Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl team finished 6-0 to win the South Suburban Conference Quiz Bowl Championship on Feb. 11, which took place at Burnsville High School (BHS). This is their fourth time in the last five years that the team has been crowned conference champs.
Burnsville juniors Joe Schatz and Wyatt Isakson finished second and third, respectively, each with over 65 points per game. Senior Chance Persons was fifth, with over 55 points per game rounding out the medaling field. Sophomore Erik Gorton, the remaining member of the championship Burnsville team, placed 21st overall in scoring.
In addition to the varsity tournament, there was a junior varsity tournament in which 20 teams participated, and most schools fielded at least one additional team. Burnsville C finished an undefeated 5-0 to win the championship. Other Burnsville finishes include the B team earning three victories in five contests, finishing in a tie for seventh place, but winning the tiebreaker. Burnsville E, with four eighth graders, also finished with three victories and placed ninth overall. Burnsville F won two of five matches and took 13th, and, rounding out Burnsville's performance was the D team finishing with one victory and placing 18th.
Twenty-eight teams from seven schools participated in the tournament, including Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Prior Lake, Rosemount and Shakopee.
Important upcoming events for Burnsville include the MN State Quiz Bowl Championship, which Burnsville will host once again on March 7, and the NAQT High School National Championship over Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta.