About the National Sports and Entertainment Bee

The National Sports and Entertainment Bee is a buzzer-based pop culture quiz competition for individual students at Nationals. Students do not need prior qualification to take part.

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National Sports & Entertainment Bee


All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

Friday 12/04 7:00pm – 10:00pm Rounds 1-3
Saturday 12/19 9:00pm – 10:00pm Playoffs

Note: There will not be an Elementary School Division for the Sports and Entertainment Bee; all students in grades of 8 and lower will participate in the Middle School division.

2020 Final Results

Middle School Champion – Aarush Zarabi, Bret Harte MS, San Jose, CA


Download the PDFs below for a complete set of the rules for the Elementary and Middle School National Sports and Entertainment Bee.

Rules (PDF)

Playoff Qualification

Students will play 3 preliminary matches, and there will be 1 round of playoffs.

Past Champions

  • 2019 8th Grade Champion: Vaibhav Rangan, Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, CA
  • 2019 7th Grade Champion: Daniel Figueroa, Ransom Everglades School, Miami, FL

  • 2019 6th Grade Champion: Arin Parsa, Challenger Almaden, San Jose, CA

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