The 2009 version of the annual throw-down between representatives of all 3 classes and the faculty was a nail biter. It was a raucous crowd of well north of 150, each class with its own color and t-shirts adding to the high energy.
Representing the defending champs class of 2010 were Matt Shechtman, Jackson Parmenter, Rebecca Barban, Paul Grocki, Arthur DeFelice, and Stephanie Koopman. For the 2Ls: Ed Stravato, Drew Redman, Jenn Spavins, Marykate Geary, Jenna Hashway, and Clay Arnett. For the rookies (1Ls): Lawrence Almango, Kristin Fitzharris, Eden Sears, Timothy Grimes, John Whaley, and Matt McClure. The old-timers (i.e., the faculty) were represented by Profs. Courtney Cahill, Emily Sack, Jonathan Gutoff, Kathy Thompson, and Richard Rose; for the first time a slot was reserved for an alum, this year it was Adam Ramos (’06).
The first round (Jeopardy) categories were: Animals; Massachusetts; Potpourri; International Booze; Sports; and Single Name Starz. For Double Jeopardy: Countries; TV; Brand Names; Hair; US Presidents; and Michael Jackson.
All 4 teams were in the hunt going into Final Jeopardy. It was a relatively easy category and answer (“The oldest of the theme parks at Disney World”). All teams nailed the right question (“What is the Magic Kingdom?”) but pinpoint wagering carried the day, with the faculty team edging the upstart 1Ls by a mere dollar. Many thanks to the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for their invaluable logistical work and for James Brown for his technical support.
Here are some pics from that fun evening.