Rutgers

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Rutgers (New Brunswick)
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Location:
New Brunswick, NJ
Current President or Coach Emmett Laurie
National championships None

Rutgers typically refers to the quizbowl program at Rutgers New Brunswick in New Jersey. It should not be confused with the program at Rutgers Newark or Rutgers-Camden.

History

The top teams at Rutgers centered around Kevin Costello, who graduated in 2007, Jason Keller, who graduated in 2008, and Sam Braunfeld, who completed his PhD in 2018. The team finished 7th at the 2007 ICT and placed 18th at the 2008 ICT, with Keller finishing 2nd in individual scoring. At the 2008 ACF Nationals, the team finished with a 6-6 record in the Middle Bracket. The team came in 23rd out of 34 at the 2014 ACF Nationals, 26th out of 48 in 2015, 20th out of 48 in 2017, and 31st out 47 in 2018. A team composed of Braunfeld, Joelle Smart, David Song, and Anton Maliev swept the Maryland site of the 2016 MLK tournament, beating out Princeton and Virginia A. Smart, Emmett Laurie, Song, and Maliev also came 2nd at the 2018 EFT Yale site, losing in the final to Amherst A.

As of 2016, the team has resumed hosting the Scarlet Knight Invitational Tournament for high schoolers.

Former members include Harrison Hsu and Isabel Juniewicz.

Tournaments Hosted

Rutgers has occasionally hosted ACF and NAQT tournaments, as well as trash tournaments like the Molly Pitcher Service Area Open.