George Washington

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George Washington
Washington, D.C.
Current President or Coach Bren Belovarac
National championships Unknown
NAQT Page link

George Washington or GW is a college in Washington, D.C. that has fielded a successful quizbowl team in the past. During the 1990s and early 2000s they fielded an active team that was something of a rival to the Maryland team and reached various nationals, including an 11th-place finish at the 1999 ICT and three top four finishes at NCT between 1989 and 1994. In the mid 2000s to 2007-2008 the team was relatively inactive, usually attending only non-packet submission tournaments in close proximity to DC, but has been revived several times since then and is currently active.

A-10 Championship

GWU currently holds the Atlantic 10 Conference Quizbowl Champion title. This unsanctioned trophy is awarded to the winner of the match between GWU and VCU's A teams at NAQT SCT in years when they play the same site, as those are the only two schools in the A-10 that consistently field intercollegiate quizbowl teams. VCU won the first title in 2015 and GWU won in 2022.


In the 1990s, George Washington hosted the Presidential Invitational Tournament, renamed to the Juan Carlos Viscerra Invitational Tournament in 1994. From 1995-1996 and 1999-2002, GW hosted the Beltway Bandits series of trash tournaments. It also hosted at least one incarnation of Capitol Punishment, another trash tournament.

The Campus Challenge TV series was filmed at GW in the span of two days during September, 1994; GW's team placed second to Harvard. This is one of the few times where a team that lost the first round of a single-elimination tournament became the eventual champion. As the producer's self-created buzzer system failed, it was replaced in Game 2 by GW's Quizmatic buzzer system, and then Yale's.

Former Members