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Iowa City, IA
Current President or Coach Nathan Clack
National championships none
NAQT Page link

The University of Iowa is a public university located in Iowa City, Iowa. It attended tournaments, including ACF Nationals, pre-2008, but entered a period of little to no club activity until 2017. Cole Kitzman transferred from Iowa State to Iowa, and began the quiz bowl club again. In the first year after its creation, the club only held small practices.

With the arrival of Tony Cosimini and Ganon Evans, in 2018, the club rapidly grew and competed in local events. Iowa won the Truman State mirror of 2018 Penn Bowl and qualified that year for 2019 ICT and 2019 ACF Nationals, to which they drove to in Philadelphia.

The club regularly practices, attends and hosts tournaments, runs on-campus trivia nights, and creates end-of-the-semester community packets.


Iowa hosts the annual hybrid theme tournament, This Tournament Goes To 11 (TTGT11).

Current Players

Former Players

Results (2007-08)

  • Tartan Tussle II @ Macalester (Nov. 3, 2007): A team consisting of Ambika Athreya, Josh Modrick, Peter Montag, and Martin Whitman went 7-2. Martin Whitman was the 9th place individual scorer with 53.3 ppg. Overall stats:[1]
  • Sword Bowl Mirror @ Drake (February 2, 2008): Iowa A (Paul Drube) went 10-1, finishing in 2nd place after losing to Ezra Lyon in the finals. Iowa B (Dan Hogan, Wes Hottel, Josh Modrick, Peter Montag) finished 3-8 while Iowa C (Bryan Leppert, Miller Lu, Martin Whitman) finished 4-7. Paul Drube was the leading individual scorer with 118.3 ppg; Martin Whitman was the 10th place individual scorer (4th highest undergrad scorer) with 48.9 ppg. Preliminary stats: [2]
  • NAQT Sectionals @ Carleton (February 9, 2008): Iowa fielded a single DI team (Paul Drube, Nick Leifker, Peter Montag) and a single DII team (Ambika Athreya, Tom Brantseg, Dan Hogan, Josh Modrick, Martin Whitman). After a full-round round robin and bracket play, the DI squad was in second place with a record of 9-3. An advantaged final was then played against Carleton in which Iowa won two straight matches to claim the championship! In DII, Iowa went 9-2 in a full round robin to claim third place. Paul Drube was the third leading individual scorer in DI with 77.2 ppg while Tom Brantseg was the fourth leading individual scorer in DII with 43.4 ppg; both players received "all-star" awards. Both teams eventually earned invitations for Nationals in April. Stats: [3]
  • Carleton Undergraduate Tournament @ Carleton (March 8, 2008): Two teams of Iowa undergraduates partook in the festivities: Iowa A (Tom Brantseg, Bryan Leppert, Martin Whitman) and Iowa B (Dan Hogan, Josh Modrick, Peter Montag, Wes Hottel). After initial round-robins both teams landed in the top bracket, with Iowa A finishing in 6th place at 6-4 and Iowa B finishing in 7th place at 5-5. In the final match of the day, Iowa B narrowly defeated Iowa A, ruining Iowa A's chance at a possible third place finish. Results: [4]
  • NAQT Nationals @ Washington U. in St. Louis (April 11-12, 2008): Iowa fielded a single team in Division I (Paul Drube, Nick Leifker, Peter Montag) and a single team in Division II (Ambika Athreya, Tom Brantseg, Dan Hogan, Josh Modrick, Martin Whitman). The DI team went 5-2 in preliminary rounds and were placed in the second bracket. There they went 3-3, including a last-second win over Carleton and a last-second loss to Florida, finishing at 8-5 in a tie for 9th place. Paul Drube was the 6th leading scorer in the preliminary rounds. Although initially wait-listed for the tournament, the DII squad also went 5-2 in the preliminary rounds and were placed in the second bracket (after losing a tiebreaker with Cornell). They then went 2-4 in bracket play to finish at 7-6, tied for 12th place. Tom Brantseg was the 10th leading individual scorer for the preliminary rounds, and headed the entire field with 8 powers! Results: [5]

Both Iowa teams as they wait for the beginning of play at ICT '08:

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