List of high school nationals appearances by Missouri teams

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This is a summary of appearances at pyramidal high school national championship tournaments by teams from Missouri.

Overall

  NAQT HSNCT
  PACE NSC
  NAQT SSNCT
  Both HSNCT and NSC
  Both HSNCT and SSNCT
  Both NSC and SSNCT
#/# Indicates playoff appearance - final rank/total field size
(S) Small school appearance (without advancing to small school playoffs)

As of 2018:

  • 53 Missouri schools have attended either the NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC at least once.
  • 25 schools have attended SSNCT at least once.
Team # HSNCT NAQT SS NSC 1998
(1)
1999
(4)
2000-
2005
2006
(1)
2007
(3)
2008
(5)
2009
(8)
2010
(14)
2011
(16)
2012
(27)
2013
(15)
2014
(15)
2015
(18)
2016
(29)
2017
(39)
2018
(36)
Barstow A 1 0 n/a 1
Barstow B 1 0 n/a 1
Branson 2 2 n/a 0
Calvary Lutheran 1 0 n/a 1
Cape Central 1 1 n/a 0
Centralia 3 1 3
(1 HSNCT)
0 (S) t17/80 t23/96
Clayton 3 1 n/a 2
Crocker 1 0 1 0
De Smet 2 2 n/a 0
De Soto 1 1 n/a 0
Elsberry 1 1 0 0
Eureka 3 2 n/a 1
Exeter A 2 0 2 0
Exeter B 1 0 1 0
Fort Osage 3 2 n/a 1
Francis Howell 1 1 n/a 0
Francis Howell Central 1 1 n/a 0 t27/192
Gainesville 4 0 4 0 t25/80 t41/96
Glasgow 2 2 2
(at HSNCT)
0 t13/27 small t8/21 small
Hallsville A 10 5 6
(1 HSNCT)
0 t11/25 small SSNCT CHAMPION

t21/272 HSNCT

2/60 SSNCT t11/80 SSNCT t5/96 4/96 SSNCT
Hallsville B 1 1 1
(at HSNCT)
0 t73/256 overall

t5/25 small

Hannibal 3 0 n/a 3
Heartland 1 1 n/a 0
Helias A 10 9 n/a 1 t49/240 t97/304 t77/352
Helias B 1 1 n/a 0
Hermann 1 0 1 0 t29/96
Hickman A 8 6 n/a 2 t77/272 t53/272 t21/272 t65/304
Hickman B 1 0 n/a 1
Holden 1 0 0 1
Jefferson City 1 0 n/a 1
Kickapoo A 3 3 n/a 0
Kickapoo B 1 1 n/a 0
Ladue A 11 5 n/a 6 t13/224 t5/240 HSNCT

11/60 NSC

NSC CHAMPION

2/256 HSNCT

4/96 NSC

4/272 HSNCT

27/96 15/96
Ladue B 6 2 n/a 4 t21/256
Ladue C 1 0 n/a 1
Lathrop 1 0 1 0 t29/96
Lee's Summit West 1 1 n/a 0
Liberty 5 5 n/a 0
Liberty North 1 1 n/a 0
Living Word Christian 1 0 1 0
Logan-Rogersville 1 1 n/a 0
Louisiana 2 0 2 0 t19/96 t10/96
Maryville 1 0 1 0
MICDS 2 1 n/a 1 t41/304
Moberly 2 0 2 0 t8/96
Mound City 3 1 3
(1 HSNCT)
0 t7/27 small t17/50 t23/96
New Bloomfield 1 0 1 0
North Kansas City 16 12 n/a 4 t4/26 HSNCT

6/22 NSC

t13/160 5/48 NSC

t17/176 HSNCT

t65/224 t77/272
North Shelby 1 1 1
(at HSNCT)
0 (S)
Northwest 1 0 n/a 1
Oakville 2 0 n/a 2
Orchard Farm A 4 0 2 2 t12/96 SSNCT t23/96
Orchard Farm B 1 0 1 0
Park Hill South 6 6 n/a 0
Parkway Central 3 3 n/a 0
Parkway West 3 1 n/a 2
Pilot Grove 7 3 7
(3 HSNCT)
0 t10/21 small t12/27 small t13/25 small t11/50 t33/80
Plattsburg 1 0 1 0
Pleasant Hill 2 1 1 0 t29/96
Richland 1 0 1 0 t11/60
Rock Bridge A 7 4 n/a 3 t77/272
Rock Bridge B 5 2 n/a 3
Rock Bridge C 1 0 n/a 1
Salem 1 1 1
(at HSNCT)
0 (S)
SLUH 1 0 n/a 1
Sarcoxie 1 1 0 0
Savannah 12 12 n/a 0 t53/176 t65/224 t71/240 t77/272
St. Joseph Central A 4 4 n/a 0 t65/304 t51/352
St. Joseph Central B 1 1 n/a 0
St. Pius X 7 4 2 1 t9/30 C&P
South Callaway 1 0 1 0
South Nodaway 1 0 1 0
South Shelby 3 0 3 0
Southern Boone 3 1 2 0
Stockton 1 0 1 0
Tarkio 1 1 1
(at HSNCT)
0 8/27 small
Thomas Jefferson 2 1 0 1
Truman 2 2 n/a 0
Tuscumbia 3 2 1 0 t33/96
Valle Catholic 1 0 1 0
Villa Duchesne 2 1 n/a 1
Washington A 4 2 n/a 2 t34/272 21/96
Washington B 4 2 n/a 2

HSNCT

44 Missouri schools have made a total of 129 appearances at HSNCT, including 10 appearances by B teams. Missouri's best finish at HSNCT was Ladue's second place finish in 2013. Other Missouri teams to appear in the playoffs include (in order of each school's best finish) North Kansas City (5 times), Ladue B, Hallsville A and B (in different years), Hickman (4 times), Francis Howell Central, Washington, MICDS, Helias (3 times), St. Joseph Central (twice), Savannah (4 times), and Rock Bridge. A state record 5 Missouri teams advanced to the 2014 HSNCT playoffs.

9 of 12 small school eligible appearances by Missouri teams have resulted in advancement to the small school playoffs. Missouri's best finish in the HSNCT small school playoffs was in 2013 when Hallsville B tied for fifth and became the first small school eligible team from Missouri to ever advance to the overall playoffs.

Through 2018, Missouri teams have compiled a 635-750 record at HSNCT.

NSC

23 Missouri schools have made a total of 54 appearances at NSC, including 11 appearances by B teams and 2 appearances by C teams. Missouri's best finish at NSC was in 2013, when Ladue went 18-1 and earned the first pyramidal national championship by a team from Missouri. In addition to Ladue's five playoff appearances, North Kansas City had top 10 finishes in 1999 and 2008, and Washington advanced to the playoff tier in 2017.

14 teams from 9 Missouri schools attended the 2012 NSC at Washington University in St. Louis, the only pyramidal high school national championship ever hosted in Missouri.

Through 2018, Missouri teams have compiled a 271-506 record at NSC. (These counts do not include any games from North Kansas City's 6th place finish in 1999, as those records have apparently been lost.)

Charlie Dees was the top scorer in the 2008 NSC preliminary rounds with 210 points per game.

SSNCT

23 Missouri "Traditional Public" schools have made a total of 44 appearances at SSNCT, including two appearances by B teams. Hallsville won the inaugural national title with a 15-1 record in 2014, finished second in 2015, and has earned Missouri's best finish at each SSNCT to date. Richland was one of only six teams to finish the preliminary rounds undefeated in 2015, but ultimately finished tied for 11th. Other Missouri teams to advance to the playoffs (in order of each school's best finish) include Moberly, Louisiana (twice), Pilot Grove (twice), Orchard Farm (twice), Mound City (twice), Centralia (twice), Gainesville (twice), Hermann, Lathrop, Pleasant Hill, and Tuscumbia.

3 Missouri schools have participated in the Charter and Private/Open division of SSNCT. St. Pius X has attended both tournaments to date, advancing to the playoffs and finishing tied for ninth in 2017.

Through 2018, Missouri teams have compiled a record of 260-233 in the traditional division of SSNCT and a 16-25 record in the Charter and Private/Open division.

Michael Powers of Louisiana was the top scorer in the preliminary rounds of the 2018 SSNCT Traditional Public division with 105.60 points per 20 tossups heard. Samuel Lockwood of Hallsville was second with 104.59 PP20TUH, and was the only player to exceed 100 points per 20 tossups heard over the entire tournament.

NASAT

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance has sponsored a team from Missouri at every NASAT to date. Missouri's best finish was in 2013, when a team consisting of Jialin Ding, Max Schindler, Haohang Xu, and Ben Zhang (all from Ladue) defeated Texas in a 1 game final to win Missouri's first ever all-star national title.

Through 2018, Team Missouri A has compiled a record of 68-66 in full games at NASAT. Team Missouri B first attended NASAT in 2017 and has compiled a record of 12-17.

Max Schindler was the top scorer in the 2012 NASAT preliminary rounds with 70.42 points per game, and in the 2013 NASAT prelims with 69.58 points per game.

Finals Appearances

Prior to Ladue's appearance in the 2013 HSNCT finals, no Missouri team had ever advanced to a pyramidal high school national championship final. From 2013 HSNCT to 2014 SSNCT, Missouri teams made four consecutive appearances in the finals of the four pyramidal high school quizbowl championships (Ladue at 2013 HSNCT and 2013 NSC, Team Missouri (Ladue) at 2013 NASAT, and Hallsville at 2014 SSNCT), winning the last three.

Hallsville was disadvantaged to Harmony Science North Austin in the 2015 SSNCT finals and lost the first game 450-375 to finish in second place. Hallsville's only other loss in the tournament was another close 410-380 loss to Harmony on the last tossup of the last winner's bracket game.