Auburn competed at the IHSA Sectionals at Belvidere High School on Saturday, March 9. Auburn went undefeated to take their 18th straight win at sectionals. The team consisted of Captain Ethan Strombeck (12), Leif Verace (12), Lilly Chavez (12), Justin Abel (10), Luca Barba (11), Andy Granath (11) and Henry Thomas (11).
Auburn will be competing at the IHSA State Tournament in Peoria on 3/15.
Auburn competed at the NAQT State tournament this weekend at UIUC. They remained undefeated until the final round 12 where they lost to Steveson A. They went into a disadvantaged final with Stevenson where they were able to win the next two rounds to take 1st place. The team consisted of Captain Ethan Strombeck (12), Leif Verace (12), Lilly Chavez (12) and Justin Abel (10). Ethan also took top honors for the all-tournament team with the highest PPG of 139.
Scholastic Bowl team was also honored at the NAQT Illinois State Championship
tournament on Saturday 2/23/19, which was celebrating its’ 15th year.
Since Auburn first competed in 2008, they have taken home 7 first place
finishes. Stevenson, who took the 2nd place award, has won twice. Auburn was
able to add an 8th win by taking 1st place at the tournament on Saturday.
The NIC-10 conference frosh/soph tournament was held at Guilford on 2/20. Auburn took first place with a 4-0 record. The team included Justin Abel, Aiden Brinkmann, James Shields, Jap Gupta, Luis Angeles, Ashley Thammavong, Eduardo Rodriguez, Ayush Bhalavat, Nam Pham, Eddie Hoffman and Osaro Omozusi.
Justin took top honors and Aiden took 5th for the all-tournament team.
Auburn Quiz Bowl Teams Finish 1 – 2
Oct. 13 at Winnebago Novice Tourney