Quiz Bowl Team Wins LAAC Regional, Advances to Defend State Title

Posted March 16, 2016 / Last updated March 17, 2016

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Varsity Quiz Bowl coach Ron Rossi moderates the match between Jesuit and Brother Martin.

Jesuit’s Varsity Quiz Bowl team went undefeated to win the LAAC Regional Division 1 championship against Brother Martin on Thursday, Feb. 26. The team will now attempt to win Jesuit’s eighth consecutive state title.

With this win the team of senior Andrew Cerise, senior D.J. Ogbamah, sophomore Eddie Redmann, sophomore Caleb Rogers and senior captain Anthony Stoner proceed to the state playoffs on Saturday, March 19, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

The LAAC, the state’s official quiz bowl organization, has existed since 1990. In that time, Jesuit’s Quiz Bowl team has won the Division I State Championship 15 times and Overall State Championship 7 times. The team is coached by Mr. Ron Rossi.

In preparation for the state round, the quiz bowl team practices with other team members and with a faculty team during lunch in Mr. Rossi’s classroom.