High School Knowledge Bowl
Knowledge Bowl is an athletic event for the mind, providing a high energy atmosphere as teams huddle together to plot strategies and pull together plans and answers that result in scored points.
Knowledge Bowl tests high school teams on their knowledge on science, astronomy, literature, math, current events, history, and a wide array of other subjects. This friendly academic competition offers opportunities for students to master their team building skills, participate in a competitive test of their academic knowledge, and interact with students from other schools in the region.
The activities involve practice meets that begin in late fall and continue until the Regional Knowledge Bowl meets early in the spring, when teams compete for advancement to their division's State Knowledge Bowl competition. Each team is comprised of up to six students who work together in an opening group-answer written round against all competing schools, followed by a series of oral rounds going head-to-head against one or two other teams.
ESD 105 has hosted Knowledge Bowl competition in the region since 2003-2004. Our first regional competition was held December 11, 2003. In 2013, West Valley High School became our region's first-ever State Knowledge Bowl championship team, earning the State 2A title with a team coached by Ron Bergevin and Elizabeth Chicken.Congratulations to our 2018 State trophy recipients: Ellensburg (5th place in 2A -- and the school's 5th consecutive state placing) and Riverside Christian (2nd in 1B -- after coming in just behind state champion West Sound Academy of Poulsbo following a tie breaker)!
2017-2018 Participating Schools & Contact Info:
High School Division Coach Cle Elum-Roslyn 1A George Kreppein Davis (Yakima) 4A Matt Norling and Patrick Molohon Eisenhower (Yakima) 4A Cameron De Haven Ellensburg 2A Marco Bicchieri Highland 1A Austin Brothers Kittitas 2B Chris Richards Riverside Christian 1B Mike Emmans Royal 1A Eric Carlson Selah 2A Dave Dwyer Sunnyside 4A Jeremy Miller Toppenish 2A Michael Ayling Wapato 2A James Rowland West Valley 4A (opting up from 3A) Elizabeth Chicken and Mary Rose Tahat White Swan (Mt. Adams) 2B Michael Clinton
2017-2018 Competition Activities:
Date Time Host Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Toppenish High School Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Royal High School Wednesday, January 10, 2018 West Valley High School Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Kittitas High School ESD 105 Regionals: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Ellensburg High School Washington State Tournaments: Saturday, March 17, 2018 Arlington High School
• 4A schools:
Top 2 to State (among Davis, Eisenhower, Sunnyside, and West Valley): West Valley (#1, after tiebreaker) and Eisenhower (#2)
• 2A schools:
Top 2 to State (among Ellensburg, Selah, Toppenish, and Wapato): Ellensburg (#1 and overall Regional champion) and Selah (#2)
• 1A schools:
1 goes to State (among Cle Elum-Roslyn, Highland, and Royal): Cle Elum-Roslyn (#1)
• 2B schools:
1 goes to State (among Kittitas and White Swan): Kittitas (#1)
• 1B schools:
Riverside Christian qualified for state during ESD 123 region competition at Waitsburg High School on Feb. 21 against Pomeroy, Prescott, and Waitsburg.