Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest

Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin


The Champions - Early Years

Results for 1966, 1st Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Plantz
2. Brokaw

Off Campus
No Off-Campus participants this year.

Dates: April 29, 30, May 1, 1966
GrandMaster: J. B. deRosset
Questions: 407

Results for 1967, 2nd Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Plantz Hall

Off Campus
1. Unknown?

Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 1967
GrandMaster: David Pfleger
Notes: The Contest was open to On Campus and Off Campus players this year.

Results for 1968, 3rd Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Phi Gamma Delta.
2. Jefferson Drum.
3. Phi Kappa Tau.

Off Campus
1. Cress House (a group from the Institute of Paper Chemistry).
2. Album Covers.
3. Appleton West.

Dates: May 3, 4, 5, 1968
GrandMaster: Rick Walsh
Notes: "The greatest event since Liberace left Menasha." Broadcast on WLFM AM and FM

Results for 1969, 4th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Phi Kappa Tau.
2. Sig Eps.
3. Plantz.

Off Campus
1. Test Tube Triploid.

Dates: May 2, 3, 4, 1969
GrandMaster: Bruce Iglauer

Results for 1970, 5th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Unknown?

Off Campus
1. Appleton West.
Dates: May 8, 9, 10, 1969
GrandMaster: John Davis

Results for 1971, 6th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Gorilla Rabbit (3,955 points).
2. Guido.

Off Campus
1. Filboyd Studge (2,890 points).
2. Monkey Demon.

Dates: May, 14, 15, 16, 1971
GrandMaster: Tim Brown
Notes: Booby Prize (size 36 "B" padded bra) went to the team Sky King.
Best-Loved contestant prize (bag of several hundred "Try a little kindness" buttons) went to John Doe.

Results for 1972, 7th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Mad Dog.
2. Gamara.

Off Campus
1. John Doe.

Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 1972
GrandMaster: Tony Welhouse

Results for 1973, 8th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Sammy's Pizza.
2. Phi Kappa Tau.

Off Campus
1. Monkey Demon.

Dates: February 23, 24, 25, 1973
GrandMaster: Tony Welhouse
Notes: "At the end of every rainbow lies a pot of armadillos."

Results for 1974, 9th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Lizard (Trever).
2. Sky King (Phi Kappa Tau).
3. Kirwood Dirby.

Off Campus
1. Monty Python (Appleton West).
2. Filboyd Studge
3. Farmers of the Ukraine

Dates: February 15, 16, 17, 1974
GrandMaster: Ken Howell, Mike Garthwaite, Glen Morris
Motto: Veritas est Armadillo
Notes: "We plan to do alright."

Results for 1975, 10th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Sum Kinda Dummy (Phi Kappa Tau) (2,435 points.)
2. Tuna Tower (Coleman) (2,405 points.)
3. Lizard Rex (Sampson House) (2,335 points.)

Off Campus
1. Monty Python (Appleton West).

Dates: February 7, 8, 9, 1975
GrandMaster: Marc Sachnoff
Motto: e pluribus stereo
Questions: 414
Super Garruda:
Q: "What is the phone number of the Hofbrauhaus in Munich?"
A: "Munich 22167."
Notes: Stan Cola: "You like it...it's not to crazy about you."
"If you don't drink it, it'll stunt your growth."

Results for 1976, 11th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Moonbase Rutabaga (Phi Kappa Tau).
2. ?
3. Banana Blintz (Sage Hall).

Off Campus
1. Hungry Chuck's Biscut.

Dates: February 6, 7, 8, 1976
GrandMaster: Mike Exner
Motto: ecce thunnus
Notes: "The importance of trivia must never be forgotten." - Simon S. Feud
Baba Ram Dass and the Main Hall Ascetics (phoney trivia master team) was zeroed for cheating.

Results for 1977, 12th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Calling for Earl (2,095 points.)

Off Campus
1. Giant Fiber (2,180 points.)

Dates: February 4, 5, 6, 1977
GrandMaster: Mindy Young
Motto: per Triviam, non ego sum stultus, ut ante fui
Questions: 406
Notes: Broadcast from WLFM's new studios in the Seeley G. Mudd Library.

Results for 1978, 13th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Hananiah, Azariah & Mishael.

Off Campus
1. Banana Caboose.

Dates: February 3, 4, 5, 1978
GrandMaster: Bob Brightman
Slogan: in hoc telephonio vinces
Super Garruda:
Q: "What is the exact Federal Communications Commission file number on WLFM's license?
A: "BRED-135"
Notes: "I don't know, but then again, I don't really know her all that well." - Milo "The Killer" Weed

Results for 1979, 14th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Frank's Pizza.

Off Campus
1. Banana Caboose.

Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 1979
GrandMaster: Rick Davis
Slogan: PER TRIVIA AD ASTRA
Questions: 417
Super Garruda:
Q: "Twenty miles south of Dublin, Ireland, is a hill called Bray's Head. On the hill is a cross. What is the inscription on the cross?"
A: Christ Regi, A.D. 1950