FAIRBORN — When members of the Northmont Academic Challenge team graduated last year, people in the quiz bowl community thought Northmont wouldn’t be a strong force for the 2015-16 school year.
The Wright State Fall tournament featured eight teams from southwest Ohio, including state ranked (No. 2) Dublin Scioto. Northmont posted a perfect 7-0 record in prelims, including a win over Dublin Scioto. In the playoffs, the team defeated St. Charles, Tippecanoe and Dublin Scioto to win the tournament.
The Northmont team featured two of the four varsity players due to band and ACT commitments and three new JV players without tournament experience. This win qualifies the team for OAC regionals and PACE Nationals in Chicago in June.