Getting to Know You

Stan Dirks

He’s been in BB 25 years, 6 as a player and 19 coaching. His favorite food is Dove Dark Chocolate, his favorite hobby is to travel. His favorite verse is John 17:20-25. He says the best thing about BB is lifelong friends and confidence in Bible Knowledge.

Jim Volf
This is my 8th year in Bible Bowl.  I was really only planning on doing this until Tatum graduated, but I keep getting hooked on all the new kids coming into Bible Bowl and think, “Maybe I’ll wait until THEY graduate.”   I enjoy developing software and movie nights with my family.  When something is difficult, I like to say, “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s the ‘hard’ that makes it great.” The best part of Bible Bowl is watching students really dig into the verses and asking questions during the devotion time to make sure they really understand the text and are not just memorizing it.
I also really enjoy torturing the kids with my Killer Sections.Winning Nationals last year was fun, too!

Robin Dirks

She’s been in BB 14 years, 4 as a player, 10 coaching. Her favorite food as anything sweet and Mexican.
Favorite movie : Too many to choose from.
Favorite book (other than the Bible) : Anything by Lori Wick
Favorite sport : softball/baseball
Favorite hobby : What’s a hobby? 😉
One thing you are really good at : music and arts
Favorite Bible verse : Philippians 4:13
What’s the best thing about Bible Bowl? : Where do I start?
Best memory of Bible Bowl : When I was a player, all the pranks we played on each other. As a coach, a night at Casa Bonita and a thing of honey.
Something most people don’t know about you. : I’m adopted, but no one would ever know looking at my family. That and I apparently have about a million twins in the country.
How Bible Bowl has helped you : Memorization along with knowing more of the Bible than I would otherwise.

Elisa

This is Elisa’s 3rd year as a sponsor! Her favorite food is chocolate (but a close second is Diet Cherry Coke…not sure that counts as a food). Her favorite verse is Jer. 29:11 She doesn’t know what the best part of Bible Bowl is yet. So far, she has only provided kids for the program. (some very smart kids, I might add)

Dawn

This is Dawn’s 1st year as a sponsor, but has been a “Committed Volunteer” for several!

Allen

This is Allen’s 10th year in Bible Bowl!
His favorite food is a crableg and artichoke meal.
Favorite hobby is reading anything by Brandon Sanderson.  Favorite movie is The Princess Bride.  He loves Ultimate Frisbee.
Favorite verse is 1 Timothy 4:12.  He’s an excellent pianist, and plays to relax and unwind.  Especially playing loudly.
The best thing about BB for him was when he and two others sang the answers to the bonus questions at different pitches, and learning God’s word in a community of fellow believers, and learning lots and lots of valuable life lessons.
Awards:
2012 – RMCC 1 3rd place at Nationals

2013 – RMCC 1 13th place at Nationals
2013 – 11th place Nationals Top Brain Test.

2014 – RMCC 1 3rd place at Nationals
2014 – RMCC 1 2nd place Top Brain Team Avg.
2014 – 4th place Nationals Top Brain Test.

2015 – RMCC 1 CCU Tournament Champions
2015 – RMCC 1 Nationals 1st Place Top Brain Team Avg.
2015 – 9th place Nationals Top Brain Test
2015 – RMCC 1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Fletcher

This is Fletcher’s 3rd year in Bible Bowl.
His favorite food is ….
Favorite hobby is ….
Not sure about a saying or verse
The best thing about BB is …..
Awards:
2013 – RMCC 1 13th place at Nationals
2013 – 12th place Nationals Top Brain Test.
2014 – RMCC 1 3rd place at Nationals
2014 – RMCC 1 2nd place Top Brain Team Avg.
2014 – 18th place (tie) Nationals Top Brain Test.

Josh V

This is Josh’s 3rd year in Bible Bowl.
His favorite food are hamburgers, and anything with hot sauce.
Favorite hobby is watching TV.  He also enjoys soccer, reading the Hobbit, playing something called “Magic”, and sword fighting (but not with real swords)
Not sure about a saying or verse
Favorite part of Bible Bowl is the friends he’s made.

Julia

This is Julia’s 7th year in Bible Bowl. Her favorite food is her Mom’s Cooking (good answer!).
Favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
Her favorite sport is ballet, and hobby is crochet.
Her favorite verse is Romans 8:28
She is somewhat geeky about mythology (especially Greek and Roman)
The best thing about Bible Bowl is seeing her friends and learning the Bible at the same time.

Caileigh

This is Caileigh’s sixth year in Bible Bowl.Her favorite food is dessert, and we all know how much she likes Oreo filling.  She loves “Age of Ultron”, karate, and is good at Scratch (@Teslaphoenix45).

Hobby : she loves to read. Her current favorite book is Howl’s Moving Castle.  Her favorite verse: She doesn’t know – all of them are EPIC!!  She has a goal to break a scientific law or go into space.

The best thing about Bible Bowl is the time with friends, and the van rides!

Anna

This is Anna’s sixth year in Bible Bowl
Her favorite movie is “Singing in the Rain”. She doesn’t like music or sports, but she enjoys knitting and reading.  Her favorite verse is John 9:3.   She’s really good at school, and the best thing about Bible Bowl is travelling with friends.

Collin

This is Collin’s sixth year in Bible Bowl.
Favorite Food : Mrs. Gray’s Salad
Favorite Hobby : Soccer
Favorite Book : The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Movie : Star Wars
Favorite Bible Verse : Psalms 4:8
Best thing about Bible Bowl : Fellowship, and the van trips.
You may know know that: “My Haikus are not that good”.

Gary

This is Gary’s fifth year in Bible Bowl.
His favorite food is homemade enchiladas
He loves to play his trumpet, draw, and play basketball.
His favorite verse is Collossians 3:23-24.
His favorite sports are basketball and football.
He enjoys watching “The Office”, and reading “Left Behind”.
He loves the homeless!
The best thing about Bible Bowl is all the friends and fellowship and learning God’s Word!  Also “Getting to know the greatest people in the world!”

Jack

This is Jack’s fifth year in Bible Bowl.
Favorite Food : Steak
Favorite Book Series : Divergent
Favorite movie : Age of Ultron
Favorite Hobby : Cross Country, and he’s very good at it.
Favorite Verse : Luke 1:47
Best thing about Bible Bowl : You get to go to different states all over the country.
Jack does not have a least favorite teacher.

Zach

This is Zach’s sixth year in Bible Bowl, after taking a couple of years off from Beginner Bowl.
His favorite food is Potato Dumplings.
Hobby is Snow Boarding, and he’s very good at it.  He’s also a fly fisherman.
Favorite movie is Mission Impossible 4, and book is Ranger’s Apprentice.
Favorite verse is Luke 23:42-43
Best part of Bible Bowl is the learning and community.

Emma

This Kimi’s fifth year in Bible Bowl.
She loves movies and can’t pick a favorite because there are too many. Her favorite book is “The Book Thief”, and she loves writing as well as reading.  She’s really good at photography, and most people don’t know that her first name is Adriana.  The best part of Bible Bowl to Kimi are the van rides.

Emma

This is Emma’s second year in Bible Bowl, after 3 years in Beginner Bowl.
Her favorite food is Udon.  (烏龍麵, usually written as うどん) is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine. (I had to look it up)
Hobby is Making bows, and sports, of which Softball is her favorite.
Favorite movie is Mazerunner, and book is Percy Jackson.
She is an excellent student who dislikes mushrooms.
Favorite verse is Phillipians 4:13
Best part of Bible Bowl is learning God’s Word.This is Emma doing her “Katie” imitation.

Zane

This is Zane’s second year in Bible Bowl.
His favorite food are burritos.
Hobby is sports and reading
Favorite verse is Phillipians 4:13
Favorite movie is Captain America The Winter Soldier.  He’s a Marvel Fan!
Favorite book is The Mysterious Benedict Society
Favorite sport is Tennis, which is he very good at.
Best part of Bible Bowl are the Round Robins.

Sasha

This is Sasha’s second year in Bible Bowl.
Her favorite food is Tapioca Pudding.
Favorite movie is Inside Out
Favorite sport is Basketball.
Hobby is designing outfits and sketching
Favorite verse is Psalm 150 and John 12:15
Little did you know that Sasha has half siblings.
Best part of Bible Bowl is getting candy and meeting friends

Josh

This is Josh’s second year in Bible Bowl, after 3 years in Beginner Bowl.
His favorite food are burritos!
Hobby is reading and playing the guitar.
Favorite book is Harry Potter 7
He enjoys football.
Favorite verse is John 3:16
He’s very good at math, and Ti Kwon Do
Best part of Bible Bowl is competing and learning scripture.

Jacob

This is Jacob’s second year in Bible Bowl.
Favorite movie is Titanic
Favorite book is the Bible
He loves running Hockey, making Youtube videos, and is pretty good at it!  Although he says he’s not a very good speller.
Best part of Bible Bowl for Jacob is learning about the bible.
Favorite verse is John 3:16

Liza

This is Liza’s first year in Bible Bowl.
Favorite movie is Inside Out (just like her sister)
Favorite book is Dragonology Handbook (is that really a book?)
She loves running foot races, and says her hobby is “Thinking”.
She’s a great “Kid-sitter”, and can sing a song in Luganda and translate it!
She enjoys hanging out at Bible Bowl.
Favorite verse is John 3:16

Josiah

This is Josiah’s first year in Bible Bowl.
Favorite movie : None
Favorite book : The Hobbit
Favorite sport : Baseball
Hobby : Reading
He’s very good at legos and math.

Alumni

Dustin

This is Dustin’s 9th year in Bible Bowl.
Favorite food is rattlesnake meat.
Favorite hobby is scrapbooking, sharpshooting, and dirty bomb construction.
Favorite verse is Acts 2:15
The best thing about Bible Bowl?  JIM VOLF
Awards:
2012 – RMCC 2 5th place Top Brain Team Avg.

2013 – RMCC 2 12th place at Nationals
2013 – 18th place Nationals Top Brain Test.

2014 – RMCC 1 3rd place at Nationals
2014 – RMCC 1 2nd place Top Brain Team Avg.

2015 – RMCC 1 CCU Tournament Champions
2015 – RMCC 1 1st Place Top Brain Team Avg.
2015 – 15th place Nationals Top Brain Test
2015 – RMCC 1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Katie

Including her beginner years, this is her 9th year in BB.
She loves Brownies, yummy, and knitting.
Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
The best thing about BB is van rides and in her words, “I think that says it all.”
Awards:
2012 – RMCC 2 5th place Top Brain Team Avg.

2013 – RMCC 2 12th place at Nationals
2013 – 10th place Nationals Top Brain Test.

2014 – RMCC 1 3rd place at Nationals
2014 – RMCC 1 2nd place Top Brain Team Avg.

2015 – RMCC 1 CCU Tournament Champions
2015 – RMCC 1 1st Place Top Brain Team Avg.
2015 – 9th place Nationals Top Brain Test
2015 – RMCC 1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

12 thoughts on “Getting to Know You

  1. dylan

    ya hes some crazy guy. everybody calls him fife boy. lol. he wears glasses sometimes and likes to mistreat ppl by putting a killer section in the test. 🙂

  2. dylan

    hey! why stop at the rr? why not have him quiz the final round at nats? im sure a lot more ppl would join bb after that. haha lol.

  3. dustin

    haha yeah i can imagine that it would be soo funny. “that is not at ‘tall the right answer” haha

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