CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Start studying for an event 24 hours before competition
MEGA-CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Start studying for an event the day of competition
ULTRA-CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT: Don't start working until the day of Nationals
SPEEDBUILD ACHIEVEMENT: Your engineering device breaks in transit, so you rebuild the whole thing at competition
SPEEDWRITE ACHIEVEMENT: Finish half of your test or more in the last 15 minutes
SPEED REDO ACHIEVEMENT: Accidentally skip a question/station on your answer sheet, so you end up having to redo everything after it
Bonus points if you medaled; extra bonus points if you got gold!
FLYING SOLO ACHIEVEMENT: Take a test without a cheat sheet or binder
EULER ACHIEVEMENT: Take a calculation-based test without a calculator
ANCIENT EGYPT ACHIEVEMENT: Handwrite your whole cheat sheet…
ANCIENT SUMER ACHIEVEMENT: …on clay tablets
NEWTON-LEIBNIZ ACHIEVEMENT: The equation (or information) is not on your cheat sheet, so you derive it (or reason it out) during the test
GUESTIMATION ACHIEVEMENT: Your engineering device did not require use of a ruler/protractor/standard measurement tool
REVERSE ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT: Your blueprint was created after your engineering device was built
Bonus points if you medaled; extra bonus points if you got gold!
BEAT THE CURVE ACHIEVEMENT: Know that you did horribly in an event, but still medal, probably because no one else knew what they were doing either
MULTIPLE GUESS ACHIEVEMENT: Completely guess an answer for a multiple choice/matching question and be right
BLIND STAB ACHIEVEMENT: Completely make up a number or term to a free-response question and actually be right
BS ACHIEVEMENT: Make up your own theory to a Short Essay question and get full points for the question
O2 ACHIEVEMENT: Win 2 events with the same partner
N2 ACHIEVEMENT: Win 3 events with the same partner
HOST ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event with a completely useless partner
PARASITE ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event as the completely useless partner
USELESS CALCULATOR ACHIEVEMENT: Get a calculator at around the day of the event and realize you don't need it
PARTICIPATION AWARD: Get last at an event
SUCKER AWARD: Get last at all events
STUDY EVENT PARASITISM ACHIEVEMENT: Use a binder/notes/cheat sheet made by a previous team member instead of your own
BUILD EVENT PARASITISM ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
EVENT POLYGON ACHIEVEMENT: You are partnered with B, who is partnered with C, and so on…until N is partnered with you
PARASITE POLYGON ACHIEVEMENT: see EVENT POLYGON, but you carry B, who carries C, who carries you
UNCONTESTED ACHIEVEMENT: Beat the 2nd place team by a ridiculous margin
RAGE ACHIEVEMENT: Actually get first in an event (raw score) but don't get the medal because graders screwed up
SWEEP ACHIEVEMENT: Win 1st at Regionals, State, and Nationals
CONSISTENCY ACHIEVEMENT: Get the same placing in the same event
UN-STREET SMART ACHIEVEMENT: Get lost on the way to competition/at competition site when trying to find your rooms
-1^N ACHIEVEMENT: Get 1st, then don't even place
BEST STOIC AWARD: Get 1st and don't bother clapping/cheering
ANTI-STOIC AWARD: Get 1st and clap/cheer excessively
POWER COUPLE AWARD: Medal in an event with your significant other
LOVE MAKES YOU DUMB AWARD: Don't medal in an event, probably because your significant other was doing that event, too
NATIONAL RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Make a new friend at nationals
STATES RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
REGIONALS RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
INVITATIONALS RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Self-explanatory
POPULARITY AWARD: Go to more than one invitational in one year
BOOKWORM AWARD: Do only study events
HANDS-ON PRACTICE AWARD: Do only lab events
EXTREME AERODYNAMICS AWARD: Do only building events where you build something intended to fly (Elastic Launched Glider, Bottle Rockets, Wright Stuff, etc.)
DEDICATED ENGINEER AWARD: Do only building events where you build something meant to take weight (Boomilever, Bridge Building, Scrambler, etc.)
AYUMU ACHIEVEMENT: Memorize a textbook
AESTHETICS ACHIEVEMENT: Have the prettiest engineering device, regardless of how well it works
ANTI-AESTHETICS ACHIEVEMENT: Have the ugliest engineering device, preferably one held together entirely by tape – ultra bonus points if you end up winning
EARLY BIRD ACHIEVEMENT: Finish 1st...
GETS THE WORM AWARD: ...and get 1st
NIGHT OWL ACHIEVEMENT: Finish last (without tying with other people)...
GETS THE GROUNDHOG AWARD: ...and get 1st
SLAY ACHIEVEMENT: Finish first in all events
COMMUNAL SLAY ACHIEVEMENT: Have your team finish first in all events (can't possibly be done)
FREELOADER ACHIEVEMENT: Get close to last and still have your school win the competition. (SEE PARASITE)
SCRIPPS ACHIEVEMENT: Spell your name/school wrong
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Make friends with kids from another school or with the proctors.
HUNGER ACHIEVEMENT: Forget to bring food to practice/competition, let the hunger WARS begin
WORK HARD-PLAY HARD ACHIEVEMENT: Stay up all night before your competition and then get first in an event
'MURICA ACHIEVEMENT: Win 3rd, 2nd, and 1st in the same competition
(SPAIN)ISH ACHIEVEMENT: Win 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in the same competition
SWISS CHEESE ACHIEVEMENT: Win 2nd and 3rd in the same competition
DONOR AWARD: Let someone borrow your stuff (folder, pencil, calculator, etc.)
GENEROUS DONOR AWARD: Let someone "borrow" your stuff
GENEROUS DONOR TO SCHOOLS AWARD: Lose stuff at the competition
PHLOGISTON ACHIEVEMENT: Set something on fire
VIRTUOSO AWARD: Correct the proctor/test
MULTIPLES ACHIEVEMENT: Have every medal you get be a multiple of n where n =/= 1 (ex. 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 8th)
BINARY ACHIEVEMENT: See MULTIPLES where n = 2
TERNARY ACHIEVEMENT: See MULTIPLES where n = 3
DECIMAL ACHIEVEMENT: See MULTIPLES where n = 10
POPULARITY ACHIEVEMENT: Go to more than one invitational in a year
LOVE SHOULDER ACHIEVEMENT: Your teammate became your significant other
COLD SHOULDER ACHIEVEMENT: You didn't like your teammate, so you gave them silent treatment and changed whatever they thought the answer was, even if it was right
WARM SHOULDER ACHIEVEMENT: Became friendlier with the one you cold shouldered
0 DEGREES KELVIN SHOULDER ACHIEVEMENT: Became enemies with your partner
METRIC MASTER ACHIEVEMENT: After being in Metric Mastery, switch from American to Metric system.
NICE ANTI-STOIC ACHIEVEMENT: Support anyone on your team who medaled, regardless what they placed
TEAM RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: Make friends on your team
LOL ACHIEVEMENT: Be the one who got 1st instead of the rage person
SHOCKER ACHIEVEMENT: Find out you need to do another event the day of the tournament.
CENTURY AWARD: Win 100 medals.
NONE OF THE ABOVE ACHIEVEMENT: Place top 10 at nationals and not be mentioned in the Unofficial Rankings thread.
APHRODITE/EROS ACHIEVEMENT: Catch the romantic attention of a member of the opposite gender.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION ACHIEVEMENT: Fall asleep during an event.
TROLL ACHIEVEMENT: troll a rival school by stalking them, liking their Instagram pictures, adding them on Facebook, and other creepy things.
ENEMY SPY ACHIEVEMENT: Give notes/designs to an enemy team.
STOCK MARKET CRASH ACHIEVEMENT: Get first at regionals and then tank at State.
MIRACLE WORKER ACHIEVEMENT:Place bottom half at regionals and then get top 5 at state.
ACCESS DENIED ACHIEVEMENT: Have your team beat out all other teams by massive point margins.
ACCESS GRANTED ACHIEVEMENT: Have your team win first by only 5 points or less.
REVENGE ACHIEVEMENT: Have your team beat a team you previously lost to.
FULL HOUSE ACHIEVEMENT: Get the exact same place in all your events at a competition.
PLAYER DOWN ACHIEVEMENT: Sustain an injury at a competition.
BIOHAZARD ACHIEVEMENT: Compete even while fighting an illness.
IT WAS THAT EASY? ACHIEVEMENT: A study event in which you have a cheat sheet, but you don't use it at all during the test and get first place(you can look for information, but if you don't find it than this still counts).
KNOW IT ALL ACHIEVEMENT: Same as above but you do that for all of your tests and get first place in all.
WRITE IT DO IT MASTER: Do widi by yourself with no writer. Then, build something random with the materials and get 1st.
F ACHIEVEMENT: Forget an important portion (object or action) of your build event device and fail the run.
SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP ACHIEVEMENT: You can't succeed in your event without your partner and your partner also needs you to succeed.
So far, I've got:
BEAT THE CURVE: Thermo at regionals last year, Sounds and Thermo at Duke this year
HOST: Thermo last year
UNCONTESTED: If we look at schools instead of teams, then regionals this year
STUDY EVENT PARASITISM: Thermo this year, about to be Circuit Lab as well
UN-STREET SMART: Regionals this year
POPULARITY: Went to Duke, going to Cornell soon
ANTI-AESTHETICS: Sounds device this year
SWISS CHEESE: Regionals this year
TEAM RELATIONS ACHIEVEMENT: this year
SHOCKER ACHIEVEMENT: states last year (technically, it was the day before)
CONSISTENCY: Sounds this year
HANDS-ON PRACTICE: Literally all my events since last year
MULTIPLES/BINARY: Thermo last year