Funny Stories from Nationals

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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby gneissisnice » July 23rd, 2011, 6:47 am

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geekychic13 wrote:What's really funny is that our team got 8th in state and missed going to nats by 6 places (out of 24)

No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.


Back when I was in 11th grade, we missed by 1 place and 9 points. =(
But then we made it in 12th grade, so it's all good.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby Luo » July 23rd, 2011, 7:29 am

gneissisnice wrote:
butter side up wrote:
geekychic13 wrote:What's really funny is that our team got 8th in state and missed going to nats by 6 places (out of 24)

No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.


Back when I was in 11th grade, we missed by 1 place and 9 points. =(
But then we made it in 12th grade, so it's all good.

Imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Menomonie High School in Wisconsin to miss nationals by zero points in 2010 - they tied with Madison West and lost the tiebreaker.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby gneissisnice » July 24th, 2011, 6:48 am

Luo wrote:
gneissisnice wrote:
butter side up wrote:No kidding. We missed going to Nats by one place- and it was only 25 points that separated us from upsetting the reigning champions. Oh well.


Back when I was in 11th grade, we missed by 1 place and 9 points. =(
But then we made it in 12th grade, so it's all good.

Imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Menomonie High School in Wisconsin to miss nationals by zero points in 2010 - they tied with Madison West and lost the tiebreaker.


Ouch, that's horrible.
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Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby rfscoach » July 24th, 2011, 9:25 am

gneissisnice wrote:
Luo wrote:Imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Menomonie High School in Wisconsin to miss nationals by zero points in 2010 - they tied with Madison West and lost the tiebreaker.


Ouch, that's horrible.


But it inspired them to work that much harder last year. You can see it in their Nationals results - 28th place in Augusta 2009 vs. 12th place in Madison 2011. That is a big jump.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby geminicross » July 24th, 2011, 1:11 pm

My school missed state by 1 place and 1 point. (it was something and 53 to something and 52)
Our coach started us WAY too late. And all the teacher's classes were moved so we were missing Half our stuff

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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby foreverphysics » July 26th, 2011, 7:06 am

We started practicing in November. November. When our Regionals was in February. And two weeks of Christmas break...which meant the lab was closed...and almost all of our supplies were cut off. For and entire two weeks.
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Postby haverstall » July 26th, 2011, 3:32 pm

foreverphysics wrote:We started practicing in November. November..


Is that considered late? We think it's lucky if we get our rules in November.
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Postby foreverphysics » July 31st, 2011, 10:41 pm

Yes, it is. Our coach originally planned for us to start practicing in September, so that's two months' difference. Plus, most of the people started freaking our because of our 13 year winning streak at State at that point, and wanted to keep it up another year (we did, the number is now up to 14 years), and we do pretty well. Our coach is pretty ambitious too, so it was very surprising that we started so late. I looked on some State websites; we have some of the earliest Regionals and States in the entire country. By the time our State was done, about three quarters of the rest of the country hadn't even done Regionals yet, or had had them within a week of our State.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby Kokonilly » August 4th, 2011, 3:41 am

foreverphysics wrote:By the time our State was done, about three quarters of the rest of the country hadn't even done Regionals yet, or had had them within a week of our State.

Sounds like Minnesota! February regions, early March state.

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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby foreverphysics » August 4th, 2011, 3:52 am

Yup. Our State was March twelfth. Regionals was February twentieth.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby tornado guy » August 13th, 2011, 11:32 am

My brother swapped a pirate head for a cheese head... Some teams were offering him whole tables full of stuff for the cheese!
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby Kokonilly » August 14th, 2011, 5:28 am

I went up to several people saying "I will give you EVERYTHING I HAVE for that cheese hat".

...there were no takers :(

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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby paleonaps » August 14th, 2011, 10:27 am

If you and Luo hadn't run off without me while I talked to robotman I would have gotten you one.
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby Luo » August 14th, 2011, 10:04 pm

paleonaps wrote:If you and Luo hadn't run off without me while I talked to robotman I would have gotten you one.

Au contraire, paleonaps, I believe you ran off on us. :P And how do you suppose you would've obtained another cheese hat?
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Re: Funny Stories from Nationals

Postby paleonaps » August 15th, 2011, 2:39 pm

I talked to robotman, you ran off. Of course, we could just blame him for this...
As for another hat, gcruz (lots of numbers) got 5. I could have gotten Koko a hat.
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