Camas High School traveled on Monday, February 22nd, to Longview Community College in Longview to compete in the SW Washington Regional Knowledge Bowl Tournament. It was an auspicious day for Camas Knowledge Bowl Here are the results:
Varsity — At the SW WA Regional Varsity Tournament held this past Monday, Camas had 4 teams compete in the 4A tourney of 9 teams. By virtue of two of the teams finishing 1st and 3rd (in the top 3), they have earned trips to the state tournament, which will be held on Sat. March 19th at Arlington HS. Congratulations to Camas Varsity #4 who took home top honors in the tourney, earning first place and the highest scoring team of the day. Varsity #4 is anchored by senior Colton Ratcliff and juniors Jason Kim, Rachel Duquette, Chemay Shola, Calvin Taylor, and sophomore Noah Thompson. Bravo! Camas Varsity #2 took third place. This team is composed of senior Andrew Leetham and sophomores Daniel Fan, Jonathan Angulo, and Jesse Lester. It is not often a school qualifies more than one team to the state meet, so this is indeed a special accomplishment. These teams are both capable of making it to the afternoon rounds at state, which would earn more hardware for the trophy case, and continue a 6-yr streak whereby CHS k-bowl teams have done so (finishing 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, and 6th at the state meet). Good luck at state, knowledge bowlers. Varsity Scores (.pdf)
JV Tourney — With 42 JV teams competing from 27 schools all across ESD 112, the top nine finishing (highest scoring) JV teams over our four regular season meets are invited to compete in the JV Invitational Tourney, which was also held this past Monday. This year, Camas HS k-bowl qualified 5 of the teams in the 9-team tourney, wow! On top of that, one Camas team brought home the 2nd place trophy – that’s the second best JV team out of all 42 in ESD 112, again wow! The other teams finished 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. A great showing. JV# 3, the team that took home the 2nd place trophy, is comprised of all freshmen: Anthony Choi, Yeh Seo Jung, Maia Kawamura, Jason Liu, Rahul Ram, and Christopher Xia, Bravo! JV Scores (.pdf)
Great season, Camas Knowledge Bowl. I’m very proud of all of you and the hard work you put into attending practice, learning how to work more effectively with a team, and on the sportsmanship you displayed and honed this season. No matter the outcome for you and your team yesterday, I hope you can take some solace in being a part of the well-oiled machine that is Camas Knowledge Bowl!
On to state next month. Thanks for your support this year!
P.S. The awards desert banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd, in the North Commons. Details forthcoming.