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Boyceville Middle School State Third Place Team, HS Team Fourth Overall

THE BOYCEVILLE High School and Middle School teams capped a successful season by finishing fourth in the high school level and third in the middle level at the Wisconsin Science Olympiad State Tournament held this past Saturday, April 23 at UW-Stevens Point. Schools are not separated by size, so small to large schools compete head-to-head. The high school and middle school level teams from Boyceville competed in 23 STEM events each and both medaled in 20 of 23 events. The junior varsity teams were also allowed to participate in this tournament. Most of the Bulldog students earned at least one medal at State. —photo by Steve Duerst

STEVENS POINT – Boyceville Middle School earned medals in 20 of the 23  scored events and six state championship gold medals on their way to the state third place trophy, scoring a near record low 81 points over all 23 events.  Boyceville High School’s Science Olympiad team earned medals in 16 out of 23 events at the state tournament on their way to a fourth place overall finish, marking the team’s 13th consecutive top four finish at the state tournament, taking over the second-longest active streak of consecutive top four team finishes, behind only Menomonie (16). 

State Championships were earned by sophomores Peter Wheeldon and Caden Wold in Ping Pong Parachute, Wold and sophomore Parker Coombs in Robo Cross, sophomores Becca Wyss and Zach Kersten in Wright Stuff, eighth graders Chelsi Holden and Zoey Hellendrung in Bridges, freshman Levi Becker and eighth grader William Engel in Electric Wright Stuff, freshman Lauren Becker and seventh grader Lucy Wheeldon in Food Science, eighth graders Karen Schaff and Loralie West in Geocaching, Engel and Hellendrung in Mousetrap Vehicle, and eighth grader Samantha Stoveren and sixth grader John Stoveren in Robo Cross.

BOYCEVILLE Middle School students Chelsi Holden (left) and Zoey Hellendrung (right) competed in the Bridge event at State. Their bridge weighed about 8 grams and held over 15,000 grams. The duo won the gold as they bested other schools by hundreds of points. —photo by Steve Duerst

State runner-up silver medals were earned by Coombs and Wold in Bridges, Coombs and Kersten in Trajectory, senior Luke Becker and Wyss in WIFI Lab, sophomores Sydney Garbe and Kylie Luedtke in Ornithology, freshman Abigail Bauer in WIFI Lab (JV), freshmen Emily Fetzer and Delaney Olson in both Crime Busters and Horticulture, C. Holden, Hellendrung, and S. Stoveren in Experimental Design, Levi Becker and S. Stoveren in Mission Possible, S. Stoveren and J. Stoveren in Ping Pong Parachute, Engel and C. Holden in Storm the Castle, and sixth graders Isabelle Feeney and Arnold Sudbrink in Bridges (JV).

Bronze medals were earned by Wyss and Coombs in Detector Building, seniors Libby Bygd, Ali Ruhnke, and Ella Holden in Experimental Design, senior Shiloh Wheeldon and Wyss in Forensics, P. Wheeldon and Wold in Gravity Vehicle, Levi Becker and Schaff in Sounds of Music, Fetzer and Olson in Write It, Do It, sixth grader Tim Jackson and Sudbrink in Storm the Castle (JV), and sixth graders Eli Weber and Eli Cole in Bridges (JV).

Fourth place medals were earned by senior Elliona Staves and S. Wheeldon in Disease Detectives, Ruhnke and Bygd in Horticulture, Luke Becker and P. Wheeldon in Its About Time, seniors Madison Andrews and Lacota Brown in both Bridges (JV) and Wright Stuff (JV), Lauren Becker and Olson in Disease Detectives, Lauren Becker and Engel in Rocks & Minerals, and eighth grader Aiden Brown in both Bridges (JV) and Electric Wright Stuff (JV).

Fifth place medals were earned by sophomore Treylin Thorson and Andrews in Gravity Vehicle (JV), Lauren Becker and Fetzer in Anatomy & Physiology, Schaff and Levi Becker in Crave the Wave, and eighth grader Lexi Cole in Bridges (JV).

Sixth place medals were earned by Luedtke and Luke Becker in Astronomy, Peter Wheeldon and Kersten in Geocaching, eighth grader Anna Hafermann and Lauren Becker in Bio-Process Lab, and C. Holden and Hellendrung in Virology.

“Our students have worked so hard and had such determination to succeed, and it was so exciting to get back to having an in-person state tournament with all of the excitement.” said Boyceville Head Coach Andy Hamm.  “I am so happy for our seniors to get one final in-person state tournament for the first time in three years and their hard work all year paid off tremendously.  This was a great end to an exciting season!”

Boyceville would like to thank the entire Boyceville Community and School District for their support of the Science Olympiad program in Boyceville this season.  Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.

Final Results of the 2022 Wisconsin High School Science Olympiad State Tournament

Place School Score

1 Marquette 29

2 Menomonie 120

3 Belleville 127

4 Boyceville 138

5 Slinger 209

6 Beloit Turner 229

7 Medford 238

8 Wausau West 260

9 Cambridge 261

10 Hudson 268

11 Brookfield Central 272

12 Racine Prairie 300

13 Marshfield 308

15 Marshall 346

16 Campbellsport 356

17 Lakeland Union 382

18 Baldwin-Woodville 385

19 Denmark 391

20 Platteville 392

21 Shell Lake 398

22 Sheboygan North 402

23 Athens 420

24 West Bend West 423

25 Evansville 431

26 Kohler 478

27 New Richmond 507

28 Oregon 599

29 Osseo-Fairchild 616

30 Poynette 637

31 Madison Country Day 639

32 Mount Horeb 641

33 Madison Edgewood 682

34 Eleva Strum 731

35 Tomah 795

Final Results of the 2022 Wisconsin Middle School Science Olympiad State Tournament

Place School Score

1 Madison Hamilton 48

2 Menomonie 70

3 Boyceville 81

4 Madison Eagle 105

5 Hudson 117

6 Sparta Innovations STEM 156

7 Madison Country Day 168

8 Platteville 200

9 Evansville JC McKenna 202

10 Mount Horeb 204

11 Loyal 206

12 Johnson Creek 216

13 Campbellsport 246

14 Waunakee 157

15 Hartford 294

16 Medford 296

17 Tomah 352

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