VES took two teams to the Blacksburg Brain Bowl on Saturday, January 14. After the preliminary rounds, both teams were seeded in the highest bracket for the playoffs—an accomplishment no other school had achieved. Alex Kagan '23 was the 4th highest scoring individual of the tournament and Will Hellewell '26 was the 8th highest scoring individual. The performance of the A Team (Alex Kagan '23, Ryan Crawford '23, Augustus Knebel '24, and Bo Browder '25) earned them a spot at the National competition to be held near Chicago in late April. The B Team (Nikita Prabhu '23, Jane Moore '23, Amogh Thallapragada '24, Rohan Prabhu '26, and Will Hellewell '26) finished just one spot behind the A Team at the end of the tournament. Special thanks to the Crawford family for arranging an ice cream celebration at Sugar Magnolia in Blacksburg following the tournament. Congratulations to all!