Ryan Martin '19 has been invited to participate in the 2019 Individual Player National Championship Tournament outside Chicago, Illinois, in April. He is the first Georgetown Prep student to attend.
Though quiz bowl is usually a team event, National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC (NAQT) created the Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) in 2018 to allow individual players to participate. Ryan was invited by NAQT to attend because of his individual record at local tournaments.
"Just a few years ago, Ryan was a sophomore making up a chemistry quiz after school while the Quiz Bowl team was practicing," says Ms. Joanna Scimeca, faculty member and Quiz Bowl moderator. "He kept calling out all the answers from the back - and he's been at every practice since."
The 2019 IPNCT will be held at in Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday, April 7. Best of luck, Ryan!