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Tanner Bouchie


Tanner Bouchie

Vincennes Free Methodist Church
Vincennes, IN
Quizzed 2002 - 2009
Inducted 2014

Bio

Notable Results

  • 2006 - 1st in Young Teen Veteran team competition 
  • 2006 - 1st in Young Teen Veteran individual competition
  • 2007 - 2nd in Senior Teen Veteran team competition
  • 2008 - 1st in Senior Teen Veteran team competition 
  • 2008 - 2nd in Senior Teen Veteran individual competition
  • 2009 - 1st in Senior Teen Veteran team competition
  • 2009 - 1st in Senior Teen Veteran individual competition

Favorite Scripture

"You see, at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:6-8

Questions & Answers
What were the highlights of your quizzing years?

Without a doubt, my favorite and most memorable competitive moments were the final rounds in 2008 and 2009 for the privilege to take home the Alpha Omega trophy. Both years, Vincennes quizzed against a very strong team from Marion, Iowa. Both years also required superfinal rounds to determine the champion.

In the superfinal round of 2008, Marion led Vincennes by a score of 140 to 120 going into question number 14, meaning Vincennes needed to earn the points for both of the remaining questions to win. I pre-jumped on question number 14 and completed the question in a very complicated way, making my completion a cross-book question. The quizmaster took several minutes considering my completion, which seemed like hours to me. Eventually, I was allowed to answer my question, and I used every bit of my 20 seconds to answer my question successfully. With the score tied, Vincennes correctly answered the final question, winning the superfinal round.

In 2009, Vincennes and Marion met again in the final rounds, and Marion beat Vincennes by a large margin in the first matchup. In superfinals, a very close quiz ended with Vincennes ahead, which resulted in a second championship.

Another memorable day was the double-elimination tournament at denominational quiz finals in 2007. On that day, the Vincennes Senior Team Veteran team quizzed a total of eight tournament rounds, including six consecutive elimination rounds, ultimately finishing the tournament in 2nd place behind an impressive team from Indianapolis Aldersgate

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

Quizzing allowed me a healthy, intellectual, and spiritually-fulfilling way to exercise my competitive spirit. Not only did was the memorization of scripture itself a blessing, but quizzing connected me to a large number of people who positively impacted me as well.

What difference has quizzing made in your life to this day?

The systematic memorization of God's Word has created foundation on which the rest of my life sets. Knowing both the content and context of books of the Bible has allowed me to stand strong in my faith, and it has also challenged me to continuously dig deeper into scripture and examine my faith.

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates, even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

Furthermore, through quizzing, I have met many people whom I consider lifelong friends. Fellow quizzers, coaches, quizmasters, and even some quizzing spectators have impacted my life. This ministry was a blessing to me when I was a teenager, and it has continued to bless me today.

Are you presently involved in Bible quizzing in any way? If so, how?

I quizmaster frequently at quiz meets in Indiana. I have occasionally served as a quizmaster at denominational quiz finals.

What ministries are you currently doing? How are you presently active in serving the Lord?

While in law school, I have been actively involved with the Christian Legal Society, working to build up my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. At my church, I serve in ministries wherever there is opportunity, most recently assisting with a Vacation Bible School.