Quiz Bowl team wins ACRONYM meet


Photo submitted by Jack Indritz

The Quiz Bowl teams mimic the images on their trophies. (Top from left) Patrick Commers, Jack Indritz, Cole Staples. (Bottom from left) Ewan Lang, Peter Schavee.

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

The ACRONYM IX Meet, in a humorously meta way, is an acronym: Armstrong’s Conceivably Regular or Nearly Yearly Meet. The meet was held at Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN on Feb. 27 and typically features a slew of pop culture questions with answers ranging from the band, The Police, to 15 yards on a football field.

This year, one of St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Quiz Bowl teams – senior Patrick Commers and juniors Peter Schavee, Jack Indritz, Cole Staples and Ewan Lang – placed first at the ACRONYM meet.

Junior Ewan Lang also placed third individually.

“Everyone in Quiz Bowl always has one answer that they’re waiting for. For me, with pop culture, it’s always Demi Lovato or Selena Gomez,” Lang said.

The team’s next meet will be the 2016 National Academic Quiz Tournament Minnesota State Championship (no fun acronym there), hosted at Eden Prairie High School on Mar. 12.

UPDATE 3/8/2016: Ewan Lang’s quote was shortened to protect question security by request of the question set’s author, Erik Nelson. Nelson’s Letter to the Editor may be read in the comments.

If you are interested in Quiz Bowl and would like to read last year’s questions on pop culture, visit the Quizbowl Online Resource Center.