Normal (Metcalf)

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Metcalf Wildcats
Normal, Illinois
Coaches Christine Mitchell
State Championships 2001, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2017 IESA
National Appearances none
Program Status Active
School Size 96
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Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School is a private middle school in Normal, Illinois on the campus of Illinois State University. For over 20 years, Metcalf is among the most successful middle school quiz bowl programs in Bloomington-Normal & Illinois with the team making 14 trips to the IESA State tournament since 1999 competing in Class A.

Metcalf has claimed various records over the years including - first 3-time, 4-time, 5-time state champions. In 2019, Daniel Wright eclipsed Metcalf for the record for most state titles in either class when it earned its 6th.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • IESA State Tournament (1st Place): 2017-1A, 2012-1A, 2010-1A, 2006-1A, 2001-1A
  • IESA State Tournament (2nd Place): 2015-1A, 2014-1A, 2007-1A
  • IESA State Tournament (3rd Place): 2023-1A
  • IESA State Tournament (4th Place): 2002-1A, 2004-1A
  • IESA Sectional titles: (14) 2023-1A, 2018-1A, 2017-1A, 2016-1A, 2015-1A, 2014-1A, 2012-1A, 2010-1A, 2007-1A, 2006-1A, 2004-1A, 2002-1A, 2001-1A, 1999-1A