Saint Ignatius High School

Brain Brawl

In this day-long Academic Challenge style event, teams of 7th and 8th grade boys and girls battle for the Fr. Larry Ober, S.J. Cup of Knowledge. No other event brings together the best grade schools in the area for one day only to compete for the title of “City Champions.”

Brain Brawl is free and is open to any area grade schools. To participate, schools need to have moderators and form competitive teams of 7th and 8th grade boys and girls (4-person teams, any mix of girls, boys, 7th or 8th graders is fine, subs are allowed, too – most schools usually bring two subs).  

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with an Academic Challenge style competition. Teams compete and the championship round will take place around 3 p.m. This year, 32 teams competed and a good time was had by all.

Lunch and snacks are provided for competitors and coaches alike, and all coaches and competitors receive a t-shirt designed by the Saint Ignatius Fine Arts Department. The winner of the Brain Brawl gets to display the prestigious Fr. Ober, S.J. “Cup of Knowledge” on its campus for one year.

If your school is interested, please contact Mr. O’Rourke at for more information.