Meet your Trivia Masters

Tammy Tran

(Photo by Fanny Lau)

Geneva Wrona

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I am a senior psychology major, art minor. I played Trivia for two years before becoming a Trivia Master.

2. Favorite Trivia question?

The best Trivia question I wrote would definitely be, “What are the two main ingredients in Dick Gar Guy Tong?” The answer, which nobody got, was “Hairy melon and Chicken.”

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Because Trivia Masters get all the babes.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I collect metal lunch boxes. Not because I try to, but because people keep giving them to me as gifts.

Ethan Landes

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

Philosophy major, bio minor [pending], junior. Second year with Trivia.

2. Whats your favorite Trivia memory?

Last year, about 40 hours in, I was on air when one of my questions came up. As I was reading it on air, I realized I had never finished writing the question and it didn’t actually ask anything. I made up the majority of the question while I was reading it.

3.Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Will to power. Also, Trivia Masters have the best t-shirts — so vanity as well.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I have crippling social anxiety when people ask me to be interesting in written form.

Provie Duggan

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I’m a senior anthropology major with a theatre minor. This is my third year as a Trivia Master, but I played my freshmen year with Plantz.

2. What’s your favorite Trivia memory?

This one is really hard, there are so many good ones. If I could pick one from last year though, it would either be when Patrick gave me cornrows for no reason, or tricking everyone into thinking we were doing Star Wars hour with Ethan.

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

I just wanted to try it! I don’t really know, it seemed like the right thing to do, I guess! Also, Trivia Masters get all the chicks.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

This one is hard. I feel like a lot of people know a lot of things about me already! How about… I am undefeated when it comes to VR Trivia tiebreaker rounds. True fact! Also, once I was in a tornado and I fell and got rocks in my knee, and a fat guy almost fell on me!

Kyle Brauer

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I am a choral/general music education, theatre and theatre education major. I’m a super senior. I played Trivia my freshman and sophmore year, and this will be my third year as a Trivia Master.

2. Whats your favorite Trivia memory?

My favorite Trivia memory would have to be shaving off half of my goatee for the Batman Hour Action Question my freshman year.

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

I wanted to become a Trivia Master because I had such a deep rooted love for Trivia, and could only imagine that being a Master would all the more fun!

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I have a tooth with five cusps instead of four. These types of teeth are found in almost no humans and were more commonly found in dinosaurs.

Addy Goldberg

1. What do you study at Lawrence and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I’m trying to start going about self-designing a neuroscience and music major, but if that doesn’t pan out it’ll just be psychology. I’m a sophomore. Two years of Mastery.

2. Favorite Trivia question?

Well I’ve written some pretty good ones for this year, but last year’s “What word was forgotten by John Peel as he introduced Melt Banana for the first time on his show” was a pretty good one. I came up with it on the spot. The answer is “pilot.”

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

I saw a poster that had a zombie armadillo on it, and then I found myself lacking sleep for a weekend. I still have the poster. Trivia Masters get all the posters.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I’ve got an unhealthy obsession with adhesives.

Maija Anstine

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I am a super senior majoring in English and viola performance. This is my second year as a Trivia Master, and I dedicated my freshman year to the ever-fearless Morgan Freeman team.

2. Favorite Trivia question?

All of Viola Hour. Too bad we won’t have one this year.

3.Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

I thought that I was funnier than everyone else on campus.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I’m almost hyper-flexible.

Travis Thayer

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

Physics major with a pseudo-jazz-emphasis minor. I’ve been playing since I was a freshman two years ago.

2. Favorite Trivia question?

There was something about how many minutes you could survive in the wild after kicking a bear in the balls. I was entertained.

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Because Trivia Masters get all the babes.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

When I was nine I fell off of my pogo stick and fractured my skull. It required many stitches.

Ian Terry

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I am a sophomore trumpet performance major. I played some Trivia last year. That is all.

2. Favorite Trivia question?

I wrote it. You’ll find out.

3.Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Cause Trivia Masters get all the babes, or something like that? Also, Addy Jerome Goldberg MCMXCII.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I am a Trivia Master. I believe that most people do not know that.

Micah Price

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I’m a sophomore math/philosophy double major. I played it last year for most of the 50 hours.

2. Whats your favorite Trivia memory?

My most memorable moment was trying to vogue. I did not vogue well. That’s what made it memorable.

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Because Triva Masters get all the babes.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I was on a team that went to an International Improv competition and didn’t take last place. And I’m left-handed.

Chris Mlynarczyk

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I’m a senior viola performance major. I played Trivia for Plantz three years in a row and, feeling that my work was done after a victory last year, decided to make the switch to Trivia Master.

2. Whats your favorite Trivia memory?

Definitely acting out the
team name “Statutory Crepe” with Barry Tikalsky for an action question with Avi Steiner as “The Spanish Inquisition.” I think there are some pretty incriminating photos from that one.

3.Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Because Trivia Masters get all the babes.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

I only have one kidney.

Nicholas Paulson

1. What do you study at Lawrence, and how long have you been involved with Trivia?

I’m a junior physics major with a music minor. I’ve played Trivia since I was a freshman two years ago.

2. Whats your favorite Trivia memory?

Being a phone answerer and writing down jam team names. So many puns!

3. Why did you want to become a Trivia Master?

Because Trivia Masters get all the babes. Also, answering questions is hard, and I lack skills. Asking them is easier.

4. Fun fact about yourself?

Last term I was quarantined for two and a half weeks because I had MRSA.

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