|Years in SO
||R.C. Murphy Junior High School
|Events competed in
BenZ is currently part of the R.C. Murphy Junior High School team. He joined in the 2018-19 season, competing in Solar System, Disease Detectives, and Write It Do It. In the 2019-20 season he competed in Reach for the Stars, Meteorology, Fossils, and Boomilever. This season was cut short due to the coronavirius. Next season he plans on trying out for Reach for the Stars, Disease Detectives, Fossils, Circuit Lab, and Meteorology. Wzhang5460 is his brother who competed for Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School.
2018 to 2019 season
RIP Murphy didn't go any this year.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sadly, the New York state tournament got cancelled due to the spreading Coronavirius.
2019 to 2020 season
The date is: July 6
The time is: 12:06 UTC