MENOMONIE – Boyceville Middle School earned medals in 19 out of 23 events plus one of the audit events and three state championship gold medals on their way to their highest team finish in school history, scoring only 100 points over all 23 events. Boyceville High School’s Science Olympiad team earned medals in 14 out of 23 events at the state tournament this past weekend at UW-Stout on their way to a fourth place overall finish.
State Championships were earned sophomores Connor Sempf and Brady Helland in Aerial Scramble, seventh grades Parker Coombs and Caden Wold in three events: Aerial Scramble, Battery Buggy, and Boomilever, as well as the trial event Aerodynamic Challenge, junior Austin Hatfield and freshman John Klefstad in the trial event Aerodynamic Challenge, Sempf in the trial event Duct Tape Challenge, and seventh graders Treylin Thorson and Taheton Downey in the trial event Duct Tape Challenge.
State runner-up silver medals were earned by Sempf and Helland in Boomilever, junior Cade Klefstad and sophomore Nathan Corr in Mission Possible, Helland and Corr in Wright Stuff, senior Jaden Reisimer and junior Steven Rasmussen in Boomilever, eighth grader Peter Wheeldon and freshman Luke Becker in Dynamic Planet, freshman Elijah Farrell and seventh grader Zach Kersten in Elastic Launch Gliders, freshmen Shiloh Wheeldon, Kayden Benson, and sixth grader Lauren Becker in Experimental Design, Farrell and freshman Logan Windsor in Mystery Architecture, Shiloh Wheeldon and Benson in Potions & Poisons, eighth grader Andrea Jensen and seventh grader Taheton Downey in Boomilever, Peter Wheeldon in the trial event Aerodynamic Challenge, and Peter Wheeldon and seventh grader Becca Wyss in the trial event Duct Tape Challenge.
Bronze medals were earned by juniors Noelle Wheeldon and Jasmine Windsor in Dynamic Planet, Jasmine Windsor and senior Sarah Kapsner in Forensics, Cade Klefstad and Corr in Geocaching, Corr and Sempf in Mousetrap Vehicle, Hatfield and freshman Cody Harmon in Boomilever, Corr and Helland in the trial event Duct Tape Challenge, Shiloh Wheeldon and Lauren Becker in Crime Busters, Kersten and Peter Wheeldon in Geocaching, Luke Becker and sixth grader Levi Becker in Solar System, John Klefstad in Boomilever, and Kersten in the trial event Aerodynamic Challenge.
Fourth place medals were earned by juniors Ana Evenson, Caitlyn Pelikan, and Jasmine Windsor in Experimental Design, junior Rachel Becker and Pelikan in Food Science, Noelle Wheeldon and Pelikan in GeoLogic Mapping, senior Mark Timper, junior Emma Bygd, and Evenson in Protein Modeling, Reisimer and Rasmussen in Wright Stuff, Farrell and Luke Becker in Density Lab, Kersten and Peter Wheeldon in Road Scholar, and Kersten and Farrell in Roller Coaster.
Fifth place medals were earned by senior Brandon Nunnery, sophomore Grace Edlin, and Evenson in Code Busters, Reisimer and Rasmussen in Mousetrap Vehicle, Lauren Becker and seventh grader Mariah Marvin in Anatomy & Physiology, Benson and Logan Windsor in Herpetology, Luke Becker and Lauren Becker in Meteorology, and seventh grader Brady Mast and Thorson in Aerial Scramble.
Sixth place medals were earned by Timper and Evenson in Anatomy & Physiology, Levi Becker and Logan Windsor in Amazing Mechatronics, Shiloh Wheeldon and Benson in Disease Detectives, and Coombs and Peter Wheeldon in Thermodynamics.
“This was one of the most exciting and memorable state tournaments I have ever been a part of” said Boyceville Science Olympiad Head Coach Andy Hamm. “We have finished third or fourth numerous times and it is so exciting to finish as an overall team state tournament runner-up for the first time ever! The students have worked so hard and I am so proud of all of their accomplishments.”
Boyceville would like to thank the Hostetter Family and 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 2019 Wisconsin High School Science Olympiad State Tournament
|23||St. Croix Central||507|
|25||West Bend West||537|
|45||Madison La Follette||871|
|46||Madison Country Day||938|
Final Results of the 2019 Wisconsin Middle School Science Olympiad State Tournament
|7||Sparta Innovations STEM Academy||175|
|8||Evansville JC McKenna||229|
|13||Madison Country Day||291|
|20||Antigo All Saints Catholic School||330|
|25||Verona Badger Ridge and Core Knowledge||488|
|27||Monona Grove Glacial Drumlin||585|