RIVER FALLS – The Boyceville High School Science Olympiad teams earned the runner-up team trophy in Division 2 at the 8th Annual UW-River Falls Border Battle Science Olympiad Invitational, with Division 2 comprised of schools with less than 950 students in grade 9-12.
The varsity team was led by gold medal winners Mark Timper and Brandon Nunnery in Anatomy & Physiology, Jasmine Windsor and Luke Becker in Dynamic Planet, Sarah Kapsner and Rachel Becker in Food Science, Cade Klefstad and Nathan Corr in Mission Possible, Sarah Kapsner and Brandon Nunnery in Water Quality, and Austin Hatfield and Cody Harmon in Boomilever.
Silver medals were earned by Luke Becker and Brady Helland in Astronomy, Helland and Connor Sempf in Boomilever, Windsor, Timper, and Emma Bygd in Experimental Design, Corr and Sempf in Mousetrap Vehicle, Timper, Windsor, and Emma Bygd in Protein Modeling, Corr and Helland in Wright Stuff, and Shiloh Wheeldon and Kayden Benson in Herpetology.
Bronze medals were earned by Helland and Sempf in Aerial Scramble, Timper and Luke Becker in Disease Detectives, Kapsner and Windsor in Forensics, and Corr and Klefstad in Geocaching.
Fourth place medals were earned by Timper and Rachel Becker in Circuit Lab, Timper and Emma Bygd in Designer Genes, Hatfield and Harmon in Aerial Scramble, Libby Bygd, Ella Holden, and Ali Ruhnke in both Experimental Design and Protein Modeling, and Oscar Wyss and Cody Harmon in Mousetrap Vehicle.
“Our students did a great job of preparing and competing in a very busy part of the season” said Boyceville Science Olympiad head coach Andy Hamm. “This was a very large, competitive tournament and our students did an outstanding job of placing very high despite our very small school size, especially in comparison to many of the schools in attendance. We had several students gone for this tournament and the rest of the team did a wonderful job of stepping up and giving their best effort. I was particularly impressed with the three middle school students who earned medals at this large, high school tournament.”
Boyceville High School will next be in action at the Solon Ohio Invitational on February 2nd followed by the Middle School Regional Tournament at home on February 16th. Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.
Final Results of the 8th Annual UW-River Falls Science Olympiad Invitational
|2||Mounds View (MN)||L||129|
|3||Rochester Mayo (MN)||L||154|
|8||Boyceville Varsity – Purple||S||245|
|11||Mounds View (MN) JV||L||300|
|12||Bloomington Kennedy (MN)||L||338|
|14||Lakeville South (MN)||L||445|
|16||Apple Valley (MN)||L||452|
|17||Bloomington Jefferson (MN)||L||461|
|21||Rochester John Marshall (MN)||L||491|
|22||Eastview (MN) JV||L||500|
|23||Spring Lake Park (MN)||L||510|
|24||Eden Prairie (MN)||L||522|
|26||Wayzata (MN) JV||L||524|
|27||Legacy (Bismark) (ND)||S||531|
|31||Bloomington Jefferson (MN) JV||L||572|
|32||St. Croix Central A||S||624|
|37||Eden Prairie (MN) JV||L||682|
|38||Blake (MN) JV||S||684|
|40||St. Michael – Albertville (MN)||L||716|
|45||Lakeville North (MN)||L||788|
|47||St. Croix Central JV||S||802|
|49||Bloomington Kennedy (MN) JV||L||898|
|50||Chippewa Falls JV||L||906|
|51||Rochester Mayo (MN) JV||L||944|
|52||Shell Lake JV||S||1018|
|53||Minnetonka (MN) JV||L||1087|
|55||Elk Mound JV||S||1188|
|56||New Richmond JV||S||1201|
|57||Waseca (MN) JV||S||1201|
|58||Spring Lake Park (MN) JV||L||1322|
|59||Apple Valley (MN) JV||L||1364|