Region 9 Rocks State Competition 2019

Despite Winter Storm Wesley, all five teams from Region 9 that earned their way to the state Knowledge Bowl competition safely made it to Cragun’s Resort. The state competition was held April 10-11.

Three of the five teams brought home trophies. In A Division, both Minnesota Valley Lutheran teams earned the highest scores on the written test. MVL Black held steady in room one all day earning first place with a total of 129.5 points.

In AA Division, Mankato West had the second highest written test scores and earned third place with a total of 129.5 points. New Ulm needed only half a point more to earn a trophy but still came home with the Heritage Spirit Award trophy.

Congratulations teams!
AA Division teams 
Mankato West: Lucas Guo, Hans Rupnow, Austin Herold, Afnaan Hashmi Coaches:  Aaron Miller and Micah Degner 
New Ulm: Max Gieseke, Emma Maday, Jacob Hanson, Peter Spengler Coaches: Rob Bute Matt Nelson

A Division teams
Minnesota Valley Lutheran Black:  Kincaid Diersen, Jonah Kramer, Marshall Mohror Stephanie Dose 
Minnesota Valley Lutheran Gold:  Mark Spengler, Grace Peterson, Johanna Stelljes, Beth Albrecht, Peter Smith
Coach: Heath Dobberpuhl
Fairmont: Eric Head, Campbell Krusemark, Zi Yong, Amaya Komaragiri 
Coach: Todd Segar

Mankato West 3rd Place  AA DivisionMVL Black 1st Place A DivisionNew Ulm Heritage Spirit Award Winners