'Iowans' win Lawrence University trivia contest


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 31, 2012.

APPLETON — For trivia masters, the 50-hour 365-question event of the season ended at midnight on Sunday.

"Iowans Who Want to Recall Trivia #nerdweasel" are the off-campus reigning champs for Lawrence University's 47th annual Great Midwest Trivia contest. The Iowans cleaned house among the 73 off-campus teams, earning 1,410 points out of a possible 2,090. They were awarded a rare prize — a certificate of ownership for student Peter Mancina.

The on-campus team title went to last year's runner-up, the "Soviet Baskyetbol Team," who won with 1,271 points and received a lovely Lawrence University Studio Orchestra record.