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Northwestern University
NU logo.jpg
Evanston, IL
Current President or Coach Chloe Chow
National championships none
NAQT Page link

Northwestern University is a large private university located in Evanston, Illinois.

In a noted "Cinderella run" at 2017 ICT, the Northwestern team consisting of Dylan Minarik, Greg Peterson, Adam Silverman, and Max Rong pulled off four upsets in the playoffs (over Yale, Maryland, Chicago, and Stanford) and a second-place finish (to Michigan).[1][2][3]

Northwestern was the host site for 2005 ACF Nationals, the infamous 2011 NSC, the 2012 College National Championships of the National History Bowl, and of 2021 ACF Nationals. It has hosted every Chicago Open from 2018 onward.

Throughout the season, Northwestern Quizbowl hosts Jr. Wildcat (a middle school tournament) and usually mirrors a regular-difficulty college tournament.


Nikhil Chellam (2020-), Chloe Chow (2020-), Jason Huang (2022-), David Lee (2021-), Ved Muthusamy (2022-), Sharath Narayan (2022-), Andrew Salij (2019-), Chris Sims (2020-)

Former Players

Colby Burnett (2001-05), Andy Wehrman (2004-05), Anant Shah (2008-12), Cory Haala (2009-12), Dan Donohue (2010-14), Adam Sperber (2010-14), Kevin Malis (2011-15), Dylan Minarik (2013-17), Greg Peterson (2015-18), Adam Silverman (2016-19), Jack Drummond (2017-21), Rohin Devanathan (2020-22), Justin Jasperse (2019-22), Jake Lyons (2018-22), Sheldon Wong (2018-22), Jack Izzo (2019-23), Beni Keown (2019-23)