Photo by Bette McFarrenBack row, left to right: Rico Carale and Tyler Horiuchi; front row, left to right: Jordan Thomson, Sam Bartolo and Josh Knabenshue. Sam Bartolo is captain.
Sam Bartolo (Captain) Tyler Horiuchi Josh Knabenshue Jordan Thomson Rico Carale Kyle Hirakata
Bethann Traver (Captain) Emma Brown Kyle Schrock Cole Stanger Tobias Kersey Britt Wren
Kylie Krueger (Captain) Jai Patel Todd Redner Bethany Horiuchi Courtney Estrada
Josh Valencia (Captain) Tyler Lewis Mackenzie Turner Jill Wallace Kyla O’Neal Levi Collins
The top five Swink School Knowledge Bowl Team members have qualified for the Colorado State University, Pueblo Matchwits program, to be aired on Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System in January.
By Bette McFarren firstname.lastname@example.org Posted Nov. 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The top five Swink School Knowledge Bowl Team members have qualified for the Colorado State University, Pueblo Matchwits program, to be aired on Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System in January. To qualify, the team took an on-line test in which they all sat around the computer and fed in the answers they knew. The test lasted for 60 minutes, said faculty adviser Sherry Wallin. Of all the schools who competed the top 16 were selected to be in the Matchwits Tournament, which will be held Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at CSU in Pueblo. No distinctions are made among large and small schools. Swink's first competitor at 3:45 on Nov. 6 will be Fort Collins. Among the 16 qualifiers, Swink rated 11th and Fort Collins rated sixth. The rules and questions are different from those last year, said Wallin. There will be video questions, audio questions and head to head questions, along with the customary time limit group questions with the captain giving the answer, most correct in certain amount of time winning. A new twist is a deduction for ringing in early and getting the answer wrong. Wallin said they will be working on getting proficient with the new rules before Friday. The members of the competing team are Captain Sam Bartolo, Tyler Horiuchi, Josh Knabenshue, Jordan Thomson and (freshman) Rico Carale. The number of appearances depends on the winning of each match. The sponsors of Matchwits are CSU-Pueblo, Parkview Medical Center and Colorado Touchstone Energy Cooperative.