Team Blue, one of Broward College’s two Brain Bowl teams went undefeated to win the Southern Regional Brain Bowl championship on February 8 at Indian River State College. With the victory, Team Blue advances to the state championships at Florida Gateway College in Lake City on March 14-16.
Competing for Team Blue were: Ryan Weiner, Gregory Howlett-Gomez, Nigel Carter, and Kyle Jablonski. Team Broward White was represented by Justin Mackenzie, Arezoo Kavehzadeh, Ryan Abreu, Victoria Teasdale, and William Sak.
The Broward College Brain Bowl team is a college-wide competitive team, coached by South Campus professor, Sui Joo and North Campus professor, Quakish Liner. Tryouts for the team are held each fall.
The Florida College System Activities Association, which operates the Brain Bowl, is composed of four regions. The Southern Region will be represented by Broward College’s Team Blue and Indian River State College’s blue team, the regional runner-up.
The East Central region will be represented by champion College of Central Florida “A” and the runners-up from Florida State College at Jacksonville. The Panhandle region will be represented by champion Chipola College Blue and runner-up Northwest Florida State College Black. The final region, West Central, will be represented by winner Valencia College Red and Pasco Hernando Community College’s Alpha team. Two wild cards team round out the field of 10. This year’s qualifiers are Tallahassee Community College and Pensacola State College.
Members of the Broward Blue, L-R: Ryan Weiner, Gregory Howlett-Gomez, Nigel Carter and Kyle Jablonski.
Members of Team Broward White, L-R: Justin Mackenzie, Arezoo Kavehzadeh, Ryan Abreu, Victoria Teasdale and William Sak.