MINNEAPOLIS - It was a long day that finally paid off for five members of the Mahtomedi Science Bowl team.
The team took home the championship trophy this past weekend at the Regional Science Bowl at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Tackling topics ranging from trigonometry to nuclear energy to bacteria, the team answers mutliple choice and short answer questions in a fast paced game that resembles Jeopardy.
But unlike the television game show, if the team got a question right, they got a shot at a bonus question.
"The key to really winning is unlocking those bonuses because they enable you to score much more points," said team captain Ben Nelson.
The team says they averaged about 70 points per round, and their opponents scored anywhere from eight to 68 points per round. As winners, the team will travel to Washington, D.C. in April to complete in the national competition.
Of course, the team is hoping a certain celebrity host shows up to read a question or two.
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