Coach: Kari Brodin
Asst. Coach: Kristi Brodin
Adi Purohith, Ani Purohith (and yes, they are twins)
This is Adi and Ani's third consecutive year at Nationals, the previous two with Cedar Park but a family move across the state to Spokane necessitated a division this year. They both earned the MMA this year.
Mountain View has never had a team go to Nationals before, and in fact hasn't had a team at the church in many years. But the quizzers and coach have been together, as noted above, for two previous Nationals with Cedar Park.
The most interesting thing about this team is that the coaches live 5 hours' drive away from the quizzers! Quizzing over Skype is only marginally successful and really too frustrating: talk about a "bleeding" quizmaster, when there's a lag between the buzzer and the time you hear it! =) So we mostly just get together at quiz meets and via phone with a few trips to half-way points, etc. The boys have to be really disciplined to keep up on their own, and they've done such an excellent job!
Interesting Historical Tidbits
Kari was at Nationals as a quizzer in 1978 and 1981 and began coaching right after her final year, but didn't coach for a long time while pursuing graduate degrees. She and her sister, Kristi, started coaching again in 2002-2003. They've had teams at Nationals since 2004, most of those years with Cedar Park (Bothell, WA), making this Kari's ninth consecutive year and thirteenth total.
Kari was featured in the top 50 quizzers feature. Click here to read about her quizzing career.
Most Exciting Match This Season
Probably trying to beat Abby (who quizzed alone) at River Classic! We finally had another team outnumbered and nearly blew it: I think we had to get the last question to win! =)
Favorite contest (weirdest, most clever, etc)
We won three contests in one match at Regionals against an opposing coach who was engaged to the quizmaster. I think they're still actually going to get married! =)
Favorite quiz question (weirdest, funniest, etc)
Weirdest? Definitely the "count the unique words in this verse" questions! =)
Adi's is Hebrews 7:25
Ani's is Hebrews 4:12
Tournaments attended this year
Best non quiz-related moment
Any time the Gonzaga Bulldogs or the Miami Heat win. We have to plan our practices around their games! Conversely, the worst moment was when the Zags lost out of the NCAA tournament while we were quizzing at League IV and couldn't even be watching.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
It sure helps all of us with Bible classes at school!