Boyceville HS defeats Menomonie for only second time ever, MS wins 5th straight invite

The Boyceville High School Science Olympiad defeated local powerhouse program Menomonie for only the second time at any tournament in school history, finishing in third place overall (3rd place in Division 1) this past Saturday at the 7th Annual Boyceville Invite.

 

 Boyceville only finished behind 2013 national qualifiers New Trier (IL) and Mounds View (MN), both of whom finished in the top ten at last spring’s national tournament in Ohio.  Individual event medals were awarded to the top five finishers in each event out of the 30 teams in Division 1, and gold medals were earned by senior Nick Wathke and freshman Luke Timper in both Radio Lab and MagLev, seniors Peter Duerst and Dylan Windsor and junior Hannah Jerrie in Code Busters, and sophomores Maddy Bygd and Brandon Windsor in Roller Coaster.  Silver medals were earned by B. Windsor and senior Clayton Windsor in Invasies, Duerst and D. Windsor in Water Quality, senior Ian Kane and freshman Max Engel in both Scrambler and Elastic Launch Glider, and by Kane and Wathke in Mission Possible.  A fourth place medal were earned by senior Danielle Nelson and Jerrie in Disease Detectives, and fifth place medals were earned by D. Windsor and C. Windsor in entomology and by Duerst and B. Windsor in GeoLogic Mapping.  Critical team points were also earned by junior Nolan Windsor, who paired with Jerrie for a sixth place finish in Forensics.

Boyceville’s other three Science Olympiad teams participated in Division 2, and gold medals were earned by juniors Megan Bird and Lauren Klassen in Forensics, junior Rachal Anderson and freshman Kiel Anderson in Elastic Launch Glider, and K. Anderson and freshman Michael Chich in Roller Coaster.   Silver medals were earned by senior Tanner Johnson-Hetchler and sophomore Andrew Marshall in Geocaching, Marshall and sophomore Wyatt Swenson in Elastic Launch Glider, and sophomores Peyton Hellmann and Samantha Merkel in Roller Coaster.  Bronze medals were earned by sophomore Katie Kegen and Merkel in Radio Lab and senior Kennedy Hellmann and P. Hellmann in Write It, Do It.  Fourth place medals were earned by sophomore Lee Oemig and freshman Alyssa Leslie in GeoLogic Mapping, Oemig and sophomore Alex Kapsner in Rocks & Minerals, sophomore Haley Hanson, Leslie, & Marshall in Code Busters, Johnson-Hetchler & K. Hellmann in Mission Possible, and Swenson and Marshall in Bungee Drop.  Fifth place medals were earned by P. Hellmann and Merkel in Disease Detectives, and Leslie and Oemig in Astronomy.

The Boyceville Middle School Science Olympiad team won the Boyceville Invite tournament title for the fifth consecutive time at the 26-team Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, defeating defending Minnesota state champion Rochester Friedell MS.  Tournament championships were earned by seventh-graders Sarah Kapsner and Mark Timper in Can’t Judge a Powder, ninth-graders Erica Sempf and Tori Kostman in Sounds of Music, eighth-graders Casey Owen and Rian Corr in Boomilever, Corr and eighth-grader Mariah Drury in Helicopter Duration, Sempf,  Tori Kostman, and ninth-grader Abby Kegan in Experimental Design, and Corr and Owen in Rotor Egg Drop.  Silver medals were earned by Sempf and Tori Kostman in Disease Detectives, eighth-graders Emmett Kapsner and Brennan Wheeldon in Road Scholar, and by Corr and Drury in Wheeled Vehicle.  Bronze medals were earned by Owen and eighth-grader Jason Swanepoel in Simple Machines and by B. Wheeldon and E. Kapsner in RoboCross.  Fourth place medals were earned by Owen and Timper in Meteorology and Sempf and Kegan in Write It, Do It.  A fifth place medal was earned by Kegan and Tori Kostman in Dynamic Planet.

Many event medals were earned by the other three Boyceville teams, including bronze medals by eighth-grader Sean Best and sixth-grader Noelle Wheeldon in Boomilever, sixth graders Ana Evenson and Cade Klefstad in Helicopter Duration, Evenson and sixth-grader Tyra Kostman in Write It, Do It, a fourth place medal by Best and N. Wheeldon in RoboCross, and a fifth place medal by eighth graders Mariah Schlottman and Samantha Sorensen in Boomilever.

The Boyceville High School and Middle School Science Olympiad teams are off until January 11th when they will travel to the National Invitational Tournament at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

The Boyceville Science Olympiad program would like to thank People’s State Bank and 3M as well as all of the participating teams and coaches, the custodial staff, the teachers/staff/faculty of the Boyceville Community School District, and all of the other volunteers who made this event possible.

Following are the Final High School Team results of the 7th Annual Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, listed by rank, team and score:

1 – Mounds View (MN) Goats, 54; 2 – New Trier (IL) Blue, 63; 3 – Boyceville Varsity Purple, 142; 4 – Wayzata (MN) A, 192; 5 – Menomonie Maroon, 205; 6 – New Trier (IL) Green, 222; 7 – Medford Red, 224; 8 – Menomonie White, 314; 9 – Mounds View (MN) Teslas, 370; 10 – Mounds View (MN) Darwins, 373; 11 – Wausau West, 381; 12 – Delano (MN), 399; 13 – Apple Valley (MN), 409; 14 – New Richmond Black, 422; 15 – Shell Lake Gold – 431; 16 – Lakeland Union White, 482; 17 – Spring Valley, 490; 18 – Medford Silver, 503; 19 – Boyceville JV-Newton, 508; 20 – Eden Prairie (MN) A, 512; 21 – Medford White, 532; 22 – Mounds View (MN) Mendeleevs, 539; 23 – Wayzata (MN) C, 561; 24 – St. Paul (MN) Central, 568; 25 – Northfield (MN) A, 585; 26 – Medford Black, 587; 27 – Mounds View (MN) Curies, 596; 28 – Rochester Mayo (MN) Green, 599; 29 – Rochester Mayo (MN) Gold, 609; 30 – Elk Mound Orange, 622; 31 – Elk Mound Black, 650; 32 – Menomonie Black, 658; 33 – Denmark, 670; 34 – Boyceville JV-Einstein, 706; 35 – Elk Mound White – 711; 36 – Menomonie Gold, 713; 37 – Eastview (MN) A, 715; 38 – Wayzata (MN) B, 721; 39 – Shell Lake Blue, 738; 40 – Eastview (MN) D, 754; 41 – Elk Mound Silver, 759; 42 – Eastview (MN) B, 790; 43 – Shell Lake White, 796; 44 – New Richmond Orange, 830; 45 – Athens, 832; 46 – Triton (MN), 867; 47 – St. Croix Central, 890; 48 – Eden Prairie (MN) B, 906; 49 – Lakeland Union Black, 937; 50 – Eastview (MN) C, 957; 51 – Glenwood City, 979; 52 – Boyceville JV-Planck, 1080; 53 – Menomonie Aqua, 1165; 54 – Northfield (MN) B, 1180; 55 – Colfax, 1243.

Following are the Final Middle School Team Results – 7th Annual Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, listed by rank, team and score:

1 – Boyceville Varsity-Purple, 120; 2 – Highview (MN) Hawks, 131; 3 – Rochester Friedell (MN) Black, 138; 4 – Chippewa (MN) Whales, 164; 5 – Medford Red, 191; 6 – Chippewa (MN) Squids, 196; 7 – Medford White, 241; 8 – Ft. Atkinson St. Joseph, 254; 9 – Menomonie, 264; 10 – Rochester Friedell (MN) Yellow, 273; 11 – Highview (MN) Raptors, 292; 12 – Spring Valley, 294; 13 – New Richmond Orange, 350; 14 – Providence Academy (MN) B, 425; 15 – Menomonie-Oaklawn, 428; 16 – Providence Academy (MN) A, 436; 17 – New Richmond Black, 456; 18 – Rochester Friedell (MN) Green, 468; 19 – Boyceville JV-Green, 470; 20 – Reedsburg Webb, 483; 21 – Elmwood, 491; 22 – Boyceville JV-Red, 503; 23 – Providence Academy (MN) C, 510; 24 – Providence Academy (MN) D, 522; 25 – Boyceville JV-Blue, 529; 26 – Glenwood City, 553