Don't believe I posted about BISOT 2016, but it ran by far the hardest and best Forensics test I ever had. To give you an idea, we got 3rd with a score of 180 out of ~600.
The proctor was a GT undergrad who probably did not have the time to put forth the effort needed to pull off this exam. Nevertheless, it covered EVERYTHING: powders, hair, plastics, fibers, blood, ento, DNA, and even bullets with real striations! For chromatography, she included both a TLC and paper chromatography test. Usually, I am not challenged by Forensics at tournaments. This time, however, I was stretched so much during that 50 minutes to the point that I told my partner to have fun with the powders while I finished the rest of the test.
As a competitor, I LOVE being challenged because it becomes easier for the hardworking, passionate competitors to be stratified from those whose moms forced them to be there or whatever. Those within the hardworking stratum end up having to push themselves for a medal, so winning actually means something. More proctors need to be like this one!
Remember, we are proud of every team that participated and you are all winners.