Estes Park Knowledge Bowl Team Is Second In State!
The Estes Park Knowledge Bowl team just completed a very successful season. The varsity team ended the season as Patriot League Champions. The team then continued on to the regional tournament where they placed second overall and earned a spot to compete in the state tournament held in Colorado Springs at Colorado College. This year was quite a battle in the 3A division. Estes Park and Bayfield were battling for the top spot the entire tournament. The state tournament is a two-day competition where teams take two written tests and compete in eight oral rounds. After 600 questions Estes Park and Bayfield were tied for first place. A five question tie-breaker was used to determine the state champion team. Estes Park lost the tie-breaker answering two questions to Bayfield’s three. Estes Park ended up with a second place finish at state.
This year’s varsity team included Peter Buttler leading the team as captain, Carmen Buttler, Garrett Repine, Annika Van der Werf, Ben Van der Werf, and Madeline Wilson. The team is coached by Pam Frey and Sue Meadows. Practice for this team started in September and continued until the day we left for State. It was impressive to see how competitive our team was at state. They represented Estes Park well and should be very proud of their second place victory. Great job Bobcats!