|Noted subjects||History, Sports, Popular Culture, Literature, General All-Rounder|
|Past colleges||Truman State (beginning fall 2023)|
|High school||Smithville (2019-2023)|
|Stats||HDWhite • NAQT|
Eli Bosley is a current player at Smithville, who will be attending and playing quiz bowl at Truman State University. He has won multiple regional awards, and has helped to lead Smithville into being one of the best Class 4 teams from 2020-2023.
High School Career
Eli played on Smithville's B team for his freshman year, attending one varsity tournament.
Following the departure of most of Smithville's varsity members, Eli was named a varsity starter going into his sophomore year. He emerged as a star, leading Smithville to a conference title, a district title and a second-place finish at MSHSAA State.
Eli's junior year was full of continual developments. He helped Smithville to win the MCC-Maple Woods trivia contest for the first time in school history after coming up short multiple years in a row. At the MOQBA Fall Championship, he finished 14th in the state (falling just short of his first MOQBA medal), helping Smithville to finish 15th in the state. He followed that performance with a 6th place finish at the MOQBA Spring Championships later that year, winning his first medal at MOQBA competition and helping Smithville finish 13th. After winning another conference title and district title, Eli and the Warriors finished third at 2022 that year. For his accomplishments that year, Eli was named as an All-State honorable mention by MOQBA.
After the departure of several key players during the 2 state runs, Eli aimed to continue the legacy of the team. He finished in 12th place at the MOQBA Fall Championship that year, helping Smithville finish 9th and in the top 10 for the first time in school history. This was later improved upon as he finished in 16th at the MOQBA Spring Championships later that year, but helping to lead Smithville to an 8th-place finish. He also stepped in as captain during the absence of Nate Kershaw, leading the Warriors to a second-place finish at the North Kansas City Varsity Invitational and an eighth-place finish at the afore-mentioned MOQBA Spring Qualifiers.
Eli has already stated that he will be attending Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri starting in the fall of 2023, continuing his quiz bowl career.