High School Bowl is WNMU-TV’s most popular local production. Since 1977, teams from area high schools have been going head-to-head in a battle of knowledge. Four-person teams answer questions about history, science, literature, geography, art, music, math, and many more subjects. 40 teams from across the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin compete in an annual 39-game single-elimination tournament with an 8-game “Play-in Round.”
High School Bowl is produced by Mike Lakenen and hosted by Jim Koski.
Every year, Northern Michigan University awards $2,500 and $1,500 in scholarships to the first and second place teams, respectively. Additionally, one outstanding senior is awarded the Dave Goldsmith Scholarship. The 2018-19 season Champion was Houghton.
Season 42 Schedule
Printable 2019-20 High School Bowl Tournament Ladder
Includes teams and airdates for each game.
Download a 2019-20 High School Bowl Tournament Poster
High School Bowl Online Tournament Bracket 2019-20, Season 42
High School Bowl Game Photos
Game photos are generally available for download about one week after the game airs, beginning in November.
High School Bowl Season 42 Underwriters
The Ray & Peg Hirvonen Foundation
and Janice Mills of Escanaba
and The Donald & Audrey Anderson Foundation
production funding is also provided by 18 Upper Peninsula Credit Unions:
TruNorth Federal Credit Union, Marquette Community Federal Credit Union, U.P. State Credit Union, Tahquamenon Area Credit Union, Soo Co-op Credit Union, Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Gogebic County Federal Credit Union, Northern United Federal Credit Union, Torch Lake Federal Credit Union, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Delta County Credit Union, Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union, Baraga Community Federal Credit Union, Iron Mountain/Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, Embers Credit Union, Settlers Federal Credit Union, Chippewa County Credit Union and Integra First Federal Credit Union
and by Petrucelli and Waara, Attorneys at Law
and by Johnson Controls
in partnership with The Regional Educational Service Agencies & Intermediate School Districts of the Upper Peninsula
Purchase High School Bowl Copies
Copies of programs from recent seasons are available for $19.95. Call 800-227-9668, or 227-1300 during regular business hours (8 am-5 pm ET weekdays) and order by phone with your credit card. Please let us know the school name and broadcast date of the program you want to purchase when you call. Or download our video order form. (Programs prior to 2008-09 season are not available.)
Houghton Defeats Brimley
The Munising “Mustangs” played the North Central “Jets” in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 200-140. Munising will advance to the third round when they play Calumet in Game 34, scheduled to air on March 14.
Representing Munising, seated from left, are players Elliot Potila, Carly Lindquist, team captain Maci Cornish and Joe Potila. Standing is coach Eric Lynch and alternates Caitlin Britton and Oden Horne. Players for North Central are, seated from left, Dakota Schwark, team captain Zach Strahl, Wyatt Riley and Gabrielle Lucas. Standing is coach Matt Stein and alternates Matt Oja and Dan Dani. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left.
Calumet Defeats Menominee
he Calumet “Copper Kings” played the Menominee “Maroons” in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 250-80. Calumet will advance to the third round when they play Munising in Game 34, scheduled to air on March 14.
Representing Calumet, seated from left, are players Lowell Torola, Serenity Snyder, team captain Zander Worm and Ben Jackson. Standing is David Torola. Players for Menominee are, seated from left, Autumn Erickson, team captain Kyle Harding, Abbey Leinonen and Karl Mohr. Standing is alternate Jonah Zeuhl, coach Ron Jackson, and alternate Katie Anderla. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left.
Marquette Defeats Ishpeming
The Marquette “Redmen” played the Ishpeming “Hematites” in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 210-100. Marquette will advance to the third round when they play Superior Central in Game 33, scheduled to air on March 14.
Representing Marquette, seated from left, are players Travis Young, team captain Leandra Bruggink, Kevin Zhang and Ian Addison. Standing are alternates Silas McNeally, Charles Henley, coach Jesse Kainulainen and their supportive classmates. Players for Ishpeming are, seated from left, Jackson Herman, Kyle Ericson, team captain Morgan Oja and Isaac Hooper. Standing are alternates Tyler Larson and Maria Ockerman, and coaches Becky Fox and Jodi Crist. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left.
Superior Central Defeats Ironwood
The Superior Central “Cougars” played the Ironwood “Red Devils” in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 160-120. Superior Central will advance to the third round when they play Marquette in Game 33, scheduled to air on March 14.
Representing Superior Central, seated from left, are players Olivia Millin, Kyle Frusti, team captain Betty Jo Swajanen and Maezie Nettleton. Standing is coach Shannon Hancock and alternates Josie Valima and Diane Augustyn. Players for Ironwood are, seated from left, Andrew Piispanen, team captain Lyle Somero, Sawyer Stengard and John Joki. Standing is coach Ted Sim and alternate Joseph Joki. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left.