Gopi Ramanathan, the U.S. team's 15-year-old captain, told the St. Cloud Times, of Minnesota, that the international competition was unlike any previous geography bee in which he participated.
"We had to take 10 pictures around St. Petersburg that we thought identified the culture of the city," Ramanathan said. "There's nothing like that in the national geo bee."
"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek moderated the final round of the competition, which had the format of a game show.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com