MEDFORD – The Boyceville Middle and High School Science Olympiad teams competed at the inaugural Medford Invitational Tournament this past Saturday, with the Middle School team defeating Menomonie Middle School on a tie-breaker and the High School team earning the runner-up trophy.
The high school team was led by Noelle Wheeldon and Nathan Corr who both earned five medals, Ana Evenson who earned four medals, and Mark Timper, Cade Klefstad, and Emma Bygd who earned three medals. Other members of the varsity team who also earned medals and critical team points included Sarah Kapsner, Brandon Nunnery, Caitlyn Pelikan, Jasmine Windsor, Rachel Becker, Brady Helland, Grace Edlin, and Connor Sempf.
Boyceville Middle School’s varsity team earned medals in 24 out of 28 events, and won the gold medal in 13 events, both of which are new school records. Boyceville Middle School also scored a record low score of 44 points. The middle school team was led by Elijah Farrell, who earned a school-record six gold medals. Shiloh Wheeldon, Luke Becker, Kayden Benson, Peter Wheeldon, and Zach Kersten earned five medals, while Logan Windsor, Caden Wold, and Parker Coombs earned four medals. Other students earning medals for Boyceville Middle School’s varsity team included Levi Becker, Lauren Becker, and Mariah Marvin.
“I am really proud of all of the hard work of all of our students, and was particularly impressed by the team’s success in the test events” said Boyceville Head Coach Andy Hamm. “This is the first time our middle school team has beat Menomonie at an invitational tournament in many years, and Menomonie has a really strong program. It was fun seeing the excitement on the students’ faces when they were announced winning on a tie-breaker and I am really proud of all of their hard work.”
Boyceville High School will next be in action at the UW-River Falls Invitational on January 26th followed by the Solon Ohio Invitational with the Middle School on February 2nd . Boyceville Science Olympiad is coached by Andy Hamm, Jenna Willi, and Steve Duerst.
Final Results of the 2nd Annual Medford Science Olympiad Invitational
|5||Marquette Univ HS Blue||147|
|7||Wausau West Gold||159|
|8||Rochester Mayo (MN) A||162|
|11||Elk Mound Black||284|
|16||Rochester Mayo (MN) B||383|
|21||Marquette Univ HS B||412|
|28||Elk Mound Orange||527|
|30||Wausau West Blue||647|
|7||Antigo All-Saints Catholic||126|