From left, Connor Boles, Amanda Rorabaugh, Simone Benscher, and Mateo Galvis at the 2017 Champions Trophy Case Competition in Auckland, New Zealand.

Heavener School wins 2017 Champions Trophy Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four Heavener School students won the Champions Trophy Case Competition on Jan. 29-Feb. 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the University of Florida’s second time winning the competition in the last three years.

Simone Benscher, Connor Boles, Mateo Galvis, and Amanda Rorabaugh came out on top of a group that included teams from 12 universities around the world. Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania, and the United States were all represented at the competition.

The University of North Carolina finished in second while the University of Southern California came in third. They were joined by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Florida as the four finalists. The other participants in the competition were the University of Alberta, the University of Auckland, Copenhagen Business School, Indiana University, Maastricht University, McGill University, National University of Singapore, and Thammasat University.

Teams earned their way to the competition based on the results from case competitions in 2016.

The event brings together top undergraduate case competition universities for a week-long event in New Zealand. It challenges participants to develop their analytical, teamwork, and communication skills across a range of business scenarios. It also provides opportunities for networking, team building and valuable experiences outside the competition throughout the week in New Zealand.