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BenZ
General Information
Years in SO 3
Current Team R.C. Murphy Junior High School
Grade 9th
State New York
Division B
Medals
Total medals 21
  • 8 invitational medals
  • 8 regional medals
  • 4 state medals
  • 1:) national medals
Competitor Info
Events competed in 7

BenZ is currently part of the R.C. Murphy Junior High School team (and is the treasurer because he isn't good enough to be a captain). He joined in the 2018-19 season as a seventh grader, competing in Solar System, Disease Detectives, and Write It Do It. In the 2019-20 season he competed in Reach for the Stars, Meteorology (a bad event), Fossils, and Boomilever, but the season was cut short due to the coronavirus. This season, he competes in Reach for the Stars, Disease Detectives, and Fossils. Wzhang5460 is his brother who competed for Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School.

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Ignore the random shifts between the third and first person I cannot grammar.


2018 to 2019 season



Invitationals
RIP Murphy didn't go any this year.
Regionals A-Team (Medals 1st-8th)

2nd R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 2nd place at the Eastern Long Island Regional.


Gold BenZ has received a Gold medal in Solar System at Eastern Long Island Regional.
6th BenZ has received a 6th place medal in Disease Detectives at Eastern Long Island Regional.


BenZ totally did not expect getting onto the A-team, and probably only did due to luck of nobody else doing his events. Doing only 2 events, BenZ failed his tryout for Battery Buggy. BenZ was hard carried for Solar System, which is why he got first. Disease Detectives was less of a carry but we did not do that well.
States A-Team (Medals 1st-10th)

5th R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 5th place at the New York State Tournament.


7th BenZ has received a 7th place medal in Solar System at New York States.
21th BenZ has received a 21th place medal in Write It Do It at New York States.


All Solar System credits go to Claire who carried BenZ. BenZ didn't do Disease Detectives at states due to a conflict with Solar System, causing him to only get one states medal :(. BenZ clearly also totally failed Write It Do It, because the event was given to us a couple weeks before the state competition and we had barely practiced.


2019 to 2020 season


BenZ did not make Disease Detectives either because of a conflict with Meteorology or he just failed the tryout.
LISO Invitational A-Team (Medals 1st-7th)

3rd R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 3rd place at the Long Island Invitational.


Gold BenZ has received a Gold medal in Reach for the Stars at Long Island Invitational.
Silver BenZ has received a Silver medal in Fossils at Long Island Invitational.
Bronze BenZ has received a Bronze medal in Meteorology at Long Island Invitational.
9th BenZ has received a 9th place medal in Boomilever at Long Island Invitational.


BenZ has been grinding Reach for the Stars so YAY. This first place had caused him to earn the title of "Reach Dad" courtesy of Rithik. Fossils was surprising as BenZ was carried and thought he failed. Meteorology was the most surprising as BenZ and his partner barely practiced. Boomilever BenZ and his partner kind of flopped, with an efficiency of about 430; 18.7 g heavy and held 8.05 kg. Murphy sadly left before the award ceremony due to it being very late, but the bus back ended up breaking down so we still got home about as late as we would've got home if WE STAYED.
Regionals A-Team (Medals 1st-10th)

2nd R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 2nd place at the Eastern Long Island Regional.


Bronze BenZ has received a Bronze medal in Reach for the Stars at Eastern Long Island Regional.
Bronze BenZ has received a Bronze medal in Fossils at Eastern Long Island Regional.
5th BenZ has received a 5th place medal in Meteorology at Eastern Long Island Regional.
5th BenZ has received a 5th place medal in Boomilever at Eastern Long Island Regional.


What depression. Third in Reach for the Stars, considering how much time BenZ put into it that is sad. First and second place were Gelinas B and A, respectively. Even more depression was that Gelinas B was 2 seventh graders. Third in Fossils was pretty good. BenZ doesn't know what to think about fifth in Meteorology but once again considering how we barely studied at all we did okay. Boomilever did better than at invitationals, with a weight of 19.6 g and held 10.66 kg; efficiency of about 542. This was a very sad day and we better do better at states, especially for Reach for the Stars, the failure was a huge surprise.
States A-Team (Medals 1st-10th)
Sadly, the New York state tournament got cancelled due to the spreading Coronavirus.


2020 to 2021 season


University of Chicago Invitational A-Team (Medals 1st-8th)

6th R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 6th place at the University of Chicago Invitational.


Silver BenZ has received a Silver medal in Reach for the Stars at University of Chicago Invitational.
Bronze BenZ has received a Bronze medal in Fossils at University of Chicago Invitational.
Bronze BenZ has received a Bronze medal in Disease Detectives at University of Chicago Invitational.


That actually was ok the new online format was ok. BenZ is pretty happy with his placements. Second in Reach for the Stars was actually a surprise because his old partner quit and his new partner had to learn the event in two weeks. Third in Fossils was nice, and third in Disease Detectives was also a surprise because the test was 110 questions (pain.) Murphy mainly only got sixth because we did not do three of the events.
BirdSO Invitational A-Team (Medals 1st-6th)

18th R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 18th place at the BirdSO.


7th BenZ has received a 7th place medal in Reach for the Stars at BirdSO.
7th BenZ has received a 7th place medal in Fossils at BirdSO.
17th BenZ has received a 17th place medal in Disease Detectives at BirdSO.

Apparently, we all failed this invitational and I got no medals for the first time yay. Edit: Oh turns out I got 7th in Fossils and Reach for the Stars, and for Fossils it was by 4 points...
Marquette University High School Invitational A-Team (Medals 1st-5th)

13th R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 13th place at the Marquette University High Invitational.


5th BenZ has received a 5th place medal in Reach for the Stars at Marquette University High Invitational.
5th BenZ has received a 5th place medal in Disease Detectives at Marquette University High Invitational.
6th BenZ has received a 6th place medal in Fossils at Marquette University High Invitational.


So no Fossils medal again, surprising because the test was extremely easy. It was close though. Disease I did not expect to place in at all (we are bad), and for Reach the test was brutal so I'm happy we placed.
Regionals A-Team (Medals 1st-10th)

2nd R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 2nd place at the Eastern Long Island Regional.


Gold BenZ has received a Gold medal in Reach for the Stars at Eastern Long Island Regional.
Silver BenZ has received a Silver medal in Disease Detectives at Eastern Long Island Regional.


So this sucked. Gelinas somehow got dqed for like 4 events and we got dqed for like 3. So yeah no fossils medal. The other places were ok I guess. Whatever we'll just aim to do well for states. Anyway Dropbox is the worst and idk why we got dqed in the first place.
States A-Team (Medals 1st-10th)

2nd R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 2nd place at the New York State Tournament.


Gold BenZ has received a Gold medal in Reach for the Stars at New York States.
Bronze BenZ has received a Bronze medal in Disease Detectives at New York States.
4th BenZ has received a 4th place medal in Fossils at New York States.


Wtf we actually made nats. And a states gold medal crazy. My dreams have been answered.


Nationals A-Team (Medals 1st-6th)

27th R.C. Murphy Junior High School came in 27th place at the Arizona State University 2021.


Silver BenZ has received a Silver medal in Reach for the Stars at Arizona State University 2021.
38th BenZ has received a 38th place medal in Disease Detectives at Arizona State University 2021.
13th BenZ has received a 13th place medal in Fossils at Arizona State University 2021.


Lets go got my first nats medal and it was second place hype. idk what happened with disease ngl. The tests were all pretty long (125 questions ish), and I doubt our raw score was over 60% for the reach test it was extremely difficult. Gg guys this is the end of my Murphy scio career. On to Ward Melville where I will fail miserably but that is a story for another day.


2021 to 2022 season



The date is: July 30

The time is: 03:59 UTC