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TOP TIER US QUIZZER TO COACH LIBERIAN TEAM

MONROVIA 13 October 2021 --The Toutant Intellectual Competition Fund (TICF - toutanticfund.org) has engaged with Jakob Myers to provide coaching to the Liberian Quiz Team in the days leading up to the 2nd Quiz Olympiad (quizolympiad.com) taking place in Krakow, Poland November 11-14, 2021. Myers, a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a triple major in History, Arabic, and Geographic Information Systems placed #11 overall in the 2021 World Quizzing Championship. In the Quiz Bowl realm, Jakob was the Top Scorer at the 2019 Academic Competition Federation (ACF) Nationals and 2017 High School National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT). Myers was a member of the championship team for the 2019 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship and the 2016 and 2017 International Quiz Bowl National All-Star Academic Tournaments.


"I am excited for this opportunity to help get Team Liberia into top competition shape and make Africa's debut in the Quiz Olympiad one to remember.," said Jakob, who will travel to Liberia in October for coaching, and then with the team to the Olympiad in Poland.


Phil Dixon, the captain of the Liberian team notes "The thoughtfulness of TICF in identifying such a skillful individual to strengthen our preparation tells us that this bequest is not merely for token participation but instead true partnership and exchange. The support of TICF to Liberia’s debut appearance at the Olympiad is definitely the best thing that has happened to quizzing in post-war Liberia and reverberates across the quizzing landscape of our continent.”


ABOUT LIKE: Liberia Institute for Knowledge and Excellence is the local affiliate of the International Quizzing Association (IQA) which conducts multiple local quizzing competitions and syndicates global ones to include the World Quizzing Championship and Quizzing 101.


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