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Area Quiz Bowls

Northwest Iowa Area & other Quiz Bowls

Host School/Location
Contact Information
Bishop Garrigan
Oct Ankeny      
Unity Christian
Orange City
Nov Algona HS Kayla Jacobson
Nov 2008 Siouxper Bowl quiz bowl
University of Sioux
The top teams at this tournament qualify for the 2008 NAQT HS National Championship held in Chicago. Full information is available at:
e-mail R. Robert Hentzel or call 952.888.2277
MOC-Floyd Valley
Orange City
First Saturday in December
Spirit Lake
Second Saturday in December
South O’Brien

Mary Helfter,
Box 638, Paullina, IA

1 JV, 1V
Jan Bishop Heelan
Sioux City

Christy Osborn

January North Kossuth Brooks Walter
Cornbelt Conf
West Bend-Mallard
Ken Zevenbergen
Feb North High
Sioux City
Charles Hoberg
Sioux City North High School
  Click here for more information
War Eagle Conf
at W Sioux in Hawarden
March Algona Middle School Quiz Bowl Twila Wichtendahl
May NAQT Iowa State Championship

Scott Michael Nystrom


Quiz Bowl Coaches: If there is incorrect information posted on this page, or if you prefer to not be listed, or you have something to add, please let me know at

Area Quiz Bowl Coaches

School Name email

Lisa Cassens
Mindi Spear

Armstrong-Ringsted David Mischke (JH)




Karen Folkers (HS)

Bishop Garrigan, Algona David M. Burrow
Bishop Heelan, Sioux City

Dr. Erica Larson
Boyden-Hull Kent Zevenbergen
Central Lyon John McDonald
Cherokee Amy Fowler
Emmetsburg Matt Stein
Gehlen Catholic Mike Meyer
Harris-Lake Park Tracy Anderson
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Jim Thomas


Terry Putnam

Hinton Katherine Hunter
Lawton-Bronson David Law
LeMars Jakki Gamble
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Kelli Langel
MOC-Floyd Valley Marlene De Zeeuw
North Kossuth Brooks Walter
North Union Kristy Allison
Odebolt Arthur – Battle Creek
Ida Grove
Janet Christensen
Remsen St Mary’s Paul Mugge

Ridge View Patty Wheeler
Schaller-Crestland Dale Tokheim
Sergeant Bluff-Luton Bret Rowse
Sioux Center Rhonda Huisman
No QB team 08-09 due to budget cuts,
Sioux Central Kari Schmidt
South O’Brien Mary Helfter
Spirit Lake Roland Schmidt
Storm Lake St Mary’s Dr. Erica Larson
Unity Christian, Orange City Trevor Mouw
West Bend-Mallard Carlene Heschke




Phil Sorensen

West Sioux Tom Dorhout
Western Christian
Woodbury Central Connie Bates

Online Resources for Quiz Bowl Practice


  • National Academic Quiz Tournaments Click on Sample Questions link. There are several “packets” of questions. Click on You Gotta Know link. This is a great reference of categories that lists answers judged to be most valuable to know for quiz bowl.
  • Quiz Bowl Club, Stanford University Click on Question Archive. There are over 50 tournament packets for you to study.
  • Knowledge Master Weekly Quiz Quizzes are arranged by topic. Read the questions and click on the number for the answer. There are about 60 categories to choose from. Each category has at least 10 questions.

Other Resources

Triple Q Questions:

  • P.O.Box 305
  • Vienna, IL 62995-0305
  • Local: (618) 658-2415
  • Toll Free: (888) 461-7572
  • Fax: (618) 658-2415

Questions Unlimited:


  • Saturday January 10, 2009 Preliminary Tournament at Morningside College, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Wednesday January 14, 2009 first round matches taped at KTIV, 1-4pm
  • Wednesday January 28, 2009 first round matches taped at KTIV, 1-4pm
  • Wednesday February 11, 2009 first round and one quarter final match at KTIV, 1-4pm
  • Wednesday March 18, 2009 quarter final matches taped at KTIV, 1-4pm
  • Wednesday April 15, 2009 semi final and final rounds taped at KTIV, 1-4pm