Chipola Brain Bowl Defends State Title

April 4, 2019

Brain Bowl

The Chipola College Gold Brain Bowl Team defended the college’s state title by defeating Broward 485-450 in the final match of the FCSAA State Tournament.

This is the school’s ninth state title, including a string of seven straight state titles from 2008-2014. Broward and Valencia each have 7 state championships.

Chipola led for the majority of the match, but Broward made a valiant comeback and took a 450-445 lead with one question remaining. Chipola’s Kiley Justice answered the final question to give Chipola the championship.

Joseph Hayes and Jacob Murley led the way for the Chipola team in the final match with 7 tossups each. Chipola Gold team members are: Joseph Hayes, Jacob Murley, Kiley Justice and Tanner Andress.

Chipola Blue finished third in the tournament with a 7-2 record. They were eliminated from making the championship game when they lost to Chipola Gold in the seventh round. Chipola Blue team members are: Garrett McDaniel, Carlos Staley, Morgan Johnson, and Bree Bennett.

Joseph Hayes was named to the all-tournament team for finishing second overall in individual scoring.

Chipola coach Stan Young was named Coach of the Year for the State of Florida. Dr. Robert Dunkle is assistant coach of the team.

Chipola Gold qualified for state by earning the wildcard bid from the Panhandle Tournament. Chipola Gold is the first team to win the state championship from the wildcard bid.

The 10 qualifiers for state were: Panhandle: Champion, Chipola Blue; Runner-Up, Northwest FL; Wildcards: Chipola Gold and Gulf Coast; East Central: Champion, Santa Fe; Runner-Up, Central FL; West Central: Champion, Valencia; Runner-Up, South FL; South: Champion, Broward A; Runner–Up, Broward B.

The Chipola team will next travel to Chicago April 5-6 for the ICT (Intercollegiate College Tournament) where they will compete against Four-year colleges. Only four community college teams earn bids to the four-year tournament. Chipola qualified two teams this year. The other community colleges will be Valencia (FL) and DeAnza College (CA).

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL DEFENDS STATE TITLE—The Chipola College Gold Brain Bowl Team defended the college’s state title by defeating Broward 485-450 in the final match of the FCSAA State Tournament. Chipola Gold team members are, from left: Kiley Justice, Jacob Murley, Joseph Hayes, Tanner Andress and coach of the year, Stan Young.

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