OP Quiz Bowl Update

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OP Quiz Bowl Update

Justin Oei, Staff Writer

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One of OP’s lesser-known but equally as successful varsity teams is its Quiz Bowl Team. Members compete in the National History Bowl, which is held annually across the nation, and locally at Ridgewood High School (where the team competed last). Led by Coach McCrystal, the team has consistently fared extremely well against tough competition and this year qualified for nationals after their quarterfinalist finish in the New Jersey State Championships.

After the last competition, I asked a couple team members their opinion about their performance. Club president James Bowe stated that “We did much better than expected and I’m hoping for an even better performance at our next competition.” Andrew Almeida summed up the winning streak of the team, saying that “quiz bowl leads Oratory.” Other team members include this author, Nick Looney ‘20, Matt Mazzuca ‘20, Chris Kraemer ‘19, Tommy Gress ‘19, Kevin Merila ‘18, and Steven Mezzomo ‘18.

Before the team competes next in February, they will be practicing every Monday morning in room 209. As Chris Kraemer puts it join even if you say that “I’m not a nerd, I swear.”

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