5th Annual Marquette University High School Division C Invitational (High School)
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Tournament Director - Nicole Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration now open: Registration Link
It is our hope to offer both an in-person tournament and a satellite tournament option for teams, but this will depend on state and national policies that are yet to be announced. The in-person tournament will be limited to two teams per school with the possibility of a third or fourth team depending on space restrictions. The satellite tournament will not have any space restrictions.
If you would like to register some teams for the in-person tournament and some for the satellite tournament please fill out the registration form twice, once for each type of tournament.
The registration fee for the in-person tournament will be $100 per team. The registration fee for the satellite tournament will be $60 per team, with registration fees used to pay for awards and facilities costs.
You can fill out the registration form to reserve a spot for your team(s) at our tournament but positions will not be secured until payment is received. Payment is due by January 17, 2022. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Williams, tournament director.
Note: You will be able to change the format that your team has registered for until January 17, 2022. If you are not sure at the time of registration, take your best guess and feel free to contact the tournament director to change your preferences as the tournament date approaches.
In-Person Tournament Policies
The In-person tournament for both Divisions B and C will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Below are a list of some of the policies that will be in effect for this tournament:
- It will be our goal to provide as many schools with homeroom spaces as possible, but with space limited many teams will have homeroom space in the gymnasium.
- Students, coaches, and spectators are only allowed to take pictures of their own team’s devices. This will be strictly enforced by event supervisors and tournament personnel and may result in team penalties being assessed.
- Event signups will be handled through Avogadro.
- Scoring will be handled through Avogadro.
- Test events will be handled on-site using traditional paper/pencil exams and activities. Scilympiad will not be used for exams in the in-person tournament.
- The awards ceremony will begin following competition. Specific award places will be determined after the number of competing teams is determined.
Satellite Tournament Policies
The Satellite Tournament for both Divisions B and C will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022 in coordination with the in-person tournament. There will be several differences, however:
- Event supervisors will only be used in one tournament – either Satellite or In-person. An event supervisor will not be expected to cover both tournaments, though some tests may be shared between tournaments.
- Test events will be completed through Scilympiad.
- Scoring will be completed through Avogadro.
- Build events will be completed through video submissions, with more specific information to be available upon registration.
- The Awards Ceremony will be on Youtube on Sunday, Feb. 20, to allow tournament personnel enough time to complete scoring. More specific information will be available in the fall.
- Specific award places will be determined after the number of competing teams is determined.
Regional Tournament Division B (Middle School)
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Tournament Director - Nicole Williams, email@example.com
All 23 National Events will be run at this regional tournament and the state schedule will be followed completely in addition to the five Wisconsin Science Olympiad events. There will be an awards ceremony after all events have been completed.
Remember that multiple teams who are registered with the state ARE allowed to compete at regionals, even though only one team per school is allowed to compete at the state tournament.
Regional assignments will be made by Wisconsin Science Olympiad and team numbers are posted with the schedule when they are available
Regional Tournament Schedule and Team Numbers – TBD
Coaches with questions are asked to contact either Wisconsin Science Olympiad or Regional Tournament Director Nicole Williams.
THIS IS ONLY A DIVISION B REGIONAL. There will be a division C invitational held at the high school on the same day of this competition.
Hello, we are the Marquette University High School Science Olympiad team. As a team, we love to learn about the natural world around us, and through the exploration of it, the friendship between each of our many members grows. What exactly we explore about the world could be anything. Whether it’s the behavior of electrical currents, running several titrations or dilutions, studying the structure of essential proteins, or even what conditions plants live in best, different members of the team study it all.
The team has humble beginnings - it was a dream thought up by a few students within the science club, their coach, Mr. Collier, and another science teacher who today serves as the head coach of the team, Ms. Williams. The club fostered over the years and received the help of other staff members as coaches, especially Mr. Vogt and Mr. Craze. The dream was that if they studied, prepared, and worked hard enough, that it would all pay off, and that they would be able to call themselves state champions. That dream was born nearly seven years ago, in the 2015-2016 school year. After only six years, it was with pride that the current members of the team could look back and say that their dream has come to fruition, largely with the foundations that they helped to lay.
Overall, the road the team has traveled on has led uphill. After finishing 17th in the 2017 Wisconsin state tournament, the team finished 3rd overall in both the 2018 and 2019 state tournaments. Although the state tournament was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the morale of the team remained, and members continued to interact with each other virtually by playing card games over the internet, such as bridge. We continued to work hard despite the challenging circumstances of the following school year, and the work paid off, as we were able to win our first state championship during the 2020-2021 school year.
However, the road did not end there. After the state tournament, the winning team goes on to the national championship, where we competed during the final week of school. Like the state tournament, the national championship was virtual, but it did not stop us from succeeding at what we had tirelessly worked towards. As the dust settled and the results were released, we medaled in five events: 6th in experimental design, 4th in astronomy, 2nd in machines, 2nd in circuit lab, and 1st place in detector building. This led us to finishing as the 14th team overall in the national tournament, and as the top-ranked private school in the nation.
The success is not limited to Science Olympiad, however. Below, you will find a list of varsity members who competed on a state roster (or were slated to compete at the 2020 tournament), and where they are now. All members with an * were founding members.
Class of 2017
Connor Johnson* - Air Force Academy
Jake Klenz* - UW-Madison
Class of 2018
Dan Cesarz - Illinois Technical Institute
Stephen Foley* - UW-Madison
Keegan Gruss* - UW-Madison
Sai Nagisetti* UW-Madison
John Price - UW-Madison
Jayce Stazak - UW-Madison
Josh Surges* - UW-Madison
Class of 2019
John Baylon - UW - Madison
Kevin Carrig - Air Force Academy
Aidan Grogan - University of Chicago
Dominic Kowalik* - UW-Madison
Michael Rose* - CalTech
Jonathan Sargent - UW-Eau Claire
Joey Yamat - UW-Madison
Class of 2020
Carlos Ayala - CalTech
Mika Chang - UW-Madison
Sal Fragrassi - MSOE
Jonathan Schimmels - Marquette University
Michael Sohn - UW-Madison
Ben Zeidler - Northwestern University
Class of 2021
Zach Baldridge - Case Western Reserve University
Ayden Ellis - Notre Dame University
Mason Leffler - University of Washington - St. Louis
Jake Piotrowski - Colorado School of Mines
Aidan Reno - University of Dayton
Patrick Schlosser - Notre Dame University
If you are interested in exploring the natural world like we are, we would love to meet you and to share in our common interests.