaran Singh (Plano West, 2017-2019)

WINNERS OF OUR 37 TOURNAMENTS

  • 1983 -- Walt Whitman (Bethesda, MD)
  • 1984 -- Wheelersburg (Wheelersburg, OH)
  • 1985 -- Skyline (Dallas, TX)
  • 1986 -- Irmo (Columbia, SC)
  • 1987 -- Walnut Ridge (Columbus, OH)
  • 1988 -- Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, MD)
  • 1989 -- Dorman (Spartanburg, SC)
  • 1990 -- Collegiate (Richmond, VA)
  • 1991 -- Dorman (Spartanburg, SC)
  • 1992 -- Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, OK)
  • 1993 -- Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA)
  • 1994 -- East Brunswick (NJ)
  • 1995 -- Governor's School (Richmond, VA)
  • 1996 -- Houston Memorial (TX)
  • 1997 -- Edison (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • 1998 -- State College Area (PA)
  • 1999 -- James Island (SC)
  • 2000 -- Manheim Township (PA)
  • 2001 -- Irmo (Columbia, SC)
  • 2002 -- Irmo (Columbia, SC)
  • 2003 -- Horace Greeley (Chappaqua, NY)
  • 2004 -- St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)
  • 2005 -- Holland Hall (Tulsa, OK)
  • 2006 -- Byram Hills (Armonk, NY)
  • 2007 -- Harrison (West Lafayette, IN)
  • 2008 -- Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, OK)
  • 2009 -- John Cooper (The Woodlands, TX)
  • 2010 -- Zionsville (Zionsville, IN)
  • 2011 -- Harrison (West Lafayette, IN)
  • 2012 -- University of Detroit Jesuit (MI)
  • 2013 -- Horace Greeley (Chappaqua, NY)
  • 2014 -- Jesuit (New Orleans, LA)
  • 2015 -- Coronado (El Paso, TX)
  • 2016 -- Daviess County (Owensboro, KY)
  • 2017 – Zionsville (Zionsville, IN)
  • 2018 – Plano West (TX)
  • 2019 -- University of Detroit Jesuit (MI)