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Hawk Quiz Bowl Teams Finish Third at State

 middle school team
The Southview Middle School eighth grade team finished third at the Iowa Quiz Bowl League state competition.
Left to right back row:  Amy Akers, Quiz Bowl team coach; Jake Staab; Jackson Porter; Sam Belding; Sam Wu; Luke Lilienthal; Nathan Greiner; Nathan Coombes, Quiz Bowl team coach.
Front row:  Jae Swanepoel; Carter Tams. 
 
 high school team
The Ankeny High School team finished third at the Iowa Quiz Bowl League state competition.
Left to right:  Colton Pilch, freshman; Colton Lamers, sophomore; Kieran McCormick, freshman; Megan Dao, freshman; Nathan Coombes, Quiz Bowl team coach.  (View Larger)
 
ANKENY, Iowa (May 9, 2016) - The Southview Middle School eighth grade and Ankeny High School teams each finished third at the Iowa Quiz Bowl League state competition in Waukee.
 
The high school team finished the year with a record of 16-14.  The team includes: Colton Lamers, sophomore; Megan Dao, freshman; Colton Pilch, freshman; and Kieran McCormick, freshman.
 
McCormick was named to the All-State Iowa Quiz Bowl League, the only freshman from the state to earn that accomplishment. 
 
"It was a great season with lots of ups and downs," said Nathan Coombes, Quiz Bowl team coach. "The team is young and we look forward to future successes." 
 
The middle school team received their only loss of the season during the competition, but bounced back to take third place.
 
The eighth grade team includes Nathan Greiner, Sam Belding, Luke Lilienthal, Jae Swanepoel, Jake Staab, Sam Wu, Jackson Porter, and Carter Tams. 
 
"I'm proud of how the team bounced back after their only loss of the season," added Coombes. "These middle school students are answering college-level questions."