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Ankeny Sweeps Quiz Bowl Tournament

AHS varsity quiz bowl team

Ankeny High School varsity quiz bowl team: Isaac Whittemore,

Sam Wu, Jackson Porter, Kieran McCormick, Colton Pilch,

coach Nathan Coombes, and Nate Greiner.

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AHS JV quiz bowl team

Ankeny High School JV quiz bowl team: Logan Johnson,

Zane Eason, Wyatt Eason, Brenna Johnson, Tyler Campbell,

and coach Nathan Coombes.

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Southview quiz bowl team

Southview eighth grade quiz bowl team: Griffin Gade,

Philip Na, Ethan Thomas, Emily Byrnes, and

coach Nathan Coombes.

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ANKENY, Iowa (February 19, 2018) - Ankeny swept the Ankeny Quiz Bowl Tournament, winning all three divisions, out of 32 teams in the Ankeny tournament on February 17. 


The varsity team defeated Creighton Prep from Omaha, Nebraska in the semifinals and Waukee in the finals to improve their record to 38-7 this season.


The JV team defeated Valley in the semifinals and Central Academy of Des Moines in the finals to win the championship. 


The eighth grade Southview quiz bowl team also won their division at the tournament.


"I am very pleased in the progress we have made in developing one of the top academic programs in all of the midwest," said Nathan Coombes, Ankeny Quiz Bowl coach.  "The program has won five state championships in three divisions in the past four years."