192 High Schools to Compete for the Title of Tri-State Champion
The new season of MSG Varsity’s award winning high school quiz show, “The Challenge”, will feature Blind Brook High School as one of the 192 Tri-State area schools competing for the ultimate prize of Tri-State Champion. The show enters its 16th season of showcasing the best and brightest high school students from the tri-state area.
Blind Brook will compete against 31 other schools from Westchester-Hudson Valley during the Regional Rounds as they look to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs.
“We’re looking forward to another exciting season of ‘The Challenge’,” said Theresa Chillianis, MSG Varsity’s General Manager. “We are proud to provide a unique platform that allows students from the tri-state area to showcase their talents to their schools and communities.”
Back for his fourth season as host of “The Challenge” is Jared Cotter, host of “MSG Varsity’s Talent Show” and a popular semi-finalist from American Idol. Cotter will serve as moderator, testing competing teams on their knowledge of history, arts and literature, current events, math, and science in front of a live studio audience.
“Every year the competition seems to get tougher and I can’t wait for another exciting season of action,” said Jared Cotter. “I love the support the students and schools receive from their communities and how they get into the games while in our studio audience.”
The Blind Brook team is represented by: Stanley Vuong, Alex Lubkin (Captain), Ben Kanfer, Jonathan Newmark and (Alternate) Hunter Goldstein. The academic advisor is Michael McCarvill.
“The Challenge” debuts Sunday, October 28, with a first round match-up airing at 6:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14.
“The Challenge” includes 192 high schools from the entire tri-state area — Long Island (with Nassau and Suffolk as two distinct regions), the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Connecticut. Long Island will be represented by 32 high schools from Nassau County and 32 high schools from Suffolk County. A new match-up can been seen every Sunday through Friday at 6:30 pm, on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14.
Participating schools advance through a series of elimination rounds, with one school in each region being crowned regional champion and winning $2,500 for their school. The winning teams from each region go on to “The Challenge” Championship where they square off in a Tri-State Showdown. The school awarded the title of Tri-State Champion will receive $10,000 in prize money and each student participating in the final “Challenge” Championship game will receive $500.
For more information on “The Challenge,” please log onto www.msgvarsity.com.