IDAHO QUIZ AND ACADEMIC TEAMS
Supporting Quiz Bowl in Idaho
Idaho Quiz and Academic Teams is dedicated to supporting and promoting quiz bowl across Idaho.
In addition to sponsoring some tournaments, we provide support and advice for teams wishing to start a quiz bowl team, run practice more efficiently, or host their own tournament.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
After arriving at Boise State University as a grad student, Colin founded and led the Boise State Quiz Bowl Club. As an Adjunct Professor in Mathematics at Boise State, he served as adviser of the club until founding Idaho Quiz and Academic Teams. Colin is also a member of Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE), a national quiz bowl nonprofit organization.
Olivia discovered quiz bowl her first semester at Boise State University and went on to be the school's club president for three years. She is now a senior double majoring in GIMM (Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology) and computer science but her favorite quiz bowl subjects are the humanities. Just don't ask her to keep Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson straight, it's a lost cause.
Director of Outreach
Nick is a senior at the University of Idaho majoring in international studies and history, with minors in German and political science. He cofounded Vandal Quiz Bowl in 2018 and formerly served as the president of the club.
MEMBERS OF IQAT
Ceclilia Cadei coaches the Treasure Valley Math & Science Center middle school science bowl team.
Michelle Carlson teaches middle school and high school at the North Idaho STEM Charter Academy.
Pat Carlson is the IT Manager at the North Idaho STEM Charter Academy.
Julie Ekhoff teaches high school science at Treasure Valley Math & Science Center, where she also coaches the quiz bowl team.
Darren Gabrielsen teaches high school math at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, where he coaches the science bowl team.
Eric Lenhart played quiz bowl at Rexburg High School, and is a recent graduate of BYU.
Avery Masiewicz is an officer for the Boise State University club.
Pushpa Math is the mother of two quiz bowl players at Centennial High School.
Mark McDonald is a recent graduate of BYU, where he is now attending grad school.
Spenser Mcgaughey is the quiz bowl club president at Boise State and played science bowl at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy.
Matt Mitchell is pursuing a physics PhD at Yale, and played quiz bowl at the University of Colorado and Treasure Valley Math & Science Center in the past.
Wyatt Naillon is an officer for the Boise State quiz bowl club, and played at Mackay High School.
Shasta Ockerberg is an officer for the Boise State quiz bowl club.
Ben Potter is the Brigham Young University club president, and played quiz bowl in high school at Grand Junction High School.
Brian Potter teaches English at Potlatch High School, where he also coaches cross country and Knowledge Bowl.
Luke Woods is the president of Vandal Quiz Bowl at the University of Idaho.