R. Robert Hentzel

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R. Robert Hentzel
Hentzel giving a trophy to Sarah Hooper
Noted subjects Computer Literacy
Current college None
Past colleges Iowa State (1993-1997)
High school Ames
Stats HDWhite • NAQT

R. Robert Hentzel is the former chief technical officer, president, and chief editor of NAQT. Hentzel is an alumnus of Iowa State University, and his playing career also includes a number of appearances in west coast tournaments, playing on masters teams. At some point in his extensive career he seems to have won a tournament playing solo. Other notable playing achievements include winning the 2000 and 2002 Chicago Opens and being considered among the best players ever. He also won the 2006 Carper Award and the 2010 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award. Hentzel was heavily involved with the Minnesota quizbowl circuit and ran many tournaments in the area before his retirement in 2022.

Carper Award
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Charlie Steinhice
Andrew Yaphe
Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Eric Huff
Matt Weiner