Nationals 2011

Praise A/G, Garfield, NJ

Coaches
Tammy Yukon: A former quizzer from Sherman, NY in the 80s. She has coached for nine years, six of which were at the National level.

Jesse Czubkowski: A former national quizzer from Garfield, NJ in 2006 and 2007 (4th place individual). Four years as a coach, all of which years ending at Nationals.

Quizzers
Justin Czubkowski - A quizzer for five years, attending Nationals thrice. He has received his NMA and MMA this year.

Kyler Sederwall - Has quizzed for five years, attending Nationals thrice. He received both his NMA and MMA this year.

Christopher Galea - Has quizzed for four years, attending Nationals twice. He received both his NMA and MMA this year.

Trey Sederwall - 3rd year quizzer; debuting at National Finals. He received his NMA this year

Team History
The ministry at Garfield, NJ has been blessed to send teams to Nationals for 6 consecutive years. They finished 3rd in the Challenger bracket in 2006, 5th in the Championship bracket in 2009 and 3rd in the Championship Bracket in 2010. Jesse was also the fourth place quizzer in 2007.

Most exciting match this season
Friendship Classic 2011 - In our game against Central Assembly from Springfield, MO, we overcame a 130-point deficit on question 10 to win the match. It was a fun game.

Favorite Contest
Absolutely nothing even remotely interesting. Hoping for a good one at Nationals.

Favorite Quiz Question
It wasn't our favorite, as we got a little burned by it, but it was memorable. I'm speaking of a certain, LONG statement and question that was asked at Regionals.

Favorite Verse from John
John 21:13 - Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.

Tournaments attended this year
Empire Classic
Gobblefest
Friendship Classic
Three Rivers Classic

Favorite non-quiz related moment(s) this year
As we were driving to Gobblefest, a deer ran across the road into the side of our van. The deer died.

What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
While not technically outside the church (or even our team), this season has yielded some wonderful spiritual growth in a very personal way.

Two individuals new to church joined Bible Quiz this year. Through personal study and peer/coach mentorship, one of them was led to accept Jesus as their savior. Two other quizzers were so inspired by Jesus' baptism that they took the next step in their spiritual journey by being baptized on New Year's Eve. It was a powerful and awesome experience made even more special by all the teammates and coaches who celebrated with them.

Bible Quiz is NOT just a ministry for those who are already Christians. It has the power to change lives. I challenge teams out there to recruit the saved and unsaved students alike,