User:ItsDerk

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Some Stats
Number of Years Competing 7
Total Awards ???
Invitational Awards ???
Regional Awards ???
State Awards 5
National Awards 3
Events Supervised/Tests Written 1

itsDerk was one of the senior co-captains of Solon High School for the 2019-2020 season.

Tournament Involvement/Tests Written

2020 (High School Senior)

Venue Location Level Date Event Role
Solon Invitational Solon, OH Invitational February 1, 2020 Lean Mean Meme Machine Test Writer and Supervisor

History and Results

2019-2020 (12th Grade)

This year ItsDerk decided to fully focus on Science Olympiad. He competed in Astronomy, Experimental Design, Machines, Ping Pong Parachute, Protein Modeling, and Sounds of Music -- he was also an occasional fill-in for Circuits. This year ItsDerk was Team Captain, and was Event Captain of Machines and Protein Modeling. He would've competed in Experimental Design, Machines, Ping Pong Parachute, and Sounds of Music at the State Tournament, if not for it's unfortunate demise to COVID-19 :((

Placements
Events Northview Worthington Kenston MIT Solon Centerville Piqua Mentor Regionals WLS
Astronomy 10th x 1st 32nd^ 5th x 3rd 7th x x
Circuit Lab x x x x x x x x 4th 4th
Experimental Design 2nd 2nd x 3rd 26th 22nd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd^
Machines 6th 1st^ 1st^ 14th 10th 1st 3rd 4th^ 3rd 6th
Sounds of Music 14th 3rd 2nd 14th 10th 8th 4th 6th 5th 2nd
Ping Pong Parachute x x 3rd x 22nd 1st x 2nd x 5th
Protein Modeling x 1st^ x x x x 1st^ x x 3rd^
Team 2nd^ 1st 1st 18th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 4th

Notes:

ItsDerk was drafted into Detector at Northview, things did not go as intended.

Legend:

x: Did not compete.

^: Had a draft/fill-in.

2018-2019 (11th Grade)

After dropping some other time-consuming clubs, itsDerk decided to compete in Circuit Lab, Experimental Design, Protein Modeling, Sounds of Music, and Thermodynamics. He was the Assistant Technology Manager of the team this year, and Dynamic Planet Event Captain. He continued to help out the Solon Middle School team as an Assitant Event Coach in Circuits, but didn't really end up doing much because those guys were solid. He finally made it onto the states team for the first time, competing in Experimental Design, Protein Modeling, and Thermodynamics at the State and National levels.

Placements
Events Westlake Centerville Westlake Solon Cornell Regionals States Nationals
Circuit Lab x x x 12th 2nd 1st x x
Experimental Design 4th 1st 4th 3rd 7th x 2nd 7th
Protein Modeling 4th 4th 4th 13th 10th 2nd 4th 25th
Sounds of Music x x x x 28th 2nd x x
Thermodynamics 1st 14th 10th 10th x x 2nd 7th
Team 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd

Notes:

ItsDerk missed Northview, Southview and West Liberty Salem due to conflicts with Speech and Debate. Kenston was snowed out this year.

At Cornell, the instrument score was not added to the test score in Sounds of Music.

Legend:

x: Did not compete.


^: Had a draft/fill-in.

2017-2018 (10th Grade)

ItsDerk competed in Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Remote Sensing, Thermodynamics, and Towers. This year he was the Assistant Event Coach in Dynamic Planet for the Solon Middle School team. He ended up doing too many clubs and was only able to compete in four invitationals. Thus, he did not make the state team and he regrets not focusing more on Science Olympiad.

Placements
Events Northview MIT Southview WLS
Dynamic Planet 12th x 1st x
Experimental Design x 20th x x
Remote Sensing 17th 14th 5th 7th
Towers x 14th 2nd x
Thermodynamics 13th x x 9th^
Team 3rd 6th 1st 1st

Notes:

ItsDerk was drafted into Mousetrap Vehicle at WLS, things did not go as intended.

Legend:

x: Did not compete.

^: Had a draft/fill-in.

2016-2017 (9th Grade)

itsDerk competed in Bottle Rocket, Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Hovercraft, and Towers. He ended up making the states team as an alternate and competed in the trial event Roller Coaster at the Ohio State Tournament, and Rotor Egg Drop at the National Tournament.

Placements
Events Westlake Kenston Wright State Solon Mentor Regionals WLS States Nationals
Bottle Rocket ?^ ? ? ? 2nd ? ? x x
Dynamic Planet x ? x x x x x x x
Experimental Design ? 2nd^ ? ?^ 2nd ? ? x x
Hovercraft ? ? ? x x x ? x x
Towers ? x x ? 5th ? ? x x
Roller Coaster ? x
Rotor Egg Drop 2nd
Team ? ? ? ? 1st ? ? 1st 3rd

Notes:

The results from this year were unable to be located, most if not everything is from memory and old team schedules.

ItsDerk had the first experience of carrying during Kenston's Experimental Design when one partner did not want to touch the materials (because there was a mealworm), and the other (who was a draft) had forgotten to show up. This is why the result is so distinctly remembered.

ItsDerk was drafted into Scrambler at Solon and Regionals, things did not go as intended.

Legend:

x: Did not compete.

?: Do not know or remember the result.

^: Had a draft/fill-in.

2015-2016 (8th Grade)

ItsDerk competed in Bottle Rockets, Crime Busters, Experimental Design and Wind Power. He did not make it onto the states team this year as it was his first year in Div B and he did not know what was going on.

Placements
Events Westlake Kenston Magsig Solon Wright State Mentor Regionals WLS
Bottle Rocket x 7th 21st 38th 27th 6th 2nd 6th
Crime Busters x 18th 14th x 19th 3rd x x
Experimental Design x x 2nd 9th x 5th 11th 9th
Wind Power x 2nd 3rd 2nd x x 3rd 2nd
Team 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st

Notes:

ItsDerk was an alternate/helper at Westlake.

ItsDerk was drafted into Scrambler at Wright State, it did not go as intended.

Legend:

x: Did not compete.

2014-2015 (7th Grade)

itsDerk was not good enough to make the Division B team for Solon Middle School this year. He regrets not trying harder.

2013-2014 (6th Grade)

itsDerk competed in Experimental Design and Dynamic Planet for the Solon Division A team this year. He placed first in Experimental Design, did not place in Dynamic Planet, and placed first as a team overall at the only competition available for Division A located at CWRU.

2012-2013 (5th Grade)

itsDerk does not have any coherent memories of what happened in 5th grade Science Olympiad. He believes that this is when he discovered the enjoyment of competing in Experimental Design.