World's largest trivia contest wraps up today

Published: Apr. 14, 2019 at 7:18 PM CDT
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The 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trivia contest ended earlier this afternoon on the campus of UW-Stevens Point (UWSP).

This year more than 8,000 people from around the world participated in the competition. Governor Tony Evers helped kick-off the trivia weekend by declaring the second week of April as State Trivia Weekend.

The trivia contest lasted a total of 54 hours with non-stop questions that are played over the student-run radio station, WWSP 90FM.

The theme of this year's trivia was based off the American TV series, Hawaii 5-0. Students overseeing the contest said the competition went perfectly.

"We have students involved in every aspect of this contest,” explained Amber Hederer, who is a Junior at UWSP. “Students have been preparing for this event all semester and we were finally able to watch something of this magnitude come together.”

The winners of this year’s contest will be announced later in the week.