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 2017 State trophy recipients: Ellensburg (2A) and Riverside Christian (1B)!
2016-2017 Participating Schools & Contact Info:
High School Division Coach Cle Elum-Roslyn 1A George Kreppein and Charlie Harper Davis (Yakima) 4A Matt Norling East Valley 2A Easton 2B (opting up from 1B) Phil Derrick Eisenhower (Yakima) 4A Cameron De Haven Ellensburg 2A Marco Bicchieri Grandview 2A Kelly Ledgerwood 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 and Chrissa Pena Zillah 1A Mark Nelson
2016-2017 Competition Activities:
Date Time Host 2A & 2B Regional for ESD 105: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:30 p.m. Ellensburg High School 1A & 4A Regional for ESD 105: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:00 p.m. West Valley High School 1B Combined Regional (ESD 105 & 123): Monday, February 27, 2017 9:00 a.m. Waitsburg High School State Tournaments (all classifications): Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. Arlington High School
• 4A schools:
Top 2 go to State (among Davis, Eisenhower, Sunnyside, and West Valley). 2017 State qualifiers are Davis and West Valley.
• 2A schools:
Top 2 go to State (among Ellensburg, Grandview, Selah, Toppenish, and Wapato). 2017 State qualifiers are Ellensburg (regional champion) and Selah (runner-up)
• 1A schools:
Top 2 go to State (among Cle Elum-Roslyn, Highland, Royal, and Zillah). 2017 State qualifiers are Cle Elum-Roslyn and Zillah.
• 2B schools:
1 goes to State (among Easton, Kittitas, and White Swan). 2017 State qualifier is Easton.
• 1B schools:
2 go to state (Riverside Christian competing with other schools from ESD 123 region). 2017 State qualifier is Riverside Christian.