Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHistory Channel

Dear NHBB & USGO/IGB Students, Coaches, Parents, and Teams, 

Thanks for coming to the 2018 Iowa History Bee and Bowl State Championships at Waukee High School! Thanks to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day, to Morgan McChurch for directing, and to Jay Winter for his help with the hosting arrangements.

Congratulations to Waukee in the Varsity and Ankeny B in the JV for winning the titles in the History Bowl! Congratulations also go to Jake Frist of Waukee and  Jackson Porter of Ankeny for their victories in the Varsity and JV History Bees! I hope that you and your students enjoyed the competition; if you have any feedback on how things went or questions about the day, please just let me know.

Please note that any team with a .500 record or above in the prelims or a playoff win qualifies for Nationals. Students who finish in the top half in the Bee prelims in their division qualify for Nationals there as well. Students on champion Bowl teams and those in the top 25% of the Bee (either in prelims or overall) qualify for the 2018 International History Olympiad next summer in Berlin (July 14-22). Students scoring a 75 or above on the IGB/USGO exam also qualify for the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships in Berlin (July 11-17).
The stats have also been posted to our respective websites. Information on Nationals for the US History Bee and the United States Geography Olympiad / International Geography Bee for those who qualified, is available on those websites. For those who didn’t qualify, the B Set and C Set tournaments provide additional chances to do so (the Iowa State tournament ran on A Set).

Our 2018 National Championships will be held on April 27-29 in April in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC. We hope to see you all there! Registration for Nationals is now open here through early April. Upcoming area tournaments also include the following:

1. Greater Rockford, Saturday, March 31 – Belvidere HS, Belvidere, IL (B Set)

2. Minnesota, Saturday, April 7 – Burnsville HS, Burnsville, MN (B Set)

Thanks for your continued support of our competitions, and best of luck at all your remaining competitions this year!

Best regards,

Marshall Mullins

2016-17 Academic Year Champions

Varsity History Bowl: Waukee
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Westside

Varsity History Bee: Sebastian Llaca, Waukee
Junior Varsity History Bee: Theo Jansen, Westside



March 03, 2018


2605 SE LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Morgan McChurch


  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:45
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:55
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:25
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:05
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:40
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:20
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:35
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:05
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:30
    History Bee Round 3
  • 12:50
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:55
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:30
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:10
    History Bowl Round 6(JV)
  • 3:50
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:25
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 4:50
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:25


  • 1: Waukee A
  • 2: Ankeny A
  • 3: Ankeny B *
  • 4: Clarinda
  • 5: Ames A
  • 6: Des Moines Christian *
  • 7: Northview Middle *
  • 8: Chariton
  • 9: Boone A
  • 10: Boone B *