Are You Smarter than a Crusader at Trivia Night V?

IMG_0882On Saturday, August 12, 2017 in the Benson Mall, Brother Martin Trivia Night V tested one’s knowledge of trivia. Miguel Sanchez ’00, James Maumus ’89 and Jeff Maumus ’97 of Challenge Entertainment and Live Trivia hosted this popular event for thirteen teams. They prepared for this night by studying trivia and by placing their ‘thinking caps’ on as they prepared to compete against fellow Crusader alumni, family, and friends. These teams sat on the edge of their seats for six rounds of questions throughout the night as they answered a variety of trivia questions about music, celebrities, history, sports, and more.  There was even a bonus round of Brother Martin trivia questions! This year, “Tom Benson’s Got a Six Pack” (David Farrens ’77Andrew Gaudet ’08, Wesley Lockhart ’74, Ray Gaudet ’76, Dennis Farrens ’66 SA, and Scott Smuck) were crowned champions with “Here for the Crispitos” (Jimmy Ruckert ’03, Brett Mathes ’00, James Ferraro ’01, Taylor Gilbert ’03, George Hoof, and Tony Stauder ’12) finished as runners-up. “Tantric Pumping”(Michael Collins ’88, Craig Gremillion ’88, Vic Landry ’86, Bill Winchester ’88, and  Kraig de Lanzac ’86) surprised the guests by winning the Brother Martin bonus portion of the event as some lucky winner took home cash from the 50/50. Kraig de Lanzac summed up the night by stating that “Trivia Night has become one of my favorite Brother Martin Alumni events.  It’s a casual night in the Benson Mall with food, drink and a fun, spirited trivia competition with a team of friends. Whether you finish as the first-place team or if you are “just there for the crispitos,” Trivia Night is a great time.”

Participants were also treated to some great ‘brain food’ of crispitos (a Crusader favorite), pizza, hot dogs, and beverages which was prepared by Brother Martin Food Services.

Thank you to Missy and Michael Collins ’88 for sponsoring this great event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ricky Nuesslein Close-Up Endowment.

Save the date for the next Trivia Night on Thursday, December 28, 2017!

If you are interested in participating in future Brother Martin Trivia Nights, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504-284-6700 or email

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Trivia Night V Participating Teams:

Team Rieger

Josh Thomas ’97
Angie Thomas
Billy Rieger ’95
Sarah Rieger
Nick Castjohn ’95
Cheryl Castjohn

‘Saders of ’64:

Tom Nenos ’64 SA
Joe Arroyo ’64 SA
Mike Duplantier ’64 SA
Glen Laborde ’64 SA
Bill McNamara ’64 SA
Joan Growl

The Village Idiots

Jeremy Pelegrin ’94
Kelly Gajewski
Ricky Munch ’94
Bridget Munch
Chris Paulin ’85

The Know it Alls

George Hebert ’82
Tim Stewart ’82
Laurie Stewart
Nancy Hebert

Hi, Everybody! Hi, Brother Nick!

Craig Zeller ’02
Shaun Walker ’02
Brian Giandelone ’02
Alex Defraites ’03
Kevin Gootee ’00
Gordan Kuehl ’00

Prost State Professors

Johnny LeBourgeois ’73
Kelly LeBourgeois

Brother Rene’s Paddle

Alan Thriffiley, Jr. ’95
Alan Thriffiley, Sr. ’71
Tim Thriffiley ’82
Joey Larocca ’01
Larry DeFraites

Tom Benson’s Got a Six Pack

David Farrens ’77
Dennis Farrens ’66 SA
Wesley Lockhart ’74
Ray Gaudet ’76
Andrew Gaudet ’08
Scott Smuck

Crusader Golden and Friends

Brother Neal Golden ’57 CJ
Richard Dempsey ’70
Bruce Bivona ’70
Chris Bailey ’86
Sean Brunet ’86
Stephen Tucker

Tantric Pumping

Michael Collins ’88
Craig Gremillion ’88
Vic Landry ’86
Bill Winchester ’88
Kraig de Lanzac ’86


Christine Sanderson
Armand Pepperman
Jeanine Moraitis
Elena Graves

Here for the Crispitos

Jimmy Ruckert ’03
Brett Mathes ’00
James Ferraro ’01
Taylor Gilbert ’03
Tony Stauder ’12
George Hoof

Lonely Island

Joel Maumus ’92
Jennifer O’Keefe
Callie O’Keefe
Aaron Decamp