Academic Challenge Program for Students
Northeast Service Cooperative is proud to host Knowledge Bowl at our office in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. This academic program gives students across Northern Minnesota an opportunity to compete throughout the school year. The top teams in our school districts get a chance to go on and compete at regions.
Elementary Knowledge Bowl
An Elementary Knowledge Bowl team consists of six team members that compete during all the rounds, with one person appointed spokesperson. The season runs October to November with teams attending three meets. Top teams advance to a region tournament in November. Elementary meet consists of one written round and three oral rounds. At the region competition, tie-breaker questions are used. Power ranking is the method of scoring.
Junior High Knowledge Bowl / Junior Varsity Knowledge Bowl
A Junior High Knowledge Bowl team consists of six team members. Only five members compete during the oral rounds. One member of each team is appointed spokesperson. The season runs October through November. Teams attend three meets, and the top teams advance to a region tournament held in November. Regular season junior high meets consist of one written round and three oral rounds. At the region competition, four oral rounds are used, along with tie-breaker questions.
Senior High Knowledge Bowl
A Senior High Knowledge Bowl team consists of five team members with four competing during oral rounds. One member of each team is appointed spokesperson. The season runs January through March. Teams attend three meets (typically one meet per month), and the top teams in each of our two tiers advance to region tournaments held in March. Six regional winners (three in each tier) advance to the state competition in April. Regular season senior high meet consists of one written round and four oral rounds. At the region and state competitions, five oral rounds are used, along with tie-breaker questions. A Strength of Scoring power ranking is the method of scoring used in our region.
Congratulations to the 2023 State Knowledge Bowl Teams!
Knowledge Bowl Schedules:
Elementary, Junior High and Junior Varsity Teams attend three meets. Senior High teams attend three meets, one meet per grouping.
All competitions are power ranked and are held at:
Northeast Service Cooperative
5525 Emerald Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768