MENOMONIE – Boyceville’s High School Science Olympiad team finished as the Science Olympiad West Regional Runner-Up team on Saturday, earning medals in 23 events and scoring 48 points. Regional championship gold medals were earned by sophomores Brady Helland and Connor Sempf in Aerial Scramble, juniors Jasmine Windsor and Noelle Wheeldon in Dynamic Planet, senior Sarah Kapsner and junior Rachel Becker in Food Science, junior Cade Klefstad and sophomore Nathan Corr in both Geocaching and Mission Possible, Wheeldon and Becker in GeoLogic Mapping, Corr and Sempf in Mousetrap Vehicle, juniors Ana Evenson and Tyra Kostman and senior Mark Timper in Protein Modeling, and senior Jaden Reisimer and junior Steven Rasmussen in Boomilever.
Regional runner-up silver medals were earned by Helland and Windsor in Astronomy, Helland and Sempf in Boomilever, Timper and Becker in Circuit Lab, senior Brandon Nunnery, Evenson, and sophomore Grace Edlin in Code Busters, Evenson, Windsor, and Timper in Experimental Design, Nunnery and Kapsner in Thermodynamics, Nunnery and Wheeldon in Water Quality, Corr and Helland in Wright Stuff, Reisimer and Rassmussen in both Aerial Scramble and Wright Stuff, and junior Austin Hatfield and sophomore Cody Harmon in Boomilever.
Bronze medals were earned by Timper and Kostman in Designer Genes, Kapsner and Windsor in Forensics, Edlin and Kostman in Herpetology, Sempf and Wheeldon in Sounds of Music, Rasmussen and Reisimer in Mousetrap Vehicle, and senior Cholponai Batyrbekova and freshman Ali Ruhnke in Protein Modeling.
Fourth place medals were earned by Timper and Evenson in Anatomy & Physiology, Wheeldon and Becker in Chemistry Lab, sophomore Tanner Anderson in Sounds of Music, Hatfield and sophomore Logan Wuorenma in Aerial Scramble, and sophomore Hunter Chovan and freshman Oscar Wyss in Thermodynamics.
“Our students had an outstanding day” said Boyceville Head Coach Andy Hamm. “To qualify our JV tournament for the state tournament is a great achievement considering the tough competition, and our varsity team did a great job finishing in 2nd overall at a very tough regional competition.”
Boyceville would also like to extend a congratulations and thank you to Menomonie High School for hosting the 2019 West Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.
Final Team Results – WI West Regional Tournament – HS Division – Varsity Teams Only (Div C)
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