default_pr_benson_beatles_04_sullivan_show_1206151347_id_577007Divisions: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School, Family
Competition Type: Individual, 2 preliminary rounds of 35 tossup questions for Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Family; 30 tossup questions for Middle School + finals. 50% of the tossup questions will be audio-based!

This tournament will focus on the development of popular music from the 19th century to the present-day, including the Great American Songbook, Musicals, Operettas, Waltzes and Dance Music, Blues, Ragtime, Big Band, Jazz, Swing, Country and Western, Rock and Roll, Disco, Punk, New Wave, Grunge, Rap, Techno, Hip Hop, K-Pop, J-Pop, and more. Half of the questions will be audio-based, with many popular artists represented. Good luck competing on this unique set of questions as players strive to become rock stars with the buzzer!

2018 Champions
Varsity: Gareth Thorlakson, Canada
Junior Varsity: Sophie Netzel, Illinois
Middle School: Karsten Rynearson, Connecticut
Family: Garrett Blanchfield, Minnesota

2016 Champions
Varsity: Jakob Myers, Illinois
Junior Varsity: Matthew Hasenwinkel, New York
Middle School: Izagani Aquino, California

2015 Champions (Note: In 2015, the event consisted solely of Rock and Roll Music)
Varsity: Alexander Echikson, Maryland
Junior Varsity: Alex Crawford, Arkansas
Middle School: Braeden Forman, Illinois