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Eastern Students Win College Bowl

Written by Tim Talley


From left to right, Darren Robert, Charlie Chatterton (President Elect of CTAPHERD), Robert Horrocks, Brian Lowe, Conal Brandon, Gianna Trombino, Jamie Kohn, Maxim Fantl, Cory Wasniewski, Gregory Kane, and Nanette Tummers, associate professor of health and physical education.


Willimantic, Conn. -Six Eastern Connecticut State University students from the Health and Physical Education Department placed first in the Connecticut Chapter of the Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD) College Bowl on Nov. 19. The Eastern team fended off challengers from Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University.

            The "Jeopardy"-style event contained questions from categories such as exercise science, tests and assessments, motor development, games and sports and pedagogy.

The students were split into two teams of three and were allowed 15 seconds to discuss the questions proposed with their team before writing their response on a white board for judging. 

            In its first year, the College Bowl was designed by Sean Walsh, Eastern graduate and Central Connecticut State University assistant professor of physical education and human performance. 

            Eastern students participating in the event included Conal Brandon '12 of Baltic; Maxim Fantl '11 of West Hartford; Jamie Kohn'12 of Columbia; Brian Lowe '12 of Enfield; Gianna Trombino '11 of East Moriches, NY; and Cory Wasniewski '11 of Norwich. Faculty captains were Robert Horrocks, chair of the health and physical education department, and Greg Kane, assistant professor of health and physical education.


For more information on CTAPHERD, contact Horrocks at or (860) 465-5168.


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