No Question About It...Back-To-Back Champions Congratulations to the Lausanne Knowledge Bowl team who, for the second year in a row, are the city of Memphis Knowledge Bowl champions.

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Reece Economides '17, Ara Hanissian '17, Sam Hori '18, Rishab Jain '17 and Jonathan Kagoo '18 defeated the Owls of Memphis University School, 420-290, and won the Knowledge Bowl Grand Championship for the second year in a row.

The match was close when the first round ended with our Lynx holding on to only a five point lead. As the second round began, our team took off and never looked back. The categories during the competition come from all academic subjects, with the last round focused on current events. Despite being the city-wide defending champions, the team didn't let that pressure phase them at all this season. Each match the team continued to impress and show why our environment of process-based learning allows our students opportunities to succeed.

"The International Baccalaureate requires our students to explore, analyze and synthesize concepts at an extremely high level," said team coach and Upper School Math Department Head John Brewster. "To be successful, they must have the breadth and depth of core content knowledge. We're fortunate to be at a school where students can achieve both."

This is not new territory for the Lausanne Knowledge Bowl students. Over the past four years, the team has made it to the semifinals three times and been crowned champions in both 2013, 2016 and now, 2017.

The Lynx were led by the seniors, Rishab, Ara and Reece, all four year veterans of the team.

"It's good to see our hard work finally come to fruition," said team captain Rishab Jain. "Seeing the support of the faculty and student body for Knowledge Bowl, combined with all of the work in-and-out of our classes to get here, makes it even better."

The final buzzer sounded and The Lausanne Collegiate School Knowledge Bowl team was the repeat champion, no question about it.

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