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Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 8:31 am
by EastStroudsburg13
I disagree. Mason was right up there with Solon in 2017, and I think that they would have almost certainly placed in the top 10. IMO that year they were a better team than Mentor, it was just that Mentor had a really good state tournament. Then again, these are just my opinions. :D
It certainly would have been close. In my opinion, Mason that year was more well-suited for competing at nationals than Mentor. I know I predicted Mentor to get top 10 that year (incorrectly, in hingsight), so I would have probably placed Mason in the 8th-12th range. Regardless, last year's Mason team was the exception rather than the rule in terms of a first-year nationals team in terms of how successful they were.

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
by Unome
It certainly would have been close. In my opinion, Mason that year was more well-suited for competing at nationals than Mentor. I know I predicted Mentor to get top 10 that year (incorrectly, in hingsight), so I would have probably placed Mason in the 8th-12th range. Regardless, last year's Mason team was the exception rather than the rule in terms of a first-year nationals team in terms of how successful they were.
I can see why Mason would be more well-suited to Nationals, especially given that Mentor had regressed quite a bit that year actually.
I disagree. Mason was right up there with Solon in 2017, and I think that they would have almost certainly placed in the top 10. IMO that year they were a better team than Mentor, it was just that Mentor had a really good state tournament. Then again, these are just my opinions. :D
If not for two bombs Solon would have scored in the 50s at state, so in my opinion Mason really was not right up there with Solon in 2017.

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 4:21 pm
by antoine_ego
My own spicy predicts:

1. Troy
2. Mason
3. Harriton
4. Boca Raton
5. LASA
6. WW-P North
7. New Trier
8. WW-P South
9. Lower Merion
10. Montgomery

I'm not buying that Harriton isn't still powerful. MIT was basically their builds failing, so I think they're being severely underestimated. A top 3 nationals team doesn't drop this quickly.

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm
by Unome
I'm not buying that Harriton isn't still powerful. MIT was basically their builds failing, so I think they're being severely underestimated. A top 3 nationals team doesn't drop this quickly.
There was that time Centerville was top 4 at Nationals for 9 years in a row before placing 12th with no warning. But I generally agree, Harriton is probably a little underrated.

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 7:04 pm
by windu34
I'm not buying that Harriton isn't still powerful. MIT was basically their builds failing, so I think they're being severely underestimated. A top 3 nationals team doesn't drop this quickly.
There was that time Centerville was top 4 at Nationals for 9 years in a row before placing 12th with no warning. But I generally agree, Harriton is probably a little underrated.
Idk, Ive heard that they lost their main builder(s) and all their tech/physics has gone down the hole

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 6:49 am
by klastyioer
I'm not buying that Harriton isn't still powerful. MIT was basically their builds failing, so I think they're being severely underestimated. A top 3 nationals team doesn't drop this quickly.
There was that time Centerville was top 4 at Nationals for 9 years in a row before placing 12th with no warning. But I generally agree, Harriton is probably a little underrated.
Idk, Ive heard that they lost their main builder(s) and all their tech/physics has gone down the hole
lmao where did you hear that from
i think the builds are making improvements
we will see what happens
but yes i agree hhs only failed widi and builds
that was pretty much the only thing bringing them down

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 7:55 am
by Rossyspsce
My own spicy predicts:

1. Troy
2. Mason
3. Harriton
4. Boca Raton
5. LASA
6. WW-P North
7. New Trier
8. WW-P South
9. Lower Merion
10. Montgomery

I'm not buying that Harriton isn't still powerful. MIT was basically their builds failing, so I think they're being severely underestimated. A top 3 nationals team doesn't drop this quickly.
Wait so it's confirmed wwp north and south will be attending soup over Cornell or is the split teams thing allowed for invitationals?

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 8:18 am
by pb5754[]
My own spicy predicts:

1. Troy
2. Mason
3. Harriton
4. Boca Raton
5. LASA
6. WW-P North
7. New Trier
8. WW-P South
9. Lower Merion
10. Montgomery

I'm not buying that Harriton isn't still powerful. MIT was basically their builds failing, so I think they're being severely underestimated. A top 3 nationals team doesn't drop this quickly.
Wait so it's confirmed wwp north and south will be attending soup over Cornell or is the split teams thing allowed for invitationals?
South never signed up for Cornell, so they were always going to SOUP. North will be going to SOUP and not Cornell, I'm pretty sure, although a school is allowed to send teams to two different invitationals on the same day.

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 8:28 am
by EastStroudsburg13
South never signed up for Cornell, so they were always going to SOUP. North will be going to SOUP and not Cornell, I'm pretty sure, although a school is allowed to send teams to two different invitationals on the same day.
Sending teams to two different invites on the same day is allowed and has been done before. I'm not sure if that's what North's plan is or not.

Re: Science Olympiad at Penn Invitational 2019

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 9:05 am
by builderguy135
South never signed up for Cornell, so they were always going to SOUP. North will be going to SOUP and not Cornell, I'm pretty sure, although a school is allowed to send teams to two different invitationals on the same day.
Sending teams to two different invites on the same day is allowed and has been done before. I'm not sure if that's what North's plan is or not.
North is only going to soup iirc unstacked (2 teams). I also know of a few people going to other competitions (MUN and HMMT).