Potsdam Whiz Quiz Team National Champions
January 24, 2011
Potsdam started out slow in the 3rd round, with Carthage taking an 80-point lead. The Potsdam contingent, including advisor Mr. O’Neil, knew they had nothing to worry about, as there was plenty of time to cut into the lead. They began to rebound at the end of the round, narrowing Carthage’s lead to 25 points going into the final round.
The pivotal 4th round featured a wide variety of questions, with everything on the line for the two teams. Neither team wanted to take any unnecessary chances, as an incorrect answer gave the other team a free question. With the tension mounting and time ticking off the clock, the teams were going back and forth, with the score close for the entire round. Potsdam would pull ahead, and Carthage would come right back. Every time either team would take the lead, they would hope for the call of “last question,” but it seemed like the round was taking an eternity. Finally, after 50 hard fought minutes of trivia and Potsdam ahead by 25 points, time ran out and Potsdam became the WPBS Whiz Quiz champions. The win was especially fun due to the presence of Stoner Steve and a select group of fans.
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