BELLEVILLE – The Boyceville High School Science Olympiad opened the 2019-2020 season last weekend in Belleville with a Division 2 tournament win and fourth place overall team finish out of 40 teams while the middle school team won Division 2 of the middle school tournament and placed fifth overall out of 20 teams, including six teams from 2019 state champion schools.
Gold medals were earned by junior Brady Helland and sophomore Luke Becker in Astronomy, seniors Caitlyn Pelikan and Rachel Becker in Circuit Lab, senior Ana Evenson and sophomore Shiloh Wheeldon in Disease Detectives, S. Wheeldon and senior Jasmine Windsor in Forensics, senior Noelle Wheeldon and S. Wheeldon in GeoLogic Mapping, senior Emma Bygd, Evenson, and J. Windsor in Protein modeling, N. Wheeldon and R. Becker in Water Quality, Helland and sophomore Connor Sempf in Boomilever, junior Nathan Corr and Sempf in Gravity Vehicle, Corr and junior Grace Edlin in Ping Pong Parachute, and Helland and Corr in Wright Stuff.
Silver medals were earned by R. Becker and Edlin in Chemistry Lab, N. Wheeldon and J. Windsor in Dynamic Planet, Pelikan, Evenson, and J. Windsor in Experimental Design, L. Becker and R. Becker in Solar Power, Corr and senior Cade Klefstad in Detector Building, and Klefstad and Sempf in Robo Cross.
Bronze medals were earned by Pelikan and L. Becker in Horticulture, Edlin and Helland in Ornithology, sophomores Madison Andrews and Lacota Brown in Boomilever, and sophomore Elijah Farrell and junior Elena Merino in Ping Pong Parachute.
Fourth place medals were earned by sophomores Libby Bygd, Ella Holden, and Ali Ruhnke in Experimental Design, sophomore Tanner Anderson and Farrell in GeoLogic Mapping, senior Tylor Bowell and junior Logan Wuorenma in Detector Building, Farrell and sophomore Greg Moore-Kamuti in Gravity Vehicle, Moore-Kamuti and sophomore Logan Windsor in Robo Cross, and Pelikan and Sempf in Sounds of Music.
Middle School gold medals were earned by seventh grader Levi Becker and eighth grader Parker Coombs in Circuit Lab, eighth grader Sydney Garbe and seventh grader Lauren Becker in Fossils, eighth graders Becca Wyss and Zach Kersten in Game On, seventh graders Emily Fetzer and Delaney Olson in Horticulture, eighth grader Peter Wheeldon and Coombs in Solar Power, Coombs and eighth grader Caden Wold in Boomilever, sixth grader William Engel and Kersten in Elastic Launch Glider, P. Wheeldon and Kersten in Geocaching, P. Wheeldon and Parker Coombs in Mission Possible, Engel and Wold in Mousetrap Vehicle, and Wold and Coombs in Robo Cross.
Silver medals were earned by Fetzer and Olson in Crime Busters, Garbe and eighth grader Kylie Luedtke in Dynamic Planet, Lauren Becker and eighth grader Mariah Marvin in Heredity, Wyss and Wold in Machines, P. Wheeldon and Kersten in Road Scholar, Wold and Wheeldon in Ping Pong Parachute, and ninth graders Andrea Jensen and Madi Edhlund in Boomilever.
Bronze medals were earned by Wyss and Levi Becker in Density Lab, Lauren Becker and Marvin in Food Science, seventh graders Amber Vandevrede and Makayla Nelson in both Water Quality and Write It, Do It, ninth grader Jacey Guy, Jensen, and Edhlund in Experimental Design, and seventh graders Abigail Bauer and Tayler Drinkman in Heredity.
“It is very challenging getting ready for a tournament this early in the season, but our students did outstanding” said head coach Andy Hamm. “The foundation that the team has placed by preparing for and doing well at such an early tournament will provide more opportunities for success down the road this season, and we are all really excited to see where our teams can stack up in the state this year.”
Boyceville will next be in action at their 13th Annual Boyceville Invitational home tournament next month, followed by invitational tournaments at Medford and UW-River Falls in January. Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.
Final Results of the 3rd Annual Belleville High School Science Olympiad Invitational
High School Results
|1||Marquette University HS A||1||57|
|3||Madison West A||1||86|
|6||Marquette University HS B||1||164|
|8||Madison West B||1||265|
|13||Racine Prairie A||2||360|
|14||Marquette University HS C||1||378|
|15||Beloit Turner A||2||395|
|17||Racine Prairie B||2||414|
|20||Madison Country Day A||2||461|
|21||Madison Country Day B||2||476|
|25||Beloit Turner B||2||545|
|27||Madison West C||1||562|
|33||Marquette University HS D||1||637|
|37||Madison West D||1||785|
Middle School Results
|1||Daniel Wright JHS A (IL)||1||55|
|3||Daniel Wright JHS B (IL)||1||70|
|4||Hawthorn North A (IL)||1||97|
|7||Hawthorn North B (IL)||1||178|
|14||Madison Country Day A||2||347|
|15||Madison Country Day B||2||373|