Interview Thursdays Ep. 4 – GDS A

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Shawn from Groger Ranks interviews Matthew Siff, Nathaniel Rosenberg, Arthur Delot-Vilain, and Alex Moon from Georgetown Day School in Washington DC. We discuss their aggressive buzzing strategy, the status of the very competitive DC circuit, their tournament plans, and more. https://soundcloud.com/groger-ranks/interview-thursdays-episode-4-gds

Interview Thursdays Ep. 3 – Wayzata A

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Arjun, Dylan, and Katherine from Groger Ranks interview Arul Belhe, Brian Lin, Bryanna Shao, Cece Shao, and Ben Weiner from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN. We discuss their travel plans, their attendance at college-level tournaments, and their strategy to make up for the loss of top-tier science specialist … Continue reading Interview Thursdays Ep. 3 – Wayzata A

Interview Thursdays Ep. 2 – Phillips Academy A

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Dylan and Katherine from Groger Ranks talk to Karsten Rynearson, Vincent Fan, and Irura Nyiha of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Find out about how an already strong program has been performing with the transfer of top-tier generalist Karsten as well as their high aspirations for nationals. https://soundcloud.com/groger-ranks/interview-with-phillips-a

Interview Thursdays Ep. 1 – Westview A

Groger Ranks is pleased to launch our latest project. As a complement to our normal rankings and the analysis articles we collect from members of the high school quizbowl community, we are launching Interview Thursdays! On Thursdays, we will publish short interviews with high school teams about their teams, circuits, studying tips, and more! Quizbowl … Continue reading Interview Thursdays Ep. 1 – Westview A

The Methodology of Calculating Groger Ranks

The following article was a contribution of Groger Ranks member Steven Liu. Groger Ranks has been around for a little over a year now, and we've made a lot of big strides since we started. This year, I'm hoping to provide better, clearer documentation of our ranking methodology. In addition, we're making our major changes … Continue reading The Methodology of Calculating Groger Ranks

Powered Points Tournament III Writeup

The following article was a guest contribution by Shahar Schwartz. Lots of questions were still in the air going into PPT, the first competition of the year in SoCal. Westview and Del Norte would both try to double qualify while Santa Monica and Arcadia would fight to stay in contention. There's a lot to unpack … Continue reading Powered Points Tournament III Writeup

Earlybird Writeup

The following article was a guest contribution by Thomas Mercurio, Zach Roseman, Jonathan Lau, Dylan Bowman, and Roxanne Tang. The Illinois quiz bowl season kicked off on Saturday, September 28, with the annual Earlybird tournament at the University of Illinois. University of Illinois Lab capped off a dominant day by beating Stevenson twice by 90 … Continue reading Earlybird Writeup