Our Scholar’s Bowl team capped off their perfect season with the perfect ending, a State Championship. The varsity team, made up of Ethan MacKenzie (FR), Hannah Ternes (SO), Rahul Madhaven (JR), Conner Schupbach (JR), Satvik Kolla (SR), Tyler MacKenzie (SR), traveled to Russell last Saturday to participate in the tournament. They were dominant through the pool play, going 5-0 and before winning the championship round, giving them their 7th consecutive state title. It also gave them a state-best 19th championship title.
Collegiate’s dominance goes deeper than their perfect 11-0 tournament season. During the season the Spartans had a 63 match winning streak and with a program match record of 101-4. They outscored opponents 10,290 to 2,490 over the course of the season. Numbers like this are practically unheard of in the Scholars Bowl world. But our team is so much more than just the numbers.
“The kids in this program work so hard to give back,” Collegiate coach Peter DeVries said. “They hosted four on-site tournaments and helped at a fifth (co-hosted by Wichita East).
“The program began the year by hosting a training event designed exclusively for new coaches and young teams. We want schools of all sizes state-wide to have quality programs and great competition opportunities.”
Senior Tyler MacKenzie has been a four year starter for the Spartans, earning four Regional Championships and four State Championships. With a post-season record of 81-3 and having scored 2,055 total points, he will be missed next year. Fellow senior Satvik Kolla joined us his junior year and made fast waves, finishing his senior season with 305 points and 10 of 13 on interruptions, the highest on our championship team.
While we will miss these two graduating seniors, we are excited about the strong team left to make a run for the 8th consecutive title next year. This year’s Varsity B, JV, and Novice teams collectively won 6 Tournament Championships and two Runner-Ups. With 28 team members participating this year (6 seniors, 7 juniors, 5 sophomores, 11 freshmen), we know the future is bright for the Spartan Scholars Bowl program.
Read more in an article Scott Paske from KSHSAACovered wrote about our Scholar's Bowl team!