Divisions: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School
Competition Type: Individual, Non-Buzzer Quiz Game
Knockout is a competition unique to the Olympiad. Up to 10 players sit or stand in a circle. One player begins, and then selects another player – that player then has to answer a question correctly. If they don’t, they get a strike. If they answer correctly, then they get the chance to pick the next player. If you get a certain number of strikes, then you’re out! The top players move on to additional rounds. At the end of the rounds, the last players to get knocked out receive bronze and silver medals, and the sole survivor is the gold medalist. We will play knockout on the first competition evening (July 15) as a way both to compete and get to know each other.
Varsity: Jakob Myers, Illinois
Junior Varsity: Alejandro Lim, Philippines
Middle School: John Phipps, Argentina