We're over the hump! With the passage of this past weekend's tournaments, over half of the national tournament spots are now filled. Alaska B/C was held over Easter weekend, and the following tournaments were held this past weekend: Southern California B/C, Connecticut C, Idaho B/C, Kansas B/C, Maine C, Missouri B/C, New Hampshire C, and Tennessee B/C. Here's a summary of the results:
- In Alaska, Teeland Middle School extended its championship streak to 11 years. Whitestone Middle School jumped from 8th place last year to finish 2nd, while Palmer Junior Middle School jumped from 6th place last year to finish 3rd. In Division C, Mat-Su Career and Technical High School came out on top for the second time in its history (the other time was 2010), defeating 2011 champion Colony High School. Colony finished 2nd, and Eagle River High School came in 3rd.
- In Southern California, perennial champions Muscatel Middle School and Troy High School maintained their reigns. Carmel Valley High School finished 9 points behind Muscatel to win 2nd, and Mesa Robles School rounded out the top 3. In Division C, last year's runner-up Canyon Crest Academy once again came in a strong 2nd place, while North Hollywood High School finished 3rd.
- In Connecticut, Hopkins School won for the 5th time in a row. For Thermodynamics folks out there, Hopkins School happens to be the alma mater of Josiah Gibbs, after whom Gibbs free energy is named.
- In Idaho, St. Joseph's Catholic School reclaimed the Division B title after falling to Treasure Valley Math and Science Center for the past 2 years. St. Joseph's previously won the state tournament in 2005-2010 and several years before that as well. In Division C, Bishop Kelly High School won for the 12th straight year.
- In Kansas, Leawood Middle School successfully defended its state title from 2012, with California Trail Middle School, the 2006-2011 champion, finishing 2nd place for the 2nd year in a row. All Saints Catholic School finished third. For Division C, Olathe North High School also defended its state title from 2012, with St. James Academy the state runner-up for the 3rd straight year. Notably, both teams scored fewer than 80 points on a full slate of 23 events - Olathe North with 68 and St. James with 78. Manhattan High School moved into the 3rd place spot.
- In Missouri, Ladue Middle School won B and Ladue Horton Watkins High School won C, while Pembroke Hill Middle School was runner-up in B and Pembroke Hill High School was runner-up in C. Both Ladues and both Pembrokes have attended nationals every year since 2009. Lexington Middle School finished 3rd in B and John Burroughs School finished 3rd in C, 8 points away from qualifying for nationals.
- Teams from Merrimack High School finished 1st and 2nd at the New Hampshire tournament. This will be Merrimack's 5th consecutive year attending nationals.
- Last but not least, in Tennessee, Bearden Middle School won Division B after a 2-year drought, followed by last year's champion Cedar Springs Homeschool in 2nd and St. Rose Catholic School in 3rd. For Division C, Montgomery Bell Academy won for the 4th straight time, followed by White Station High School in the runner-up position again and Ravenwood High School in 3rd.
1. Teeland Middle School - qualified for nationals
2. Whitestone Middle School
3. Palmer Junior Middle School
1. Mat-Su Career and Technical High School - qualified for nationals
2. Colony High School
3. Eagle River High School
Southern California B:
1. Muscatel Middle School - qualified for nationals
2. Carmel Valley Middle School
3. Mesa Robles School
Southern California C:
1. Troy High School - qualified for nationals
2. Canyon Crest Academy
3. North Hollywood High School
1. Hopkins School - qualified for nationals
2. South Windsor High School
3. Farmington High School
1. St. Joseph's Catholic School - qualified for nationals
1. Bishop Kelly High School - qualified for nationals
1. Leawood Middle School - qualified for nationals
2. California Trail Middle School
3. All Saints Catholic School
1. Olathe North High School - qualified for nationals
2. St. James Academy
3. Manhattan High School
1. Ladue Middle School - qualified for nationals
2. Pembroke Hill Middle School - qualified for nationals
3. Lexington Middle School
1. Ladue Horton Watkins High School - qualified for nationals
2. Pembroke Hill High School - qualified for nationals
3. John Burroughs School
New Hampshire C:
1. Merrimack High School - qualified for nationals
2. Merrimack High School
1. Bearden Middle School - qualified for nationals
2. Cedar Springs Homeschool
3. St. Rose Catholic School
1. Montgomery Bell Academy - qualified for nationals
2. White Station High School
3. Ravenwood High School
1. Waynflete High School - qualified for nationals
2. Waterville Senior High School
As you can see, we are missing the complete results of several tournaments, and we currently have no information about 3rd place at the Maine C tournament. As usual, if anyone has any information about these missing tournaments, I'd love to hear about it via private message!