luo wrote:[quote="hscmom"]Oh, and you should've seen the awards ceremony! They announced all the individual events (B and C) and then the B division winner but we had to
for them to announce the C division winner. They had some scoring delay with astronomy. And things were REALLY CLOSE. Our team was sitting pretty much between Poudre and Cheyenne Mountain. When they announced "And, finishing in second, only 5 points behind the winning team is Poo..." At that point, the moans to the left of me and the screams to the right were amazing. We couldn't even hear the "dur valley..."
Both are excellent teams and they both handled things with lots of respect for each other.
The Minnesota awards ceremony was extremely nerve-racking too! There was a little confusion in the results for Dynamic Planet, which lengthened the waiting time. Then, after announcing third place, the state director announced that only 7 points separated the first and second place teams. At that point, Eastview and Mounds View both totally freaked out. Mounds View ended up winning, but nicely, it turns out that Eastview gets to go to Nationals too because Washington DC declined their Nationals spot.[/quote]
You couldn't even imagine the kind of tension that was at our State competition about a month ago. Every team knew it was between us and Bearden. The whole place had to have been completely silent while the announcer was calling second. The tension made the air feel like molasses. I was biting my shirt, some people had their face covered,and the coaches couldn't even watch. They called Bearden second. A few claps there. Our whole team was about to burst out cheering but we had to keep it in until they called us to first. Then the announcer said,"I think you all have this figured out by now. 1st place, Fiendship Christian!" Then the whole auditorium completely erupted. I can't think of another word to describe it. I don't think I'll ever forget that.