Northmont Wins NAQT State Quiz Bowl Championship


The Northmont Academic Team captured the NAQT State Quiz Bowl Championship on Saturday at the Ohio State University. The team of Sam Blizzard, Tori Amos, Erin Laing and Jonathan Yagisawa advanced through the 24 team field to set up a best of three final against Solon HS. Northmont dominated the first match, winning 440-195, and then came from 135 points down to win the second match on the last question 365-345. This is Northmont's 2nd state championship, having also won in 2010. The team advances on to the NAQT and PACE national championship competitions in May (Atlanta) and June (College Park, MD).