Sierra Vista Invitational
|Sierra Vista Invitational|
|Location||Portola High School |
Irvine, CA 92618
|Champion||Kennedy Middle School|
|Date||February 6th, 2021|
|Division B Results|
The Sierra Vista Invitational, previously known as the Jeffrey Trail Invitational and Kraemer Invitational, is an invitational tournament held at Portola High School in Irvine, CA and hosted by Sierra Vista Middle School. Its first invitational was held on January 9th, 2016. Besides the host schools, other notable attendees include Northern California state champions and 2019 National Tournament champions Kennedy Middle School, previous Southern California state champions Oak Valley Middle School, as well as Highlands Intermediate School and Iolani School, the perennial top two teams in Hawaii. The invitational team recruits test writers from all over the nation, many of whom have earned a medal in that event at Nationals, to ensure that the quality of the tests is up to high standards. The tournament is mostly run by volunteers from all around Southern California, mainly Troy High School, Sunny Hills High School, and the hosts Portola High School. If you are interested in volunteering or writing an exam, please message Umaroth.
The tournament will be held online for the 2021 season following one of the approved online formats released by NSO. More details will be coming soon.
The awards ceremony is kicked off by a few performances by different clubs from Portola and Jeffrey Trail. Medals are given to the top 6 teams in each event, and trophies are given to the top 6 schools, excluding any teams from Jeffrey Trail. The tournament gives out $25 Amazon gift cards donated by the team's families to each person on the first place team for each event, as well as other various items provided by sponsors.
Students are allowed to play basketball. They sell tacos, burritos, nachos, water, and boba tea.
|Season||Champion||Runner-up||Third Place||Fourth Place||Fifth Place||Date||Teams|
|2016||Muscatel Middle School||Jeffrey Trail Middle School1||Carmel Valley Middle School2||Sierra Vista Middle School||Oak Valley Middle School||1/9/16|
|2017||Jeffrey Trail Middle School (192)||Oak Valley Middle School3 (215)||Carmel Valley Middle School4 (217)||Black Mountain Middle School5||Chaparral Middle School||1/7/17|
|2018||Jeffrey Trail Middle School6||Carmel Valley Middle School||1/27/18||61|
|2019||Jeffrey Trail Middle School (152)||Oak Valley Middle School7 (219)||Chaparral Middle School (266)||Sierra Vista Middle School8 (342)||Iolani School (402)||1/26/19||62|
|2020||Kennedy Middle School (79)||Kraemer Middle School9 (145)||Carmel Valley Middle School10 (236)||Chaparral Middle School (275)||Mesa Robles Middle School (310)||1/28/18||73|
- 1 A host team from Kraemer Middle School finished 2nd, but did not claim a trophy
- 2 A host team from Kraemer Middle School finished 4th, but did not claim a trophy
- 3 A host team from Kraemer Middle School finished 2nd (195), but did not claim a trophy
- 4 A host team from Kraemer Middle School finished 5th (247), but did not claim a trophy
- 5 A second team from Jeffrey Trail Middle School finished 6th (250)
- 6 A host team from Kraemer Middle School finished 1st, but did not claim a trophy
- 7 A host team from Kraemer Middle School finished 2nd (153), but did not claim a trophy
- 8 A second team from Oak Valley Middle School finished 5th (321)
- 9 A host team from Jeffrey Trail Middle School finished 2nd (96), but did not claim a trophy
- 10 A host team from Jeffrey Trail Middle School finished 4th (216), but did not claim a trophy