Team Missouri

From QBWiki
Revision as of 20:03, 18 July 2023 by Jacob O'Rourke (talk | contribs) (→‎NASAT)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The state of Missouri usually fields a high school all-star team.

NTAE (Panasonic)

During the days of the National Tournament of Academic Excellence, Missouri often fielded a team coached by longtime North Kansas City coach Larry Allen.

Known teams and results

Year Place Known team members
1999 4th Members of North Kansas City
2000 3rd Ryan Manuel (Blue Springs), Jeff Dazey (NKC), Adam Hill (Nixa), Mike Ruby (Liberty), Jon Matthew (NKC)
2001 Greg Martin (Savannah), Adam Hill (Nixa), Kit Dawson (Truman), Jon Matthew (NKC)
2002 Melissa McCush (Savannah), Kyle Hill (Liberty), Jon Matthew (NKC), Matt Conway (Boonville), Caleb Overman (NKC)
2003 Chris Ottolino (Parkway Central), Kyle Hill (Liberty), Hoan Nguyen (NKC), Caleb Overman (NKC)
2004 2nd Darren Wood (Savannah), Kim Kerr (Savannah), Taige Hou (Webb City), Michael Richards (Liberty), Tom Crowley (Savannah)
2005 Jimmy Li (Parkway Central), Michael Richards (Liberty), Tom Crowley (Savannah), David Hoffelmeyer (Savannah), Nate Kinast (Thomas Jefferson)
2006 3rd David Hoffelmeyer (Savannah), Andrew Hoekzema (Westminster Christian), Brandon Thomas (Mound City), Nate Kinast (Thomas Jefferson), Charles Dees (NKC)
2007 2nd John Ahlfield (Liberty), Terin Budine (Savannah), Charles Dees (NKC), Stephanie Hull (Liberty), Nate Kinast (Thomas Jefferson)
2008 no team
2009 no team


The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance has sponsored a team for NASAT every year since that tournament began in 2010.

A Team

Year Place Record Team members Coach
2010 12/16 5–11 Charlie Fritz (Villa Duchesne), Grant Gates (NKC), Ikshu Neithalath (Clayton), Nick Rupel (Parkway Central) Paul Nelson
2011 9/10 4–10 Craig Chval (Rock Bridge), Charlie Fritz (Villa Duchesne), Ikshu Neithalath (Clayton), Ben Zhang (Ladue) Jason Loy
2012 6/13 8–6 Jialin Ding (Ladue), Alex Meneses (Clayton), Max Schindler (Ladue), Ben Zhang (Ladue) Jason Loy
2013 1/13 14–2 Jialin Ding, Max Schindler, Haohang Xu, Ben Zhang (all from Ladue) Jason Loy
2014 8/17 10–6 Jialin Ding (Ladue), Jared Lockwood (Hallsville), Kisan Thakkar (Ladue), Ben Zhang (Ladue) Jason Loy
2015 10/12 3–13 Alex Harmata (Hickman), Evan Heronemus (Savannah), Jared Lockwood (Hallsville), Parth Parikh (Hannibal) Jason Loy
2016 t-9/15 7–7 Alex Harmata (Hickman), Parth Parikh (Hannibal), Tim Quintanilla (Hannibal), Joe Stitz (Washington) Jason Loy
2017 t-5/25 9–5 Alex Donovan (MICDS), Raj Paul (Ladue), Cole Phinney (Washington), Joe Stitz (Washington) Jason Loy and David Dennis
2018 6/29 8–6 William Gentry (St. Joseph Central), Akshay Govindan (Ladue), Raj Paul (Ladue), Em Powers (Louisiana) Jason Loy and David Dennis
2019 15/23 10–4 Akshay Govindan (Ladue), Sophie Lockwood (Hallsville), Raj Paul (Ladue), Em Powers (Louisiana) Jason Loy, David Dennis, and Kyle Hill
2020 Canceled
2021 8/32 9–5 Gabe Forrest (College Heights Christian), Louis Li (Ladue), Joel Miles (Raymore-Peculiar), Eric Yin (Ladue) Jason Loy, David Dennis, and Lisa McClary
2022 3/23 10-5 Gabe Forrest (College Heights Christian), Frederick Rivas-Giorgi (St. Joseph Central), Max Yang (Ladue), Yi Zheng (Parkway West) Jeffrey Hill, David Dennis, and Lisa McClary
2023 7/19 9-7 Braden Booth (Fair Grove), Christian Allen (Fair Grove), Camden Williams (Mexico), Braxton Davis (College Heights Christian) Jeffrey Hill, Jason Loy and Ganon Evans

B Team

HSAPQ has allowed states to bring multiple teams to NASAT since 2016. Missouri fielded its first B team in 2017.

Year Place Record Team members
2017 t14/25 8–7 Matt Chalem (Washington), Ganon Evans (Francis Howell), William Gentry (St. Joseph Central), Sophia Johnson (Washington)
2018 19/29 4–10 Savannah Dillard (Thomas Jefferson Independent), Ganon Evans (Francis Howell), Collin Gentry (St. Joseph Central), Ben Husting (Helias)
2019 17/23 5–9 Savannah Dillard (Thomas Jefferson Independent), Samantha Doepker (Washington), Collin Gentry (St. Joseph Central), Frederick Rivas-Giorgi (St. Joseph Central)
2020 Canceled
2021 16/32 6–8 Owen Farra (St. Louis Patriots), Fred Garvey (Kirksville), Reilly Nash (North Kansas City), Frederick Rivas-Giorgi (St. Joseph Central), Donal Ryan (Kirksville)
2022 11/23 8-7 Owen Farra (St. Louis Patriots), Braden Booth (Fair Grove), Christian Allen (Fair Grove), Chase Sponenberg (Kickapoo), Yuvan Chali (Ladue)
2023 t-14th/19 6-8 Owen Arneson (Parkway West), Caden Haustein (Kickapoo) Sophia Xu (Ladue), Lucia Li (Ladue), Patrick Rivas-Giorgi (St. Joseph Central)

C Team

Missouri fielded its first C team in 2019.

Year Place Record Team members
2019 t18/23 4–10 Garrett Blum (Thayer), Ansh Gupta (St. Joseph Central), Louis Li (Ladue)
2020 Canceled
2021 27/32 4–10 Braden Booth (Fair Grove), Elena Bai (Rolla), Samantha Doepker (Washington), Yi Zheng (Parkway West)
2022 17/23 7-8 Owen Arneson (Parkway West), Ty Butler (Clayton), Connor Lee (Eldon), Samantha Doepker (Washington), Braxton Davis (College Heights Christian), Sophia Xu (Ladue)


As the 2020 NASAT was cancelled due to COVID-19, MOQBA was unable to field any all-star teams. However, they did release a list of all-star players (not sorted into teams), as well as a list of honorable mentions [1].

Year Type Members (unsorted)
2020 All-stars Lauren Blakemore (Hallsville), Garrett Blum (Thayer), Savannah Carmichael (Orchard Farm), Yuvan Chali (Ladue), Savannah Dillard (Thomas Jefferson IDS), Samantha Doepker (Washington), Owen Farra (St. Louis Patriots), Gabe Forrest (College Heights Christian), Ansh Gupta (St. Joseph Central), Louis Li (Ladue), Sam Lindsey (St. Louis Patriots), Joel Miles (Raymore-Peculiar), Frederick Rivas-Giorgi (St. Joseph Central)
2020 Honorable mentions Audrey Bush (Washington), Samantha Dill (Weaubleau), Alfonso Franco (North Kansas City), Ryan Huynh (North Kansas City), Michael Joseph (Poplar Bluff), Asher Lidsky (Columbia Independent), Caleb Martonfi (Eldon), Mason Mitchell (Palmyra), Maia Pritchett (Houston), Chase Sponenberg (Kickapoo), Mukund Viswanadha (Parkway West), Teague Whitney (Columbia Independent), Max Yang (Ladue)


Team Missouri page on MOQBA website