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Postby paleonaps » September 25th, 2010, 2:49 pm

Is it ever too early to plan for it?
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Postby starpug » September 25th, 2010, 4:13 pm

Is it ever too early to plan for it?
How about we all make sure we make nationals before we get into this
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Postby zyzzyva980 » September 25th, 2010, 4:20 pm

Yes, let's. If there's one thing I hate about Science Olympiad, it's teams that are so confident that they're going to go to nationals in September. Once you get past states, then I think it's the perfect time to start planning for nationals- if you get there.
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Re: Nationals Swap Meet 2011!

Postby paleonaps » September 25th, 2010, 4:45 pm

So, I assume now everyone hates me for starting this thread. I noticed a lot of swap meet stuff clogging up the first thread, so I figured it was best to give it it's own thread.
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Re: Nationals Swap Meet 2011!

Postby lllazar » September 25th, 2010, 8:17 pm

Yes, let's. If there's one thing I hate about Science Olympiad, it's teams that are so confident that they're going to go to nationals in September. Once you get past states, then I think it's the perfect time to start planning for nationals- if you get there.
I don't know about other states but in Illinois, New Trier gets first every year...for the past 8 years. And on the off chance that they get 2nd, theyre still going to nats....and Illinois is actually competitive, not so much as NY, but even there, i'm pretty sure FM gets 1st/2nd every year...

I'm not saying your wrong, i just wanted to point out that for some teams (like FM) its Nationals or...http://www.epicfail.com/images/darth-va ... c-fail.jpg followed by http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/wp-conte ... star-7.jpg.
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Postby sciolykid101 » September 25th, 2010, 9:29 pm

Is it ever too early to plan for it?
How about we all make sure we make nationals before we get into this
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Re: Nationals Swap Meet 2011!

Postby paleonaps » September 26th, 2010, 4:07 am

Yes, let's. If there's one thing I hate about Science Olympiad, it's teams that are so confident that they're going to go to nationals in September. Once you get past states, then I think it's the perfect time to start planning for nationals- if you get there.
I don't know about other states but in Illinois, New Trier gets first every year...for the past 8 years. And on the off chance that they get 2nd, theyre still going to nats....and Illinois is actually competitive, not so much as NY, but even there, i'm pretty sure FM gets 1st/2nd every year...

I'm not saying your wrong, i just wanted to point out that for some teams (like FM) its Nationals or...http://www.epicfail.com/images/darth-va ... c-fail.jpg followed by http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/wp-conte ... star-7.jpg.
FM has gotten first every year for something like ten years. However, their reign may soon fall.
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Re: Nationals Swap Meet 2011!

Postby starpug » September 26th, 2010, 5:40 am

Yes, let's. If there's one thing I hate about Science Olympiad, it's teams that are so confident that they're going to go to nationals in September. Once you get past states, then I think it's the perfect time to start planning for nationals- if you get there.
I don't know about other states but in Illinois, New Trier gets first every year...for the past 8 years. And on the off chance that they get 2nd, theyre still going to nats....and Illinois is actually competitive, not so much as NY, but even there, i'm pretty sure FM gets 1st/2nd every year...

I'm not saying your wrong, i just wanted to point out that for some teams (like FM) its Nationals or...http://www.epicfail.com/images/darth-va ... c-fail.jpg followed by http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/wp-conte ... star-7.jpg.
Unless you have a crystal ball, no one knows what will happen at states. I've seen teams who no one expected to do well have incredible days. I've never actually seen the incumbent team defeated, but I've seen them heavily challenged by other teams on multiple occasions. All it would have taken were a few points here and there and the team that was expecting to go to nationals for the x straight year wouldn't have made it to nationals.

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Postby robotman » September 26th, 2010, 6:41 am

Texas is a good example of a long standing team being ousted. one of the teams had been going to nationals for almost 5 straight years and another one of the teams has been going for 8 years. both where beaten
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Postby rocketman1555 » September 26th, 2010, 7:30 am

Of course in TX incumbent teams normally only have a reign for a few years, normally no more than 4 or 5, which is about the time it takes for students to cycle through.
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