White Station

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White Station Spartans
Memphis, TN
Coaches Doug Insch
State Championships 2022
National Appearances HSNCT: 2014, 2017-2022
PACE NSC: 2022
Program Status Active
School Size 1851
NAQT Page link

White Station High School is a public high school in Memphis, Tennessee. It competes in both the local WREG Knowledge Bowl TV tournament and the larger quiz bowl circuit in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.


Early 2000s

White Station had a long tradition of Knowledge Bowl success and sporadic attendance at other tournaments in the Mid-South region. A White Station team placed 2nd at Vanderbilt's 1994 ABC. Later editions of the team included a 3rd place finish at the 2003 University of Memphis Tiger Academic Classic and a 1st place finish at the 2004 AKT at Munford over rival Lausanne. The only known expedition out of the Memphis area at this time was to the 30th ABC at Vanderbilt in 2005.

Late 2000s

An alleged on-air curse resulted in disqualification from the Knowledge Bowl TV tournament for a year sometime in the late 2000s.

Early 2010s

New coaches as well as a commitment to travel helped lead to a revival of interest in reaching beyond Knowledge Bowl for competitions. Led by Zach Billett, White Station recorded the highest national finish by a West TN team at nationals at the 2014 HSNCT and reached 130th in the 2013-14 HSQBRank along with winning the 2013-2014 Knowledge Bowl TV tournament. White Station has also hosted the first pyramidal tournaments in West TN in nearly a decade with one usually taking place in the Fall and another in the Spring. Towards the end of 2014, the team went into a period of inactivity.

2017 to Present

The White Station team started back up in 2017, competing in that year's 2017 HSNCT. The team continued to compete at the 2018 HSNCT and 2019 HSNCT, missing playoffs at all three appearances. White Station became a strong national contender in 2022 with a team made up of Raj Gosain, Abhinay Lingareddy, Noel Madapatu, and Shawn Meng. The team placed 24th at the 2022 HSNCT and 33rd at the 2022 NSC, White Station's first-ever appearance at the NSC.

Knowledge Bowl Results

  • Champion (2003)
  • Runner-Up (2004)
  • Champion (2005)
  • Champion (2006)
  • Champion (2014)
  • Runner-Up (2015)

Notable Alumni