James River A/G, "Perfect in Weakness"
Karl Dawson: A former quizzer for Central A/G in Springfield, MO in the 90s. His team was third place in 1996 and he placed in the top ten three times as an individual.
Daniel Clark: He has received his NMA and MMA this year.
Lauren Aubry: She received her NMA this year.
Heidi Graves: She received her NMA this year.
Autumn Rogers: She received her NMA this year.
Prior to this year, James River has sent thirteen teams to nationals since 2001, with five of them placing in the top three. This is the first national finals for these quizzers.
Most exciting match this season
At Regionals we played in the championship playoff round against our other James River team. We played extremely well, and won the game, securing the Regional title. For a group of quizzers who have never quizzed at Nationals before, this was very exciting.
Favorite contest (weirdest, most clever, etc) We had a very long and drawn out contest against Ash Grove at Districts involving grammar, verbs, and subordinate clauses. Joshua Havens matched Karl in the confusing argument department, and sadly, our contest was denied. We were able to laugh about it quite a lot. Also, at Regionals, Karl was on prescription painkillers and was attempting to give a rebuttal about what the opposing quizzer from Central said. Karl actually said, "I'm pretty high right now, but I'm pretty sure he said..." The best part was that Darin Poe, the So. MO DYD was watching the game. The second best part was that we won the contest.
Favorite quiz question (weirdest, funniest, etc)
From Joey Bohanon's practice questions:
The motion pictures Star Trek II and Star Trek III explore which is better: the good of the one, or the good of the many. According to Paul, which was more important?
Favorite verse from Corinthians 2 Corinthians 12:9--"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
Tournaments attended this year
Favorite non-quiz related moment this year
One of our many team activities was to a Springfield Cardinals game at the beginning of the season. See video:
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
Our team has done a lot of quoting in front of groups outside the church, and thus has shared the benefits of the BQ ministry with a wide audience.