Ames High School

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Ames High School At a Glance
Member of SO since 1994
Best finish, regionals N/A
Best finish, state 1st, 1994-2016, 2018-2019
Best finish, nationals 16th, 2007


Ames High School is a Division C school which qualified for the 2019 National competition at the Iowa 2019 state competition. They represented Iowa every year from 1994 to 2016, and also 2018-2019. 1994 was the first year Iowa sent a team to the national finals. This marks a 23-year reign, which is one of the longest high school reigns in the nation.

Despite their consistency at the state level, their performance at nationals has varied. Early on, the team struggled at nationals, never placing above 36th. Then, in 2002, they finished above 30th for the first time, and they did not dip below this mark for 7 more years. They showed signs of becoming a legitimate force with 17th and 16th place finishes in 2006 and 2007, respectively. However, they have not performed as well since then, dipping down to 50th in 2012.

Year States Nationals
2019 1st 36th
2018 1st 34th
2017 2nd -
2016 1st 48th
2015 1st 46th
2014 1st 44th
2013 1st 42nd
2012 1st 50th
2011 1st 40th
2010 1st 36th
2009 1st 32nd
2008 1st 30th
2007 1st 16th
2006 1st 17th
2005 1st 28th
2004 1st 20th
2003 1st 23rd
2002 1st 28th
2001 1st 36th
2000 1st 40th
1999 1st 38th
1998 1st 42nd
1997 1st 40th
1996 1st 43rd
1995 1st 41st
1994 1st 43rd