The Joliet Junior College Bowl Team took second place at the ‘Thinkin’ Lincoln’ invitational tournament on Nov. 22 at Lincolnland Community College in Springfield. The Jeopardy-style tournament consists of trivia questions and has six rounds.
The JJC team players, Anthony Bennett of Plainfield, Jorge Barrios of Plainfield, Pawel Fudala of Romeoville, and Mitch Peal of Morris added up hundreds of points to finish in second place. Peal and Barrios, who were named to the all-star team, received second and third place overall.
“I’m proud, definitely,” Barrios said in a JCC news release. “We have a great team, and it was definitely an accomplishment because everybody was trying their best.”
JJC College Bowl Coach Mike Hainzinger also expressed his excitement for the team’s accomplishment.
“In the past four years, this is our best finish yet,” he said. “This win will give them the motivation and confidence to perform well in our state tournament which will take place in April. This group of players here has a lot of chemistry, and they complement each other well in their areas of knowledge. I expect they will do very well in the state tournament.”
For more information about the JJC College Bowl, contact Hainzinger at email@example.com, or call 815-280-2841.