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Kealing Middle School Wins National Championship Tournament in Quiz Bowl

Third team in five years to win national championship

Two teams of Kealing Middle School students spent last weekend answering roughly 1,600 questions during 22 rounds of head-to-head competition. 

Kealing qualified two teams during the season for the quiz bowl national championship tournament, which was held in Dallas. 

Kealing A, The Squirrel Team, has been playing together for the past three years. Daniel Chan, Evan Hochstein, Ryan Russo and Anna Tutuianu won the title and were named national champions. 

Kealing B, The Capybaras, placed 19th out of 128 teams. Team members include Avik Ahuja, Schuyler Colfax, Garrett Urbach and Jeriah Yu. 

"We are so proud of our students and their amazing accomplishment! We also want to recognize our teaching staff for their hard work and dedication to this group of students," said Kealing Middle School Principal Robin Lowe. 

Colfax also placed fifth in the individual player rankings. 

Austin ISD congratulates both Kealing teams on their strong performances and good sportsmanship. 

For more information on the quiz bowl national championship, visit