The North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl team defended their two-time national championship status and won their third consecutive Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Brain Brawl National Championship April 30.
The champion North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl Team includes Alex Birchler, North Cobb; Andrew Kelly, Harrison; Tomas King, North Cobb; Dawson Bowman, North Cobb; and Jackson Fowler, North Cobb. By clinching their third consecutive National Championship, the team broke a championship record. The competition was held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and included 23 other teams from all around the country. In order to qualify for the National Championship, teams must place in the top 3 in their region. In addition to placing first in team competition, Alex Birchler, who is the team captain and a senior, placed 1st in the Individual “Brawl Stars” competition for the second consecutive year.
Brain Brawl is a college bowl styled academic competition, which includes questions on subjects ranging from naval history, oceanography, astronomy, navigation, geography, science, math, sports, and entertainment. It required months of preparation and practice, which resulted in their record-breaking victory.
In addition to the competition, the cadets toured the U.S. Naval Academy campus, viewed a parade of more 4,000 midshipmen, ate lunch in historic King Hall, and spoke with midshipmen about the admissions process and academy life. Congratulations to the North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl National Champions!