Brophy League of Academic Contestants takes top 40 rank at National History Bowl Competition

By Logan Hall ‘14

This past weekend, the Brophy League of Academic Contests competed in its first ever National History Bowl Competition in Washington, D.C.

Going into this competition Brophy was ranked No. 25 out of 186 teams; however, the team was listed as one of the eight “Teams to Watch” in the official program.

The varsity team was comprised of Rajet Vatsa ’14Sahej Samra ’15Kapil Kanagal ’15Andrew Burke ’13Pratap Jayaram ’13Wesley Fullmer ’12Connor Wareing ’15Jordan Bruner ’13 and Nehal Samra ’13.

The competition had two parts, The Bowl and The Bee. The Bowl was the team competition and The Bee was the individual contest.

In addition to teams from the continental United States, History Bowl has also hosted teams from China, France and Guam.

Vatsa said that the competition was a huge success.

“The individual competition was also a great learning experience for Brophy competitors,” Vatsa said. “The whole team learned so much and is already excited to prepare for and perform even better next year.”