Hillcrest participates in the region knowledgebowl meet nearly every year. The past 5 times they've advanced to State. This year, the Comets brought half the competition, with three of the six teams representing red and white, nearly securing a trophy before the competition began.
Hillcrest held the top two spots after the opening written round. With two teams in the top oral round room, Hillcrest would be scrapping for points between their teams for much of the day.
Hillcrest's top team, consisting of Hans Holzner, Thomas Martinson, Daniel Preston, Luke Bowman, and Jake Steinle, remained in first place after earning 12 points to their friendly counterparts' 9. Hillcrest's other top team consists of Reggie Undseth, Sam Isaac, Sean McGuire, and Jack Nordick.