Posted: March 2, 2017

Camas High School traveled on Monday, February 27, to Longview Community College to compete in the SW Washington Regional Knowledge Bowl Tournament. It was an auspicious day for Camas Knowledge Bowl. Here are the results:

Varsity — At the SW WA Regional Varsity Tournament held this past Monday, Camas had five teams compete in the 4A division tourney of nine total teams. Congratulations to Camas Varsity #1 who took home top honors in the tourney, earning first place and a trip to the state tournament, which will be held on Sat., March 18, at Arlington High School.

Varsity #1 is anchored by seniors Jason Kim, Chemay Shola, and Calvin Taylor; juniors Noah Thompson and Jesse Lester. Bravo!

Camas Varsity #2 took second place. This team is composed of seniors Shannon Wells-Moran, Krishnan Nair, Anish Prasad, and Vincent Wu; junior Daniel Fan; and sophomore Rahul Ram. Had this been the old state berth system of not limiting each school to one state qualifier, these kids would have also earned a trip to the state, but new changes prohibit their advancing.

Let’s wish Camas #1 the best of luck as they seek to repeat a trip to the championship afternoon round where they would have a chance to compete for some more hardware for the trophy case, continuing a seven-year streak whereby CHS K-Bowl teams have done so (finishing 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 3rd at the state meet over the last seven years).

JV Tourney — With 42 JV teams competing from 27 schools all across ESD 112, the nine highest scoring JV teams over our four regular season meets are invited to compete in the JV Invitational Tourney, which was also held this past Monday in Longview. This year, Camas HS K-Bowl qualified five of our seven teams, claiming five of the team spots in this nine-team JV tourney.

Two of our Camas teams brought home trophies, earning a 2nd and a 3rd place. That makes them the second and third best JV teams out of all 42 in ESD 112. The other teams finished 4th, 6th, and 8th. The 2nd place trophy went home with JV#4. They are made up of Sam Walters, Issac Duquette, Addison Gonzalez, Jordan Chase, Junha Lee, and Jaden Kim. JV# 1, the team that took home the 3rd place trophy, is comprised of Jesse Kim, Maia Kawamura, Jason Liu, Christopher Xia, and Yun Ma.

The teams now move on to state competition. An awards dessert banquet will be held Tuesday, March 28, in the North Commons, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.