Nationals 2011

Harvest Christian Center, Mount Vernon, OH

Coach - Dr. Bob Roller. Bob has been involved with Teen Bible Quiz since 1979. He coached teams at Carbondale Assembly of God in Tulsa (2 years), Faith Assembly of God in Acworth, Georgia (3 years), First Assembly of God – Longview TX (3 years), Faith Chapel – Overland Park KS (2 years), Evangel Church – Kansas City (1 year),and Harvest Christian Center – Mount Vernon OH (1 year). He served as a league coordinator in Ohio, Georgia, New York, and Kansas; and served as the District Coordinator for the Ohio District, Georgia District, and Kansas District. Bob was a question writer for many years, writing questions for practice and for tournaments. He has also served as the official league question writer and the District, Regional, and National question writer (in 1992). Back in the 80’s, Bob served on the national Bible quiz advisory committee. Bob has been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 1982, and serves as the Dean of the Jetter School of Business at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH. While Bob has been at nationals many times, this is his first time to take a team to nationals.

Laura Roller. Laura is a senior, and has quizzed on teams in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio. She has earned her national memorization award several times and has memorized the gospel of John. Laura will be attending John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where she will major in Marketing with minors in Public Relations and Spanish.

Rachel Roller. Rachel is a first-year quizzer and just finished the 7th grade. She earned her National Memorization Award this year on the gospel of John.

Elissa Beougher. Elissa is a first-year quizzer who just finished the 8th grade.

Team History
We are a first-year team, and thus this is our first time at Nationals. We were the only team in our region to have two quizzers finish in the top ten individually.

Most exciting match this season
We have had an amazing, friendly rivalry with Dayspring AG – Bowling Green. Almost every match with them this year has been decided on the last or next-to-last question, and thus they have all been exciting (especially since we have gone about 50-50 with them).

Favorite Contest
At regionals, there was a question with incorrect introductory remarks. At the close of the question, our Captain, Laura, stated “Contest.” The captain of the other team immediately said, “Yeh!” The contest was granted.

Tournaments attended this year
Three Rivers Classic

Favorite non-quiz related moment(s) this year
Interesting quiz trivia that we learned at the Great Lakes regionals: all three Ohio coaches attended Oral Roberts University.