Ohio State Predictions

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby YadoMestor » April 26th, 2009, 8:07 pm

What can i say guys? The OSU Competition is probably the most competitive competition of all. The top Div. B teams (Solon, Chardon, Magsig) have all been state champs for the past three years, and they have all gone twice. I really feel for those guys at Solon HS who really probably took so much time to study and prep for this prestigious torunament, but couldn't show their true strengths because of a faulty elevator. Well, theres always next year.
As for their high expectations, you really can't blame them. They love Science Olympiad. Its their way of life. They probably stayed up until 2:00 AM some days just prepping for State so they can take a shot at the coveted Nationals Tournament. I mean, really?, wouldn't you have high expectations if you worked so hard, but you got so little, even though you feel you deserve it? Just think about it.
And easy tests at State, well, thats just something that will plague every good team. The power house teams really want to get to the advanced things, so they probably skim over the basics. Then they really buckle down to cram on the hard stuff. That way, if the test is really good, they will no doubt get first. This is just something that every team hates.

As for now, lets wish Solon and Chardon, as well as Centerville and Mentor good luck. May they represent Ohio well!

For us, let's just focus on next year . . .

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby Arcturus » April 30th, 2009, 2:40 pm

I got 1st in anatomy in Ohio. Earlier, they were talking about if the test was hard. It was fairly easy, but 200 questions had to be answered in 40 minutes. I got 185 of them done, but I studied for soooooooooooo long. I just instantly knew the answer.
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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby Arcturus » April 30th, 2009, 2:50 pm

I truely believe that the reason Magsig did not make it to nationals because of Pentathlon. They got 33rd, and a lot of the good teams did poorly. Without Pentathlon, they would have gotten to go.
Ohio State Results 2009 Amherst
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Experimental Design 7th
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Physical Science Lab 24th 1.1v on low high did not start

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby dontsenditinthemail » April 30th, 2009, 5:37 pm

Speaking to those sorta upset that solon was upset with 3rd.

Sometimes people join clubs, they enjoy friends, and they move on with life. To others, some activities are treasured beyond just a club. Science Olympiad, for the really good teams, is a way of life. It dominates peoples Facebook status's, it is their social life, it truly runs there lives. I understand why some teams, some people, wouldn't understand that, I do, because those people obviously didn't spend 4-5 years of their lives working soley towards the goal of winning nationals (note that the people in 7th grade who went to Solon placed 5,4,3, (didn't go), 2, (didn't go) during their div B and div C national tournaments). To those who didn't understand the dissapointment before, I don't expect you to understand it now. You haven't tasted victory, you haven't been at the top and then fallen all the way to "the bottom". And yes, Solon's bottom is apparently different from most people's, not because Solon is elitest and MUST win, but because the people on that team live to compete on Science Olympiad. So to those people who question Solon, to those who wonder why they are, or how they could be, upset, don't get angry at Solon, don't get frustrated at their mechanicals or think less of the people on the team. Either respect them for doing what they love and caring enough to cry about it, or pity them for only having Science Olympiad and thus not having anything else to cushion the fall from 2nd in the nation to not going. Again, I don't expect anybody who hates Solon (which isn't cool, I mean, to hate people over Science Olympiad? Use hate for more important things), or who can't understand their position to understand this, or to identify with them, but just realize that the top teams live for moments like the Science Olympiad State Tournament, and thus to lose with such high expectations is like jumping out of a plane thinking you have a parachute but realizing about halfway down that your parachute has a hole in it, and now all you can do is curl into a ball and hope that you survive for the next adventure.

P.S Never heard about any conspiracy theory, but after looking at results it is obvious of 2 things. 1 Solon had a bad day and 2 the elevator obviously did something, whether it was enough to ruin it for them or was just a small occurence will never be known.

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby scienceolympiadist » April 30th, 2009, 8:59 pm

to add onto the previous comment...

its like understanding that Cleveland Cavaliers would not view anything but winning the NBA title this season, as task accomplished. pretend they lose to the lakers or even boston. an ordinary team, say...the charlotte bobcats, would have been happy by merely making into the playoffs. (they didnt). yet for the cavs, they knew that they had the potential to go farther and win. they knew that they had invested in the season more to succeed. they knew that anything short of their expectation (which is way higher than most team's) is disappointment

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby fmtiger124 » May 6th, 2009, 5:30 pm

dontsenditinthemail wrote:Speaking to those sorta upset that solon was upset with 3rd.

Sometimes people join clubs, they enjoy friends, and they move on with life. To others, some activities are treasured beyond just a club. Science Olympiad, for the really good teams, is a way of life. It dominates peoples Facebook status's, it is their social life, it truly runs there lives. I understand why some teams, some people, wouldn't understand that, I do, because those people obviously didn't spend 4-5 years of their lives working soley towards the goal of winning nationals (note that the people in 7th grade who went to Solon placed 5,4,3, (didn't go), 2, (didn't go) during their div B and div C national tournaments). To those who didn't understand the dissapointment before, I don't expect you to understand it now. You haven't tasted victory, you haven't been at the top and then fallen all the way to "the bottom". And yes, Solon's bottom is apparently different from most people's, not because Solon is elitest and MUST win, but because the people on that team live to compete on Science Olympiad. So to those people who question Solon, to those who wonder why they are, or how they could be, upset, don't get angry at Solon, don't get frustrated at their mechanicals or think less of the people on the team. Either respect them for doing what they love and caring enough to cry about it, or pity them for only having Science Olympiad and thus not having anything else to cushion the fall from 2nd in the nation to not going. Again, I don't expect anybody who hates Solon (which isn't cool, I mean, to hate people over Science Olympiad? Use hate for more important things), or who can't understand their position to understand this, or to identify with them, but just realize that the top teams live for moments like the Science Olympiad State Tournament, and thus to lose with such high expectations is like jumping out of a plane thinking you have a parachute but realizing about halfway down that your parachute has a hole in it, and now all you can do is curl into a ball and hope that you survive for the next adventure.

P.S Never heard about any conspiracy theory, but after looking at results it is obvious of 2 things. 1 Solon had a bad day and 2 the elevator obviously did something, whether it was enough to ruin it for them or was just a small occurence will never be known.

so wht happend they had a broken elevator and missed an event?
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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby dontsenditinthemail » May 17th, 2009, 10:24 am

Yes, more or less.

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby crabnebula143 » May 17th, 2009, 10:38 am

Congratulation, Solon and Centerville!!!!!!!!
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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby scienceolympiadist » May 17th, 2009, 4:41 pm

well, now we see even more clearly why Ohio States is so hotly contested

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby Haley4NV » June 5th, 2009, 11:01 am

the elevator got our team as well... :(
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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby scienceolympiadist » June 7th, 2009, 6:44 pm

scienceolympiadist wrote:to add onto the previous comment...

its like understanding that Cleveland Cavaliers would not view anything but winning the NBA title this season, as task accomplished. pretend they lose to the lakers or even boston. an ordinary team, say...the charlotte bobcats, would have been happy by merely making into the playoffs. (they didnt). yet for the cavs, they knew that they had the potential to go farther and win. they knew that they had invested in the season more to succeed. they knew that anything short of their expectation (which is way higher than most team's) is disappointment


oh wow. I'm coming to bite at my own words. tough ending, Cleveland Cavaliers. I'm sure they felt like they underachieved this season considering what they had, although they got tied for 3rd farthest of all teams in the NBA

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Re: Ohio State Predictions

Postby kp9ssa » June 22nd, 2009, 3:38 pm

scienceolympiadist wrote:well, now we see even more clearly why Ohio States is so hotly contested


thats amazing. have both a division b and c team from 1 state both win 1st in the nation
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