Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Middle School academic team won the 2019 NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) State Quizbowl Championship in competition at Samuel Noe Middle School on April 27, 2019.
The ECMS victory in the NAQT state championship, along with its KAAC state quick recall championship and the Kentucky State Beta Quizbowl championship, earned the team the “Triple Crown” of Kentucky academic quick recall and quizbowl competitions. The ECMS victory marked the first NAQT state championship for a school outside the Louisville/Jefferson Metro area.
“Today marked another outstanding achievement for the ECMS academic team," said ECMS academic team coach Greg Grey. "The state NAQT championship secured the state academic Triple Crown for ECMS, a feat never accomplished by another Kentucky middle school. Brody and Jonas proved once again to be Kentucky’s most formidable academic duo. The two demonstrated tremendous knowledge and speed during the competition. Evy Bolton, Brycen Daniels, and Emma Sackett made key contributions to the team throughout the day. These five players along with their other teammates have been preparing for this tournament since winning the KAAC Governor’s Cup State Quick Recall Championship in March."
"I am truly awed by our players’ efforts and success this season. They are an amazing group of young people. Their work has achieved a phenomenal record of 82 wins and 1 loss this season. We will now concentrate all our efforts on the defense of our national championship in New Orleans.”
The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance recognized Brody Johnson as the leading scorer in the preliminary rounds of the competition and honored his achievement with a book as a reward. At the conclusion of the day, the ECMS team had the two leading scorers for the entire tournament, Brody Johnson and Jonas Miller. Brody averaged 83.89 points per game, while Jonas averaged 63.89 points per game. Visit the following web address to see all the results of the 2019 Kentucky State NAQT Championship: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/standings.jsp?tournament_id=10391
ECMS posted a perfect 9 and 0 record during the competition on Saturday, April 27th. The game results are as follows:
Round 1 ECMS 730 to Barret B (Louisville) 20
Round 2 ECMS 440 to Winburn B (Lexington) 245
Round 3 ECMS 635 to Noe C (Louisville) 95
Round 4 ECMS 520 to Meyzeek B (Louisville) 240
Round 5 ECMS 345 to Bate A (Danville) 320
Round 6 ECMS 620 to Noe B (Louisville) 150
Round 7 ECMS 465 to Winburn (Lexington) 255
Round 8 ECMS 520 to Meyzeek A (Louisville) 145
Round 9 ECMS 450 to Noe A (Louisville) 330