Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest

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Results for 1990, 25th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 25 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Beta Theta Banastitude Living in Subway (850 points)
2. Ormsby Orphans Devour the Sandwich Factory (720 points)
3. Coleman and Joyce Eat Dominos, Dammit (575 points)

Off Campus
1. Who Fed Roger Ebert? (1,215 points)
2. Pedro Look at the Fuel Gauge (1,195 points)
3. Infomaniacs (855 points)
Dates: January 26, 27, 28, 1990
GrandMaster: Mike Engleson and Larry Dahlke
Slogan: trivia ab initio mundi usque ad hodiernum diem
# of Questions: 377
Super Garruda:
Q: "Where was the largest convention of bassoonists for a crab fest held?"
A: "Towson Bassoon Symposium, Towson, Maryland, 1988."
Notes: Four Trivia Food Groups: Sugar, Salt, Caffeine, Alcohol.


Results for 1991, 26th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 26 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Ormsby's Slobbering Sex Troll from the Sandwich Factory
2. Pizza Hut Sage Rosemary and Trevor
3. Thete Beta Banastitude Savors Sammy's Pizza

Off Campus
1. Cleared by Censors
2. NPR (No Pope Radio)
3. Beneath Contempt
Dates: January XXV, XXVI, XXVII, 1991
GrandMaster: Larry Dahlke
Slogan: orchides forum trahite; cordes et mentes veniant
Super Garruda:
Q: "If you bought a fare card for the D.C. Metro in August of 1987, you would have found what advertisement on the back?"
A: "A Murder in Georgetown."
First contest without Larry Page as "Pope Pontius Page the one-quarterth"


Results for 1992, 27th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 27 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. That Ain't my Taco, John, That's...
2. ?
3. ?

Off Campus
1. Politically Erect AND Valleyfairfegnugen
3. ?
Dates: January XXIV, XXV, XXVI, 1992
GrandMaster: Matt Horn
Slogan: magistratus sine officiis ludorum olympicorum MCLXXXXII
Super Garruda:
Q: "What Seely G. Mudd Library book was the first to be coded, and has the item ID with the lowest magnitude?"
A: "Algar In Manuscript."
Notes: Valleyfairfegnugen and Politically Erect ended up tied for first place off-campus.
The two teams split (literally) both the first and second place prizes.
Each team got half of a picture calendar and half of a violin case.


Results for 1993, 28th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 28 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Ormsby and Fox City Copiously Consuming Franks' Pizza Palace (790 points)
2. Trevor/Sage Picked A Peck of Pizza Pit Pizzas (775 points)
3. Mongo's Banastitude House of Spam (720 points)

Off Campus
1. Insignificant Others (1080 points)
2. Sunk on Seymour (1025 points)
3. Recreational Vegetables Inc. (955 points)
Dates: January 29-31, 1993
GrandMaster: Matt Horn
Slogan: Conceptus svm nvgarva tempore anno MCMLXIX nec qvic qvam praeter hanc togvlam inoptimatis mactvs svm!!!
Super Garruda:
Q: "What book did Teddy Roosevelt's mom, Mittie, read on her trip to Europe in 1869, across the Atlantic in a boat?"
A: "Heir of Red Cliff."


Results for 1994, 29th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 29 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. If this were a Cartoon, Mr. Cinders, Rudy's and Leis's Real Mom Would be Making Banastitude Sandwiches and Holy Mole with Titus Androgynous at the Learning Shop Blah, Blah, Blah (755 points)
2. Plantz and Coleman Sponsored by America On Line, Appleton Electronics, Cellulink, Dominoes, Encyclopedia Britanica and Used But Nice Office Furniture (735 points)
3. Ormsby Saskatchewan Cops, the China Palace and Sam's Club (675 points)

Off Campus
1. Lousy With Brains (1,060 points)
2. Two Bricks Short of a Foundation (970 points)
3. Six Feet Under (855 points)
Dates: January 21-23, 1994
GrandMasters: Jeremy Satchell and Dale Weiman
Slogan: Return of the Armadillo
Super Garruda:
Q: "Who was the first mailman to retire on pension in the city of Manitowoc, Wis.?"
A: "Elton C. Gibson, in 1923."


Results for 1995, 30th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 30 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. P.L.O.C.K. Sponsored by Domino's Coffee Cup Cafe and Pizza Chef (960 points)
2. One Banastitudial Superbowl
3. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Trevor

Off Campus
1. Mostly Harmless (1,000 points)
2. Den of Iniquity (960 points)
3. Under Where (950 points)
Dates: January 20-22, 1995
GrandMasters: Jeremy Satchell and Dale Weiman
Slogan: pulsabit pilumtuum in caenum
# of Questions: 311
Super Garruda:
Q: "What was the name of the building where William H. Ashley took his oath of office as lieutenant
governor of Missouri on September 19, 1820?"
A: "Major Biddle's Missouri Hotel."


Results for 1996, 31st Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 31 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Kohler and Phi Kappa Tau (985 points)
2. The House Formerly Known as WHAM (910 points)
3. Plantz Hall (680 points)

Off Campus
1. Cheese Schnapps (1,215 points)
2. Houston We're Buried in a Basement (1,090 points)
3. Lucky Guess Drifts into the Library (960 points)
Dates: January 1996
GrandMaster: Joe "Kiwi-Mango" Meek
Super Garruda:
Q: "On Thursday December 21, 1995 the Nave Commodores Jazz Ensemble gave a concert in the Chicago
Hilton's Grand Ballroom as part of the 49th annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Audience members received on their chairs a plastic "Christmas stocking" from United Musical Instruments
Inc. with five items inside. One item was a button which read 'I am the future of music', what were the
other four items?"
A: "Cork grease, bow rosin, valve oil, and an apple Christmas ornament."


Results for 1997, 32nd Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 32 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Kohler and Phi Kappa Tau (1005 points)
2. Banastitude and Lepers... (945 points)
3. Trivial Transgressors of Colman/Ormsby (775 points)

Off Campus
1. It's in the Bank of Kaukauna (945 points)
2. One Guy, One Book, One Phone (910 points)
3. The Cheese Stands Alone (865 points)
Dates: January 24, 25, 26, 1997
GrandMaster: Ben Kroll
Slogan: Deus misericordiam nobis habeat
# of Questions: 343
Super Garruda:
Q: "What are the names and titles typed under the last four signatures on page eight of the September
1970 publication 'The Eau Claire County Community Shelter Plan; Where to go and What to do in case of
Nuclear Attack'
?"
A: "D.E. Whelan - Eau Claire Press Company, Harvey Borchers Jr. - Wisconsin Telephone Company,
Leonard Drescher - G.S.A., Hilda Carter - Plan Commission."


Results for 1998, 33rd Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 33 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Bucky's Banastitudinal Banshees... (1255 points)
2. ColmanUs Evil Namlocs... (1035 points)
3. ...The Kohler Dynasty (815 points)

Off Campus
1. You can take it to the Bank of Kaukauna (1175 points)
2. Ski Iowa, Guaranteed Tree Free (915 points)
3. Lucky Guess Denies Having an Affair with the Library (900 points)
Dates: January 23-25, 1998
GrandMaster: Matt Kuchta
Slogan: remanet fragilis in lacte
# of Questions: 353
Super Garruda:
Q: "On April 19, 1979 Ray Bolt of Birmingham England appeared on BBC television and performed an
unusual action. What program did he appear on and what did he do?"
A: "Pebble Mill at One, Constructed a life-size orgami elephant."
(The team named "Go Deep" answered the Super Garruda correctly and jumped from 8th up to 4th place.)


Results for 1999, 34th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
Trivia 34 Logo Top Teams:
On Campus
1. Yuais... (1189 points)
2. Coleman/Brokaw... (1053 points)
3. Die Uberteam (985 points)

Off Campus
1. TRIVIAGRA (1065 points)
2. Laughing All the Way to the Bank of Kaukauna (960 points)
3. Iowa Sofa Kingdom (835 points)
Dates: January 29-31, 1999
GrandMaster: Mike Piastowski
# of Questions: 355
Slogan: Salvete ad insulam! - Nolite commisari
Super Garruda:
Q: "In a room of the Escuela de Nusica Popular de Avellaneda in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Rodolfo Mederos, bandoneon player and composer, holds a weekly rehearsal for the tango orchestra he directs. On the wall there is a piece of paper with the lyrics to a song. What is the song title and who composed the song?"
A: "El Poeta" by Atahualpa Yupanqui