Jesse Czubkowski: A former national quizzer from Garfield, NJ in 2006 and 2007 (4th place individual). In his fifth year of coaching following five years of quizzing, with each of the last seven seasons culminating at National Finals. Received NMA this year.
Rev. Tammy Yukon: A former quizzer from Sherman, NY in the 80s. She has coached for ten years, seven of which were at the National level.
Justin Czubkowski (team captain) – Seventh-year quizzer (5 years at Nationals). He has received his NMA and MMA this year.
Kyler Sederwall - Seventh-year quizzer (5 years at Nationals). He has received his NMA and MMA this year.
Christopher Galea – A sixth year quizzer, attending his fourth National Finals. He received both his NMA and MMA this year.
Trey Sederwall - 4rd year quizzer; attending his second National Finals. He received his NMA this year.
Praise Assembly from Garfield, NJ has been blessed to send teams to Nationals for 7 consecutive years. Each of those seven years, they have finished higher than the previous year. Highlights include: 2009 – 5th place; 2010 – 3rd place; 2011 – 2nd place. These placements account for the highest placement by any New Jersey team and the highest finish by any Northeast team since 1996.
Most exciting match this season
Unanimously chosen was the 1st place playoff match against James River A/G at the Friendship Classic in January. While the match didn't come down to the wire, its implications were huge. Victory at this tournament had long eluded Garfield and, with their first Friendship victory, Garfield had now won every Northeast tournament at least once.
Favorite contest (weirdest, funniest, etc)
Also at the Friendship Classic was a contest that likened the question and answer requirements to the symbiotic relationship between a rhino and a tickbird. The contest not only confused the other team, but the officials as well.
Favorite question (weirdest, funniest, etc)
There can be only one – Seth's “outward cleansing and sanctification” Statement and Question at Regionals gets the vote for most ridiculously long statement and question of the year.
Favorite verse from the material
Justin – I Peter 4:18
Kyler - II Peter 2:15
Chris - Jude 12
Trey – Hebrews 6:9
Tournaments attended this year
Three Rivers Classic
Favorite non-quiz related moment(s) this year
A toss-up between – accidental vandalism at the Pittsburgh hotel we stayed at and an altercation with a cowboy trucker at Regionals. Ask the team if you want full disclosure.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
This season, more than ever, the discipleship aspect of TBQ has really showed our team not to take for granted the friendships we've made through this ministry. Sometimes, our team can get sick of each other. But the bonds forged over the time spent with teammates (as well as fellowship with other teams) will be some of the most important of your lives.