Boyceville MS Finishes 6th Overall at Gopher Invite at University of Minnesota

The Boyceville Middle School Science Olympiad finished in sixth place overall out of 27 teams this past Saturday at the challenging Gopher Invitational at the University of Minnesota.

In fact, 22 of the 27 teams came from schools that finished in the top three at their respective state tournaments last spring. Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each of 23 events, and gold medals were earned by freshman Cade Klefstad and eighth grader Brady Helland in Mission Possible, Helland and eighth grader Connor Sempf in Towers, and Cade Klefstad and Sempf in Wind Power. Silver medals were earned by Helland and eighth grader Nathan Corr in Wright Stuff, Corr and Cade Klefstad in both Scrambler and Hovercraft, and seventh graders Trent Peterson and Brittany Buhr in Towers. Bronze medals were earned by seventh graders John Klefstad and Preston Coombs in Hovercraft, Towers, and Scrambler, seventh graders Ali Ruhnke and Buhr in Wind Power, and freshmen Caitlyn Pelikan and Jasmine Windsor in Experimental Design.

Boyceville Middle School’s Science Olympiad team will next be in action at the Wright State Invitational in Dayton, OH on January 28th. Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.

Final High School Team Results – 3rd Annual Gopher Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament

Rank

Team

Score

1

Chippewa (MN) Bonsai

107

2

Menomonie Maroon

111

3

Chippewa (MN) Cacti

128

4

Chippewa (MN) Moss

136

5

Rochester Friedell (MN) Black

160

6

Boyceville Varsity

161

7

Highview (MN) Hawks

204

8

Menomonie White

209

9

Wachter (ND) Titanium

211

10

Chippewa (MN) Bamboo

219

11

Rochester Friedell (MN) Yellow

268

12

Menomonie Gold

291

13

Wachter (ND) Gold

322

14

Wachter (ND) Silver

342

15

Rochester Friedell (MN) Green

365

16

Wachter (ND) Platinum

385

17

Rochester Friedell (MN) Blue

387

18

Boyceville JV-Green

397

19

New Richmond Orange

430

20

Highview (MN) Raptors

432

21

Spring Valley

484

22

Boyceville JV-Yellow

490

23

New Richmond Black

497

24

Bloomington Olson Fireflies

504

25

Boyceville JV-Blue

517

26

Bloomington Olson Salamanders

561

27

Boyceville JV-Red

574