Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest

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Results for 2000, 35th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 35 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Yuais (1264 points)
2. Kohler (1160 points)
3. Das Uber Team (903 points)

Off Campus
1. Touched by an Uncle (1335 points)
2. Blood Bank of Kaukauna: This Time it's Personal (1190 points)*
3. Extra Phone Line $90, Additional Beer $80, Being an Iowan… Priceless (1065 points)
Dates: January 28-30, 2000
GrandMaster: Eli Salembier
# of Questions: 364
Slogan: Esta grod domire crematurus esse
Super Garruda:
Q: In the movie The World is not Enough what work of contemporary sculpture appears in the beginning chase scene?
Name the sculpture and artist.
A: Puppy by Jeff Koons
* Blood Bank of Kaukauna answered the Super Garruda this year.

Lawrence University Pre-Game Press Release.
Lawrence University Post-Game Press Release.
The Post~Crescent Sunday 30-Jan-2000 Article.


Results for 2001, 36th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 36 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Der Uber Team (1288 points)
2. Fantastical and Mythical Adventures of Kohler and Trevor (1131 points)
3. How Snorlax Got His Groove Back (1050 points)

Off Campus
1. Snow Bank of Kaukauna Plowing You Under (1315 points)
2. Lucky Guess Highlighting Naughty Bits at the Library (1200 points)
3. Electile Dysfunction (1155 points)
Full On and Off Campus Score List.
Dates: January 19-21, 2001.
GrandMaster: Matt Pickett.
# of Questions: 357.
Super Garruda:
Q: If the longest home run ever hit at Wriggly Field had gone three more feet, whose television would have been destroyed?
A: Naomi Martinez.
* The Super Garruda this year was answered correctly by two teams Fluffy Pagan Baby Bunnies and Jabberwocky.
Lawrence University Pre-Game Press Release.
The Post~Crescent Sunday 14-Jan-2001 Article.
The Post~Crescent Thursday 18-Jan-2001 Article.
The Post~Crescent Monday 22-Jan-2001 Article.


Results for 2002, 37th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 37 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Yuais (Bucky's BBBBBBs...) (1302 points)
2. Deine Uberteam (1300 points)
3. Statue of Liberty doesn't go there (1248 points)

Off Campus
1. Piggy Bank of Kaukauna: The Snout with Clout (1375 points)
2. Lucky Guess Choking on a Pretzel at the Library (1345 points)
3. Lord of the Iowans: Fellowship of the Corn (1170 points)

UNOFFICIAL Off Campus Score List.
Dates: January 25-27+, 2002.
GrandMaster: Curtis Dye.
# of Questions: 392.
Slogan: Solium est non locum domire.
Super Garruda:
Q: Who drove in the winning runs in the Busch baseball tournament championship game in Madison, Wisconsin?
A: Kent Palmer of the "Black and Tans from Harmony Bar" team.

Lawrence University Pre-Game Press Release.
The Post~Crescent Thursday 24-Jan-2002 Article.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 24-Jan-2002 Article.
The Post~Crescent Monday 28-Jan-2002 Article.
Chicago Tribune 30-Jan-2002 Article.


Results for 2003, 38th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 38 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Yuais (Bucky's BBBBBBs...) (1319 points)
2. Old Man Jamie's Grumpy Group (1288 points)
3. Eine Kleine Uberteam (1214 points)

Off Campus
1. Federal Reserve Bank Of Kaukauna (1475 points)
2. Six Feet Under (1335 points)
3. Skull Squadron (1295 points)

Full UNOFFICIAL On & Off Campus Score List.
Dates: January 24th-26th, 2003.
GrandMaster: Cene Ketcham.
# of Questions: 351.
Slogan: Quisnam diabolicus Ryan Iuvenem Nugarum Magistrum designavit?
Super Garruda:
Q: When he was in ninth grade, Frank Zappa won a Fire Prevention Week poster contest. What did his poster say?
A: "No Picnic. Why? No Woods. Prevent Forest Fire."
* The Federal Reserve Bank Of Kaukauna found the answer on the Internet but they were not able to call it in within the time limit.
Click here to see the Poster image.
** James deRosset read the first garruda question this year via phone hookup from Florida.
Mr. deRosset started the Great Midwest Trivia Contest at Lawrence University in 1966.
Lawrentian Article Jan 16, 2003
LU Press Release Jan 21, 2003
Post~Crescent Article Jan 27, 2003 (image)
U of Iowa Press Release Jan 30, 2003


Results for 2004, 39th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 39 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Yuais/Bucky's BBBBBBs... (1268 points)
2. Just Another Phallic Symbol (1152 points)
3. Dostoevsky and the Sunshine Band Featuring Snorlax on Cowbell (1104 points)

Off Campus
1. The Bank of Kaukauna Foreclosing on Trivia (1335 points)
2. Skull Squadron (1265 points)
3. Lucky Guess at the Library, We Got Spirit Yes We... (1250 points)
Dates: January 23th-25th, 2004.
GrandMaster: Phred Beattie.
# of Questions: 352.
Slogan: Ne cede malis.
Super Garruda:
Q: What casts a shadow on Jesus in the Debakey Room in the Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX?
A: Sculpture of Michael Debakey's cupped hands

Lawrence Press Release 16-Jan-2004


Results for 2005, 40th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia XL Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Bucky's BBBBBBs (Yuais)(1115 points)
2. Nerds with Hooterphobia (1043 points)
3. Ali Babar and The Forty Thieves OR Ragamuffin and the Stuffin (Kohler)(1015 points)

Off Campus
1. West Bank of Kaukauna: Concealing weapons of mass deduction (1237 points)
2. Skull Squadron (1132 points)
3. Iowans, only whack as needed, sir (1062 points)
Dates: January 28th-30th, 2005.
GrandMaster: Jonathon Roberts.
# of Questions: 356.
Slogan: Intervigilio Vita Incipio.
Super Garruda:
Q: On December 11, 2004, Mushtariy Madrahimova from Uzbekistan visited the capitol building in Madison and signed the guest book. What were her comments?
A: "It is the hugest building I've ever been."
* J.B. deRosset returned to the LU campus and participated in much of trivia weekend.
Mr. deRosset started the Great Midwest Trivia Contest at Lawrence University in 1966.
** Gurgle Durr received the Biggest Balls Award for their attempt to answer the Super Garruda.


Results for 2006, 41st Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia XLI Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Bucky's BBBs (1127 points)
2. The Coalition of the Awexome for Great Justice (1021 points)
3. I Hate Patrick Ehlers and his big dumb face because there are no seats available at a certain Canadian culinary contest. (987 points)

Off Campus
1. The Holy Brogan Empire (1120 points)
2. What's the Frequency, Lawrence? (1015 points)
3. Radio-Free Iowans Sponsored by Sprint PCS (967 points)
Dates: January 27th-29th, 2006.
GrandMaster: Reid Stratton.
# of Questions: 324.
Slogan: Habemus unum pedem in sepulchro.
Super Garruda:
Q: Spike O’Dell, the WGN radio personality, has a cup museum in Door County, Wis., that features cups signed by celebrities that have been on Spike’s show. What did comedian Tracey Ullman write on her cup?
A: To Spike, I don't have herpes -- Love Tracey Ullman.
* Contest available via web cast only after the sale of the WLFM radio frequency.
Post-Crescent Article 29-Jan-2006.
Lawrence University Press Release 30-Jan-2006.
Lawrence University Press Release 23-Jan-2006.
Post-Crescent Articles 22-Jan-2006.


Results for 2007, 42nd Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia XLII Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Bucky’s Banastitudinal Brevity (1,318 points)
2. Coalition of the Awexome for a Drug-free America (1,184 points)
3. Brokeman O’Heitt, the Irish Mistress of the West Side (1,054 points)

Off Campus
1. The Bank of Kaukauna (1,380 points)
2. The InDeciders (1,295 points)
3. Six Feet Under (1,190 points)
Dates: January 26th-28th, 2007.
GrandMaster: James Hall.
# of Questions: 366.
Slogan: Vita, Universum, Omnia.
Super Garruda:
Q: 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?
A: Francis Scott Key, Mary Pickersgill, Major Armistead, Rebecca Young, Carolyn Pickersgill and Neighborhood Cat..
* Contest available via web cast only.
Lawrence University Press Release 22-Jan-2007.
Post~Crescent Article 25-Jan-2007.
Lawrentian Article 26-Jan-2007.
Lawrence University Press Release 29-Jan-2007.


Results for 2008, 43rd Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia XLIII Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Bucky's Banastitudiual Belisian Bovine Banan Bookies Bouncing (1,168 points)
2. Morgan Freeman and the North Side Plantz Pants Peanut Planters (1,113 points)
3. 1972 Soviet Baskyetbol (1,029 points)

Off Campus
1. Bank of Kaukauna Well Past our Sub (1,325 points)
2. Six Feet Under (1,210 points)
3. Subprime Iowans with a Wider Stance (1,160 points)
Dates: January 25th-27th, 2008.
GrandMaster: James Prichard.
# of Questions: 366
Slogan: SI VIS TRIVIUM PARA BELLUM.
Super Garruda:
Q: "In the 'Citadel of Opportunity' section of 'An Invitation to the International Olympic Committee to celebrate the XIX Olympiad at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.,' there is a photograph of a girl wearing a sign around her neck. This sign bears the name of what notable figure?"
A: Josephine Baker.
* Contest available via web cast only.


Results for 2009, 44th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia XLIV Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Bucky's (1,393 points)
2. Super Mega Soviet Gang Bang Dream Team Party (1,332 points)
3. Brokman O'Hiett (1,248 points)

Off Campus
1. Bank of Kaukauna (1,465 points)
2. Trivia Pirates Aargh! (1,450 points)
3. Six Feet Under Inter-Office Memoranda (1,430 points)
Dates: January 23rd-25th, 2009.
GrandMaster: Erin Campbell Watson.
# of Questions: 346
Slogan: TRIVIA DECLARO BREVIS VERITAS.
Super Garruda:
Q: "Who was going to be married next to what was the "world's largest cedar bucket" in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in June, 2005, before it mysteriously burned down the week before the wedding date?"
A: James Walters and Jaki Neubauer.
* Contest available via web cast only. Give or take a few hours on Sunday.