Canyon Crest takes 5th place, 2nd JV in Quizbowl Nationals

Canyon Crest Academy A team

A team from Canyon Crest Academy placed 5th at the National Scholastic Championship (NSC) held June 2 - 3. NSC was held in Reston, Virginia at the Hyatt Regency Reston, and was run by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE). A second team from Canyon Crest placed 31st at NSC, taking 2nd place among junior varsity teams of freshmen and sophomores. Canyon Crest quizbowlers competed in a field of 96 high school teams from around the country.

Canyon Crest A team won its preliminary pool 7-0, and in the first and second rounds of the playoffs went 5-0 and 3-4, respectively. Combined statistics for all rounds of NSC are available at

Canyon Crest’s A team was comprised of seniors Jeffrey Qiu, Daniel Wang and Boopala Arul, and junior Alan Zhu. Canyon Crest’s B team was comprised of sophomores Raymond Song, Wesley Zhang, Shreyank Kadadi and Jonathan Hsieh.

Quizbowl is an academic competition played between two teams of up to four active players. Players “buzz in” on questions, which cover a wide range of academic topics including literature, history, science and the arts.

Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE), founded in 1996 by a volunteer group of players and coaches, has been promoting high school quizbowl for nearly 20 years. In addition to running the annual National Scholastic Championship, PACE recognizes high-quality local tournaments and sponsors the Quizbowl Resource Center, a hub for tournaments, question sets and discussion.

For more information on PACE, please visit

Quizbowl B
Canyon Crest Academy B team Courtesy

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