Monday, April 26, 2010

Rankings going into Quarter Finals

  1. Arizona
  2. Kansas
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Florida
  5. North Dakota
  6. Maryland
  7. South Carolina
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Pennsylvania
  11. Hawaii
  12. New Jersey
  13. Delaware
  14. Washington
  15. Connecticut
  16. Illinois
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Vermont
  19. Missouri
  20. Minnesota
  21. Kentucky
  22. Indiana
  23. Virginia
  24. New York
  25. Tennessee
  26. Nebraska
  27. Ohio
  28. Oklahoma
  29. Texas
  30. Alabama
  31. District of Columbia
  32. California

Semi-finalists are in!

Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, and North Dakota have advanced to the semi-finals!

Starting at 9 am Eastern Tuesday, you can watch the teams compete live online! Hosted by MSNBC's Consumer Man Herb Weisbaum, Kansas and Maryland will face off at 9 am, with Arizona vs. North Dakota following.

Check out the action at!

Quarter finals underway!

The 8 quarter finalist teams are competing now, in today's last set of matches, to determine who will go on to the semi-finals tomorrow!

Arizona vs. Rhode Island
Kansas vs. South Carolina
New Hampshire vs. Maryland
Florida vs. North Dakota

Check back here this afternoon to meet our semi-finalists, and don't forget to watch them compete live tomorrow AM starting at 9 Eastern at

The 2010 National LifeSmarts Championship has all teams competing seven times at Nationals this year. More teamwork, more knowledge, and more learning happening than ever before -- and, as a result, teams have the possibility of earning more points.

Storm's a-brewin' ...

... literally and figuratively in Miami Beach!

Rain is coming down in sheets outside, which means our fabulous pool party this evening (thank you, American Express, for sponsoring this event!) will likely be relocated to the Starlight Ballroom on the 18th floor, which boasts a tremendous view of the ocean and city. On the first floor, competition rooms are filled with tension. Teams in contention for the Quarter Finals (those ranked in the top 8 by mid-day today) are checking out the competition, figuring out who they'll be up against next, and doing some last-minute studying.

Check back for news about the Quarter Finalists this afternoon!