Racine A/G, Racine, WI
Courtney Cobb: A former quizzer from Racine A/G. This is her 4th year coaching and her second time coaching at Nationals. She also quizzed twice at nationals in 1997 and 1998.
Ross Toeller: This is his 6th year and final year quizzing and 2nd year attending Nationals. He received his NMA.
Nathan Dahlin: This is his 4th year quizzing and 2nd year attending Nationals. He received his NMA.
Ryan Toeller: This is his 3rd year quizzing and 2nd year attending Nationals. He received his NMA.
This will be Racines fourth time attending Nationals. We also attended in 1997, 1998, and 2009.
Most exciting match this season
There are two matches that stick out as the most exciting. One was against Portage, WI at district finals. Between both teams all 20 questions were answered correctly (nobody got any wrong). The other match was against Cedar Rapids, IA at Regionals. The match came down to the last question. The team that got the last question would win. Cedar Rapids got the question and it was ruled correct. Our team contested and it was accepted. Then the other team contested and it was denied. We got a re-read and won the match.
Favorite contest (weirdest, most clever, etc)
The team's favorite contest was the one in the match against Cedar Rapids, IA (mentioned as one of the most exciting matches). We needed to get the last question, which was a 20 pointer, to win. After Cedar Rapids got it correct, Ross called sort of a desperation contest because the quizzer added a few words to his answer that may have been incorrect. The coach agreed to contest the answer and the contest was accepted!
At the Mid-Winter Classic, Tyler Turnage was the question writer (he also happens to be a die-hard Vikings fan). For the first 4 matches, the 4th question of the match was a question about Brett Farve.
One of Nathans favorite questions from Regionals was Give in essence the verses that say Paul preached the gospel, quote, free of charge because it was on the list of concordance material that he had studied.
Favorite verse from Corinthians
Ross favorite verse: 1 Corinthians 15:1
Nathans favorite verse: 1Corinthans 15:57 or 1Corinthians 1:3-4
Tournaments attended this year
Favorite non-quiz related moment this year
After the River Classic going to eat at Lamberts and roller skating. Also, everyone playing Mario Kart together in the church van when we travel to tournaments.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
For Nathan there have been situations which have come up where scriptures he has studied currently or in the past, comes to mind to assist him with that situation. Sometimes it could be a personal situation or a class topic. It is also neat for him to see that events he is involved in this year have integrated some of the Corinthian scriptures (the Fine Arts theme came from 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Royal Rangers from 2 Corinthians 10:4).