Brackets announced for first round of Academic Showdown; James Monroe looks to repeat as Regional Champion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) are pleased to announce details for the third annual Academic Showdown (Showdown). This year, 90 teams from 50 high schools representing 31 counties are registered to participate. The Showdown is an academic head-to-head competition testing students’ knowledge in subject areas including math, history, sports, fine arts and more.

Regional partners will host local double elimination competitions during the next three months. The Showdown is among the largest high school academic match-ups in the country using questions from the National Academic Quiz Tournament. The top two teams from each region will advance to the finale at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston on Tues., April 23, 2024.

The field of competitors continues to increase exponentially with 21 teams in the first year, 71 teams in year two and 90 teams this year. Students in grades 9 -12 may participate, and schools may enter up to two teams to compete. Specific regional information will be released prior to each event.

Marshall University Regional, Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1Huntington HS Team 1vs.Point Pleasant HS Team 1
2Spring Valley HS Team 1vs.Winfield HS Team 2
3Spring Valley HS Team 2vs.Wahama HS Team 1
4Hurricane HS Team 2vs.Wayne HS Team 2
5Wayne HS Team 1vs.Point Pleasant HS Team 2
6Winfield HS Team 1vs.Huntington HS Team 2

Shepherd University Regional

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1Frankfort HS Team 1vs.Musselman HS
2Frankfort HS Team 2vs.Berkeley Springs HS Team 2
3Petersburg HSvs.Hampshire HS Team 2
4Spring Mills HS Team 2vs.Berkeley Springs HS Team 1

West Virginia University Regional

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1John Marshall HSvs.Brooke HS Team 2
2Cameron HS Team 2vs.University HS Team 2
3Morgantown HS Team 1vs.University HS Team 1
4Cameron HS Team 1vs.Brooke HS Team 1
BYEMorgantown HS Team 2

West Virginia State University Regional

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1Poca HS Team 1vs.George Washington HS Team 1
2Ripley HS Team 2vs.Charleston Catholic HS Team 1
3Charleston Catholic HS Team 2vs.Ripley HS Team 1
4George Washington HS Team 2vs.Saint Albans HS
5Buffalo HSvs.Sissonville HS Team 2

Fairmont State University Regional

Friday, March 8, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1Weir HS Team 1vs.Williamstown HS Team 2
2Weir HS Team 2vs.Bridgeport HS Team 2
3Williamstown HS Team 1vs.Paden City HS Team 1
4Liberty HS Team 2vs.Lewis County HS Team 2
5Liberty HS Team 1vs.Paden City HS Team 2
6Grafton HS Team 1vs.Lewis County HS Team 1
7Doddridge County HSvs.Grafton HS Team 2

Concord University Regional

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1PikeView HS Team 1vs.James Monroe HS Team 2
2James Monroe HS Team 1vs.Greenbrier West HS Team 2
3Greenbrier West HS Team 1vs.Greenbrier East HS Team 2
4PikeView HS Team 2vs.Bluefield HS
5Mingo Central HS Team 1vs.Summers Co. HS
(L-R) Concord University Mascot, Coach Ashley Mann, Elizabeth Adkins, Captain Madison McMillion, Bryceson Whitt, Cole Thomas, and Concord University President Dr. Kendra Bogges. Photo taken after regional round victory at Concord University on Feb. 18, 2023.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/Logan Regional

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9 a.m.

Round 1Team Namevs.Team Name
1Scott HS Team 2vs.Sherman HS Team 1
2Westside HS Team 1vs.Shady Spring HS Team 2
3Wyoming East HS Team 2vs.Tug Valley HS Team 2
4Westside HS Team 2vs.Wheeling Park HS Team 1
5Wheeling Park HS Team 2vs.Logan HS Team 1
6Wyoming East HS Team 1vs.Logan HS Team2
7Scott HS Team 1vs.Shady Spring HS Team 1

Finale – West Virginia Culture Center, Charleston

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 9 a.m.

About Academic Showdown

The Academic Showdown is a partnership between the WVDE, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC), West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History.

Learn more about the Academic Showdown by visiting the Academic Showdown page.

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