2019-2020 Academic Challenge Weekly Results

Academic Challenge is back in 2022!

We are proud to announce that with the help of Title Sponsor the Nordson Corporation, Academic Challenge is back for the 2021-2022 season!

For the health and safety of all involved, we ended the 2019-2020 season early due to the pandemic, and for the first time in Academic Challenge's 52-year history, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 season.

News 5's Rob Powers will be hosting a full 21-episode episode season of Northeast Ohio's high school quiz competition.

Schedule and results for the 2021-2022 season:

See the tentative air date schedule and weekly results for the current season here.

The first episode is now scheduled to air on Saturday, Feb. 12. Please note that the air date schedule is subject to change.

Episodes and results from the 2019-2020 season:

You can watch episodes and view results from the 2019-2020 season here.


The Nordson Corporation is the Title Sponsor for the 53rd Season of Academic Challenge! Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson Corporation is a Global manufacturing company of different products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, and other materials.

Nordson has a long and proud history of giving back to the communities where they live and work. As Nordson grows, they continue to positively impact more people each year through volunteering, donations, scholarships and more! The Nordson Corporation Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life in their community, placing a special focus on causes related to education.

Thank you, Nordson, for your support and for making the 53rd Season of Academic Challenge possible!


This year, Academic Challenge will air at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning Feb. 12.


The host of the Academic Challenge is News 5’s own Rob Powers! In addition to seeing Rob anchor News 5’s newscasts every weekday evening and night, you can now watch him host the Academic Challenge!

Ways to watch:

In addition to watching Academic Challenge on TV and here on the Academic Challenge page, you can also catch the show on Roku, Amazon Fire and other streaming devices. Each week's episode will also appear in a playlist below.