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PCC Students Win First-Ever Pajama Bowl

PCC's winning team was comprised of students Ryan Spruill, Matthew Wadford and Jon Upchurch, left to right.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College polysomnography students outdueled their counterparts from Catawba Valley Community College in the championship match of the inaugural State Pajama Bowl last month.

Held in PCC’s Fulford Auditorium, the Pajama Bowl was a team quiz competition that featured teams from Lenoir and Catawba Valley community colleges in addition to the winning squad from Pitt.

According to Bruce Warrender, clinical coordinator of the PCC polysomnography program, the event followed a sleep review seminar and was held, in part, to help students from North Carolina’s polysomnography degree programs prepare for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists sleep registry exam to practice sleep medicine.

The event also gave local sleep technologists (many of whom are PCC graduates) a chance to gain continuing education credits close to home, Warrender said.

He added that each polysomnography degree and certificate program in the state was invited to participate in the Pajama Bowl. Sandhills was scheduled to attend but ended up not making the event, which gave PCC a first-round bye.

In the other semifinal matchup, Catawba Valley topped LCC by a 20-12 count to advance to the final, where they were outscored by a PCC squad comprised of Ryan Spruill, Jonathan Upchurch and Matthew Wadford, 20-5.