Jacob O'Rourke

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Jacob O'Rourke
Noted Subjects:
History, Sports, Theater Lit, Visual Arts
Current Collegiate Team Truman State (2010-Present)
Past Collegiate Teams
High School Team Pacific (2009-2010); Kirksville (2012-2014) as an Assistant Coach
Middle School Team None

Jacob O'Rourke is a Senior quiz bowl player and former Vice President of the Truman State Academic Competition Organization. Jacob freelance writes for HSAPQ, and is also a member of MOQBA and staffs several high school tournaments throughout the state, including directing recent events held at Kirksville. Starting in the Fall of 2012, Jacob also began serving as an assistant coach for Kirksville.


Playing History

High School

Only playing for his senior year of high school in the MSHSAA format, Jacob did not encounter good quiz bowl until his first practice at Truman State University.



Tournaments Played


Tournaments Played

Notable Finishes

  • Third at SCT; qualified the team for ICT.


Tournaments Played

Notable Finishes

  • First Place at 2013 ACF Regionals


Tournaments Played

Notable Finishes


  • 2012 and 2013 CMST sets (served as bid coordinator in 2013)
  • HSAPQ Freelance Writer (2012-Present)
  • Missouri Open 2013 History Writer/Editor