| Noted Subjects: |
History, Sports, Theater Lit, Visual Arts
|Current Collegiate Team||Truman State (2010-Present)|
|Past Collegiate Teams|
|High School Team||Pacific (2009-2010)|
Jacob O'Rourke is a Junior quiz bowl player and current 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 the Kirksville Tournament in 2012.
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.
Jacob's first tournament during the 2010-2011 season was the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament.  After 2010 ACF Fall at Truman State, his next tournament was the 2011 SCT at Missouri State, where he placed 5th individually in D-II.  Since playing harder tournaments such as ACF Regionals, he has realized how much work he still has to do, and has begun studying harder to improve. His last tournament was the 2011 MUT mirror at Rock Bridge High School, where Truman A placed 4th.
The 2011-2012 season saw Jacob play on many high placing Truman teams, including at the Missiles of October mirror at Rock Bridge  and the 2012 SCT at Oklahoma State, where his team ultimately earned a bid to participate in the 2012 ICT. He placed 10th individually in Division II at the ICT. 
Jacob directed Truman's mirror of QUARK, which was won by WUSTL. He also played on the team that attended Penn-ance and finished 4-6 (where he finished tied for 9th individually). At ACF Fall 2012 at Wisconsin, his team won the Division II title and he finished fifth in overall scoring after the prelims. With Jared McNett, he co-directed the Region 11 SCT, where the DI title was won by Wash U A and the DII title was won by Wash U B. Jacob also played on the team which won the 2013 ACF Regionals at Wash U, where he was the highest scorer of the tournament. Jacob also directed Truman's mirror of WIT and played on the team that competed at the 2013 ICT. His last tournament during this season was the mirror of MUT hosted by Illinois where his team took fourth and he placed 8th individually.
|2012 Kirksville Tournament||February 18||Kirksville A||Helias A||Kirksville B||10||Complete Stats|
|2012 QUARK||September 29||WUSTL||"Battle Hymn of the Tamil Tiger Mother"||"Cornucopia of Mediocrity"||9||All Games|
|2013 MOQBA Winter Invitational-Kirksville||January 12||Kirksville A||Hannibal A||Clark County||14||Prelims Playoffs plus Finals Combined|
|2013 Region 11 SCT||February 9||WUSTL A in Division I, WUSTL B in Division II||Truman State A in Division I, Kansas State in Division II||Harding in Division I, Truman State C in Division II||4 in Division I, 11 in Division II||Division I Division II|
|2013 Western Invitational||April 6||WUSTL||Lincoln Land||Missouri||8||Stats|