Ohio State Lima announces WBL Scholastic Bowl Tournament 2021 results
Nearly 100 high school students competed.
Defiance High School took home top honors in the varsity division and Shawnee High School the junior varsity division at the Western Buckeye League Scholastic Bowl Tournament held Fri., April 30, 2021, at The Ohio State University at Lima. Wapakoneta High School won the runner-up slot in the varsity division and St. Mary’s Memorial High School in the junior varsity division.
The winning varsity team from Defiance High School included Xavier Payne, Brandon Morgan, Andrew Sweeney, and Caden Hazelton. The team finished with an 7-2 record. The runner-up varsity team from Wapakoneta High School included Gavin Sutton, Nathan Doll, Makahla Schnarre, and Drew Pothast and also finished with a 7-2 record but lost in head-to-head competition with Defiance High School 9-7.
The winning JV team from Shawnee High School included Andrew Mckenzie, Ethan Delgado, and Shashank Chanomlu. The team finished with an 8-0 record. The runner-up JV team from St. Mary’s High School included Molly Sandberg, Hunter Clausing, and Savannah Slater.
St. Mary’s High School finished with a 7-1 record.
The Defiance High School coach is James Kerr. The Wapakoneta High School coach is Adam Friemering. The Shawnee High School coach is John Young. The St. Mary’s Memorial High School coach is Chad Doll.
A video announcing the winners is available here.
The WBL Scholastic Bowl All Tournament Team was chosen by the coaches and made up of one member from each school. The 2021 All Tournament Team members are Mason Meyer from Bath, Gage Seals from Celina, Brandon Morgan from Defiance, Cody Crates from Elida, Lily James from Kenton, Tyler Cantrell from Ottawa-Glandorf, Reed Malcolm from Shawnee, Kaden Brackman from St. Marys, Sophie Rutkowski from Van Wert and Gavin Sutton from Wapakoneta.
High school teams from around western Ohio went head-to-head in the round-robin scholastic bowl tournament. Varsity and junior varsity teams from Bath (Daniel Grime), Celina (Hal Hoover), Defiance (James Kerr), Elida (Shelby Cluts), Kenton (Todd Daquino), Ottawa-Glandorf (Joe Jahnz), Shawnee (John Young), St. Marys (Chad Doll), Van Wert (Anita Zuber and Lisa Jennings) and Wapakoneta (Adam Friemering) competed. Coaches’ names are in parentheses.
The competition is hosted and sponsored by The Ohio State University at Lima.