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The Boyceville High School Science Olympiad teams earned the team championship trophy in Division 2 at the 9th Annual UW-River Falls Border Battle Science Olympiad Invitational for only the second time since 2014, with Division 2 comprised of schools with less than 950 students in grade 9-12.
The varsity team was led by gold medal winners Brady Helland and Connor Sempf in Boomilever, Ana Evenson and Shiloh Wheeldon in Disease Detectives, Evenson, Sempf, and Jasmine Windsor in Experimental Design, Windsor and Shiloh Wheeldon in Forensics, Noelle Wheeldon and Shiloh Wheeldon in GeoLogic Mapping, Sempf and Nathan Corr in Gravity Vehicle, Grace Edlin and Corr in Ping Pong Parachute, and Cade Klefstad and Sempf in Robo Cross.
Silver medals were earned by Windsor and Noelle Wheeldon in Dynamic Planet, Klefstad and Corr in Geocaching, Sempf and Luke Becker in Horticulture, Helland and Edlin in Ornithology, Helland and Corr in Wright Stuff, and Evenson and Klefstad in Write It, Do It, as well as Lacota Brown and Madison Andrews in Boomilever.
Bronze medals were earned by Klefstad and Corr in Detector Building, Klefstad and Helland in Machines, Corr and Wheeldon in Mystery Design, Luke Becker and Rachel Becker in Solar Power, Rachel Becker and Noelle Wheeldon in Water Quality, and Greg Moore and Elijah Farrell in Gravity Vehicle and Elijah Farrell and Elena Merino in Ping Pong Parachute.
Fourth place medals were earned by Jasmine Windsor, Evenson, and Shiloh Wheeldon in Protein Modeling as well as Libby Bygd and Ali Ruhnke in Horticulture.
“This was a very exciting tournament at River Falls this year and the outcome was really uncertain right through the last event” said Boyceville Science Olympiad Head Coach Andy Hamm. “Our kids worked really hard all day to do as well as they could in each event as we thought it would be close with Belleville, as they are a great program with great depth this year. It was also exciting to beat three state champions in Lincoln (NE), Legacy (ND), and Mounds View (MN). We will continue to work hard to improve and look forward to the great experience in Ohio next weekend.”
Boyceville Science Olympiad will next be in action at the Solon Ohio Invitational on February 1st followed by the Middle School Regional Tournament at home on February 15th. Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.
Final Results of the 9th Annual UW-River Falls Science Olympiad Invitational
|2||Boyceville Varsity Purple||S||150|
|5||Eden Prairie A (MN)||L||214|
|8||Legacy (Bismarck) (ND)||L||252|
|9||Wayzata A (MN)||L||255|
|10||Rochester Mayo A (MN)||L||262|
|11||Mounds View Green (MN)||L||283|
|12||Eastview Lightning (MN)||L||311|
|14||Lakeville South (MN)||L||365|
|15||Mounds View Mustangs (MN)||L||384|
|16||Bloomington Kennedy Gold (MN)||L||437|
|17||East Ridge High School (MN)||L||468|
|18||Bloomington Kennedy Blue (MN)||L||474|
|19||New Richmond Black||S||490|
|21||Eastview Thunder (MN)||L||508|
|23||Rochester John Marshall (MN)||L||605|
|24||Bloomington Jefferson B (MN)||L||613|
|25||Wayzata B (MN)||L||616|
|30||Bloomington Jefferson A (MN)||L||658|
|33||Elk Mound Orange||S||713|
|34||Apple Valley (MN)||L||720|
|37||Eden Prairie B (MN)||L||774|
|38||Blake Polar Bears (MN)||S||823|
|39||Minnetonka A (MN)||L||855|
|40||Waseca Gold (MN)||S||866|
|44||Spring Lake Park A (MN)||L||898|
|45||Blake Sun Bears (MN)||S||962|
|46||Minnetonka B (MN)||L||964|
|48||St. Michael – Albertville (MN)||L||1004|
|49||Lakeville North (MN)||L||1010|
|50||Elk Mound Black||S||1013|
|51||St. Croix Central A||S||1034|
|53||Chippewa Falls Red||L||1103|
|54||Rochester Mayo B (MN)||L||1146|
|56||St. Croix Central B||S||1251|
|57||Irondale B (MN)||L||1253|
|58||Spring Lake Park B (MN)||L||1258|
|59||Chippewa Falls White||L||1272|
|62||Waseca Blue (MN)||S||1386|