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For Immediate Release
January 29, 2007

Lawrence University Trivia Contest Champions Retain Titles in 42nd Edition

APPLETON, WIS. — The Bank of Kaukauna: This One Goes to 11 ran its winning streak to seven straight, easily winning the off-campus title over the weekend in Lawrence University’s 42nd Great Midwest Trivia Contest. Bucky’s Banastitudinal Brevity extended its on-campus dominance, capturing its fifth consective title.

The Bank of Kaukauna, which has won nine of the last 11 contests, racked up 1,380 points, finishing comfortably ahead of runner-up The InDeciders (1,295 points) and third-place finishing Six Feet Under (1,190 points).

Bucky’s again dominated the on-campus competition, piling up 1,318 points, while Coalition of the Awexome for a Drug-free America was a distant second with 1,184 points and Brokeman O’Heitt, the Irish Mistress of the West Side finished third with 1,054.

A total of 366 questions were asked during the 50-hour contest that ended at midnight Sunday. Twelve on-campus and 66 off-campus teams participated during the weekend.

No team was able to answer this year’s “Super Garruda,” the contest's final question, which asked: “In The War of 1812 Museum’s Jean and Lillian Hofmeister building, six caricatures are framed on the wall of the children’s interactive learning room. What are their listed names?” The answer was Francis Scott Key, Mary Pickersgill, Major Armistead, Rebecca Young, Carolyn Pickersgill and Neighborhood Cat.