Rock Bridge

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Rock Bridge High School (MO)
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Location:
Columbia, MO
Coaches Greg Irwin
State championships none
National championships
Nationals appearances unknown
Program status active

Rock Bridge High School, also know as RBHS, is a public school in Columbia, Missouri. Rock Bridge won the MSHSAA Class 4 District titles in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 under Head Coach Greg Irwin. Rock Bridge earned 2nd place at MSHSAA State in both 2011 and 2012 to Ladue. Former North Kansas City High School standout Charlie Dees began volunteering to help out the team in 2010, and the team is approaching its goal of being nationally competitive each year. Rock Bridge has hosted numerous tournaments to promote excellent quiz bowl throughout the state.

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Highest National Rankings

2011-2--30th for A-team, 128th for B-team 2010-1--61st

A-team Place at Nationals

  • 2012--t-29th at PACE NSC
  • 2011--36 at PACE NSC
  • 2010--136 at NAQT HSNCT

NAQT Missouri Qualifier Finishes

  • 2013 Tied for 7th (missing Jacob and Vikram)
  • 2012 tied for 5th (missing Iyas and Bess)
  • 2011 tied for 2nd (missing Iyas)
  • 2010 2nd place

MSHSAA State Finishes

  • 2012, Second Place
  • 2011, Second Place
  • 2007, Sixth Place

Current Players

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Former Players

Missouri All-Star Selection Players from MOQBA

All-State Players at MSHSAA State

All-State Honorable Mention Players at MSHSAA State

All-District Players at MSHSAA Districts

MACA Junior Varsity State

Rock Bridge won the 2009 MACA Junior Varsity State tournament with a 5-0 finish. Craig Chval was 2nd individually and Zach Goree finished 4th individually. Other members of the team included Bridgitt Keller, Chase Franke, and Riaz Helfer.

Rock Bridge earned 2nd and 3rd at the 2012 iteration of JV State, which was the first Junior Varsity State tournament to be follow the 20/20 format with pyramidal question, along with allowing schools to enter multiple teams. Monica Greenlief earned All-State Honors while the balanced scoring of both teams deflated many players' individual scores. The 2nd place team included: Monica Greenlief, Jacob Freyermuth, Daniel Shapiro, Charles Shang, and Jenny Zulovich. The 3rd place team consisted of: Ryan Tray, Jonathan Ackmann, Salah Daghlas, and Dima Rozenblat.

Hosted Tournaments

Rock Bridge has hosted an annual high school tournament since at least 2006, when they ran an NAQT tournament on an A-set. In 2007 and 2008 they ran using questions produced by Shawn Pickrell. In spring 2010 they ran on a housewritten set. In fall 2010 their tournament was turned into a Junior Varsity event and run on the Fall Novice Tournament. Fall 2010 Standings

In addition to their own invitational, Rock Bridge has hosted multiple MSHSAA district championships, including those in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Rock Bridge was also the site used for the MSHSAA state championship until 2008.