Ames Middle School

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Ames Middle School At a Glance
Member of SO since
Best finish, regionals
Best finish, state 1st, 1993-2010, 2012, 2015-2016
Best finish, nationals 18th, 1997, 2003



Ames Middle School is a Division B school which qualified for the 2018 National competition at the Iowa 2018 state competition. They have won the Iowa state competition each of the past years since 1993 except for 2011, 2013, and 2014 when they lost to Mount Vernon Middle School. However, despite their dominance in Iowa, they have never truly contended for the national title.

Results History

Year States Nationals
1993 1st 43rd
1994 1st 34th
1995 1st 28th
1996 1st 28th
1997 1st 18th
1998 1st 25th
1999 1st 27th
2000 1st 34th
2001 1st 40th
2002 1st 30th
2003 1st 18th
2004 1st 21st
2005 1st 33rd
2006 1st 34th
2007 1st 43rd
2008 1st 32nd
2009 1st 29th
2010 1st 40th
2011 2nd -
2012 1st 37th
2013 2nd -
2014 2nd -
2015 1st 41st
2016 1st 32nd
2017 1st 38th
2018 1st 36th
2019 1st 44th

National Medals

Year Event Place
1994 Keep the Heat 5th1
1994 Water Quality 5th1
1996 What Are You Trying To Tell Me? 5th1
1997 Periodic Table Quiz 3rd1
1997 Pentathlon 4th1
1997 Simple Machines 4th1
1998 Pentathlon 3rd1
1998 Don't Bug Me 4th1
1999 Surfing the Net 2nd1
2000 Physical Science Lab 4th
2002 Road Scholar 2nd
2002 Science Crime Busters 5th
2003 Experimental Design 1st
2003 Meteorology 1st
2003 Road Scholar 1st
2003 Science Crime Busters 1st
2003 Reach for the Stars 6th
2003 Robo-Billiards 6th
2004 Process Skills in Life Science 6th
2005 Robo-Billiards 3rd
2006 Compute This 3rd
2006 Disease Detectives 3rd
2006 Heredity 4th
2006 Balloon Race 6th
2007 Metric Mastery 5th
2009 Write It Do It 2nd
2009 Science Crime Busters 6th
2010 Write It Do It 1st
2012 Forestry 5th
2016 Green Generation 3rd
2018 Herpetology 5th

1The old scoring system was used in this tournament. These results are adjusted to match the current scoring system.