August 17, 1998

My academic quiz competitions career

One of my main hobbies for the past four years has been what has been called academic quiz competitions. I have been most fortunate to be a part of two of the premier programs in the world the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. I have been blessed with a great deal of success in my career, earning all star commendations at least five times, and gaining national renown for my question writing prowess. I have also codified my philosophy to writing questions in the SZCZicago Manual of Style, my guide to writing academic quiz competition questions.

Here is the list of intercollegiate tournaments that I have participated in as a player: the tournament (name and year), the team I played on, any additional roles for my team (editor, captain, question writer, etc.), and any all star commendations I've earned.

1. 6th Annual Elvis Aaron Presley Memorial (?) Tournament, University of Wisconsin, 1994; Michigan B; writer, editor, co captain

2. Black Swamp Invitational Tournament, Bowling Green State University, 1994; Michigan Wolverines; writer, editor, captain

3. Cindy Lou Who Tournament, University of Illinois-Urbana-Campaign, 1994; Michigan A

4. MLK Weekend Region 7 Scrimmage, University of Michigan, 1995; Michigan Cletus; captain

5. Penn Bowl 5, University of Pennsylvania, 1995; Michigan Dexy's Midnight Runners; writer, editor, captain

6. ACF Regionals, University of Chicago, 1995; Michigan Sherlock Hemlock; writer, captain

7. ACF Nationals, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Michigan "C" (People's Front of Judea); writer, captain

8. Black Swamp Invitational Tournament, Bowling Green State University, 1995; Michigan Judean People's Front; writer, editor, captain, All-Star (4th leading scorer)

9. 1st Annual Buzz-a-Rama, Michigan State University, 1995; Michigan Kent Brockman

10. 2nd Annual Big Red Royal Rumble, Cornell University, 1995; writer, captain, All-Star (5th leading scorer)

11. Harvard T-Party, Harvard University, 1995; writer, editor, captain

12. Penn Bowl 6, University of Pennsylvania, 1996; Michigan Q; writer, editor, captain

13. ACF Regionals, University of Michigan, 1996; Michigan John Warner; writer (played 5 games)

14. Bronco Invitational, Western Michigan University, 1996; Michigan Authentic Szczepanczyks (accept no substitutes); writer, editor, captain, namesake of Michigan's 3 teams, All-Star (3rd leading scorer)

15. 1st Annual Ann B. Davis Pop Culture Fest, University of Michigan, 1996; A Fistful of Szcz; writer, captain, All Star? (I think; does anyone have records to verify this?)

16. ACF Nationals, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1996; Michigan IV; writer, editor, captain

17. NAQT Sectionals, University of Michigan, 1996; Chicago A

18. Michigan Martin Luther King Memorial Tournament, 1997; Chicago A; writer, co captain

19. NAQT Nationals, University of Pennsylvania, 1997; Chicago B

20. 2nd Annual Ann B. Davis Pop Culture Fest; The Screaming Iguanas of Love; writer, captain, All-Star (10th leading scorer)

21. On Beyond Zebra, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1997; Chicago Lord Palmerston; writer, editor, captain

22. 3rd Annual Minnesota Deep Bench Tournament, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 1997; Chicago B and Chicago 1st Singles player

23. Terrapin Invitational Tournament, University of Maryland College Park, 1997; I'll Show You Chicago

24. NAQT Big Ten Conference Championship, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1997; Chicago Weak

25. NAQT Great Lakes Sectionals, Western Michigan University, 1998; Chicago A

26. 3rd Annual Ann B. Davis Smiletime Pop Culture Tournament, University of Michigan, 1998; writer, captain; Peter Haimon (I think)

27. NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, Vanderbilt University, 1998; Chicago A, finished Second Place! :-) 28. ACF National Championship Tournament, University of Maryland College Park, 1998; Chicago B, captain, writer

29. Knowlton Cup One-on-One tournament, University of Michigan, 1998; me myself and I, writer, participant.

30. Zed Tournament, University of Chicago, 1998; captain, participant, All-Star; Mousebat, Follicle, Goosecreature, Ampersand, Spong, Wapcaplet, Looseliver, Vendetta, and Prang.

31. Chacko Cup One-on-One tournament, University of Michigan, 1999; me myself and I again, writer, participant.

32. The Burns One-on-One Tournament for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Popular Culture, University of Michigan, 1999; me myself and I again, writer, participant.

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