Po-Hi Academic Team earns top seed in tournament

October 15, 2020 | Headlines

PONCA CITY  ā€” The Ponca City High School Academic Team, Seniors Nikolas Hoecker, David Miller, Ryan Turnipseed, and Sophomore Savannah Valgora competed via Zoom in the Academic District Seeding Tournament on Oct. 12.

The Team defeated Tulsa Union in their first match 210-180 and then defeated Stillwater, 220-140.

From left are: Nikolas Hoecker, Ryan Turnipseed, and David Miller.

The victories guarantee that the team will place in the Top 2 seeds in the

Area Academic Bowl Tournament scheduled for Jan. 16 at Stillwater High School. 

Teams in Classes 6A and 5A were seeded on the area bracket based on their performance in the district seeding tournament. Two teams will advance to the state tournament, which will be held on Feb. 6 at Redlands Community College in El Reno. The team coach is Delwin Bartelt. 

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