For the first time, all registered teams had to take a screening test (via VP with Gallaudet judges) in order to qualify for the Regional competitions. 85 teams registered and 80 teams advanced to the Regional competitions.


2019 Midwest

2019 South

2019 West

2019 East


2019 AB Nationals

Number of Screening Test teams: 85

Number of Regional teams: 77

Number of National teams: 20

National Competition teams:

CSD Fremont

CSD Riverside

EDCO @ Newton North HS

Edmonds Woodway HS (WA)

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind

Indiana SD

John Hersey HS (IL)

Kansas SD

Lexington SD

Maryland SD

Marie Philip School (MA)

Model Secondary SD

New Mexico SD

Oklahoma SD

Pinellas County District (FL)

Rochester SD (NY)

Virginia SDB

Washington SD

Wisconsin SD

W.T. Woodson HS (VA)

Webcast Link for Championship and Third Place matches:

Individual Competition Results:

1st place- Franco Bippus, Sr, Indiana SD

2nd place- Donovan Holmes, Soph, CSD Fremont

3rd place- Josh Brodie, Sr, Kansas SD

4th place- Spencer Willey, Sr, CSD Riverside

National Championship match:

John Hersey High School defeated CSD Riverside, 75-50

Third Place match:

MSSD defeated Indiana SD, 52-42

Sportsmanship Awards:

John Hersey HS

Lexington SD

Most Outstanding Player:

Yael Lenga, Jr, John Hersey HS

National All Stars:

Clark Barrett, Soph, CSD Riverside

Franco Bippus, Sr, Indiana SD

Alicia Chang, Jr, Newton North HS

Tyler Glennon, Sr, Maryland SD

Nathaniel Wilson Jacob, Jr, Model Secondary SD

Christian Taode Ogden, Jr, Virginia SDB

Vipin Suren, Jr, Pinellas County District

Spencer Willey, Sr, CSD Riverside

John Hersey HS Team Roster:

Yael Lenga

Winter Ly

Sergio Romero

History of the National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was established in 1996 under the guidance of Astrid Amann Goodstein, who was then the Executive Director of Enrollment Services at Gallaudet. That year, only six schools participated in what was considered a competition...

Academic Bowl

Resource Type: History

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