Walnut Hills

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Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, OH
Coaches Scott K. Grunder
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
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Walnut Hills High School is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


The Illustrious Walnut Hills Quiz Team was founded around 1985. In the early 1990s, new history teacher Scott K. Grunder became coach. After wandering in the OAC wilderness for many years, Walnut Hills attended their first NAQT event in 2005, coming in second place at the Tippecanoe Academic Challenge to DCC. Since then, Walnut has competed occasionally on the Ohio circuit, frequently placing well at nearby events but not traveling as far or as frequently as other teams. Despite historic difficulties in OAC, where it has lost two finals games, Walnut won the 2009 NAQT Ohio State Tournament and finished 4th in 2010. Walnut has attended the HSNCT every year since 2006, going 5-5, for 70th place, in 2006, and 7-3 and finishing tied for 13th in 2007, 6-4 and finishing tied for 42nd in 2008, going 7-3 and ending up tied for 17th place in 2009. In 2010, they went 6-4 and tied for 27th place, following a last question loss to LASA B in the playoffs.

Current Roster

  • Joe Nutter (co-captain) - Senior
  • Ashwin Kumar (co-captain) - Sophomore
  • Sarah Adams - Sophomore
  • James Avant IV - Senior
  • Sarah Berman - Senior
  • Ben Brandicourt - Junior
  • Stuart Johnson - Sophomore
  • Olivia Kappers - Sophomore
  • Josh Mansfield - Junior
  • Jack McCann - Sophomore
  • John McCormick - Sophomore
  • Anna Mendlein - Junior
  • Cosmo Philpott - Sophomore
  • Alex Reblando - Freshman
  • Matthew Roth - Sophomore
  • Will Schweller - Sophomore
  • Matt Verbryke - Senior
  • Kaelyn Willingham - Junior

Notable Alumni