The Mankato West Knowledge Bowl team placed 3rd in the Class AA State Competition that was held in Brainerd.   The team is comprised of seniors Lucas Guo and Austin Herold and juniors Afnaan Hashmi and Hans Rupnow.

There are over 1,000 knowledge bowl teams throughout the state and only 24 teams got to compete at the state level in Class AA. Twenty-four also got to compete in class A. This is Mankato West’s best finish at the state level.