User:Mrericsully

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Mrericsully's Accomplishments
Number of years competing 6
Total medals/ribbons as student 37
Invitational tournaments 5
Invitational ribbons 10
Regional tournaments 6
Regional top 3 medals 15
State tournaments 5
State medals 12
National tournaments 2 ('95,'96)
National medals 0
Number of years coaching Div C 15
Number of years coaching Div B 10
Total medals/ribbons as coach 126
Invitational tournaments 4
Invitational medals 16
Regional tournaments 23
Regional medals 109
State tournaments 3
State medals 1
Events supervised/Tests written 12

Mrericsully is a current Physical Science Teacher and Science Olympiad Coach at Russia Middle School and Russia High School in Ohio. Russia is a small, rural school with less than 500 K-12 in one building. At Russia, Mrericsully is the Junior High and High School Physical Sciences Teacher teaching: 8th grade general science, freshmen/high school physical science, chemistry, AP chemistry, DE/CC+ chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth & space science, CC+ physical geology, and senior science. He has a BA in Physics from Cedarville University, a MS in AYA Physical Science Education from the University of Dayton, a MS in Earth Science Education from Wright State University, and numerous college credit from other universities. In addition to coaching Science Olympiad at Russia, he also coaches: Envirothon (Ohio Area IV), FIRST LEGO League Robotics, and Chess Club. Outside of school he is an active tutor on Wyzant. In his personal time he enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks, working with technology, spending time with his family, and being an active member in his church. He missed his first Science Olympiad competition as a coach because his oldest daughter was born two weeks early, the day before competition - he's school's former coach was able to step in and take over. During his college years he helps with the Piqua Regional Tournament. Formerly, he was a Division C competitor for the Piqua High School Science Olympiad team (10th-12th grade, 1998-2000) and Division B competitor for Bennett Junior High School Science Olympiad team (7th-9th grade, 1994-1996). As a coach he has led his two teams to 3 Ohio state competitions and had team members earn medals in 1 event at State, 52 events at Regional, and 5 at Invitationals. Many of his former team members have moved on into careers in various science and engineering fields.


Event Supervising/Tournament Involvement

Year Occasion Division Event Position
2020 Piqua Invitational, Ohio C Codebusters Event Test Writer
2019 Piqua Invitational, Ohio C Codebusters Event Supervisor
2014 Northwest Regional, Ohio B Rocks and Minerals Event Supervisor
2014 Northwest Regional, Ohio C Rocks and Minerals Event Supervisor
2013 Northwest Regional, Ohio B Rocks and Minerals Event Supervisor
2013 Northwest Regional, Ohio B Rocks and Minerals Event Supervisor
2012 Northwest Regional, Ohio B Mission Possible Event Supervisor
2012 Northwest Regional, Ohio C Forensics Event Supervisor
2011 Northwest Regional, Ohio C Forensics Event Supervisor
2010 Northwest Regional, Ohio C Forensics Event Supervisor
2008 Northwest Regional, Ohio B Crime Busters Event Supervisor
2007 Northwest Regional, Ohio B Crime Busters Event Supervisor

Accomplishments as a Coach

Mrericsully has spent his career coaching the Division B Russia Middle School and Division C Russia High School Teams. Under his leadership the high school team has qualified for the State Tournament twice (5th in 2010 and 7th in 2011 at Ohio's Northwest Regional Tournament). In 2021 this his middle school team qualified for State after placing 29th in the Western Ohio Virtual Regional Tournament. His Division C team has earned 84 medals (9 first, 6 second, 9 third, and 60 other top six) and the Division B team has earned 35 medals (3 first, 3 second, 7 third, and 2 other top 6).

Season Division Tournament Event Place
2006 B Regional Mystery Architecture 1
2006 C Regional Designer Genes 5
2007 B Regional Science Word 2
2007 B Regional Science Crime Busters 3
2007 B Regional Metric Mastery 5
2007 B Regional Anatomy 6
2007 B Regional Disease Detectives 6
2007 B Regional Road Scholar 6
2008 B Regional Anatomy 2
2008 B Regional Reach for the Stars 3
2008 B Regional Mystery Architecture 4
2008 B Regional Metric Mastery 6
2008 C Regional Disease Detectives 1
2008 C Regional Forensics 3
2008 C Regional Electric Vehicle 4
2008 C Regional Experimental Design 5
2008 C Regional Rocks and Minerals 6
2009 C Regional Trajectory 3
2009 C Regional Astronomy 6
2009 C Regional Electric Vehicle 6
2010 C Regional Forensics 1
2010 C Regional Fossils 1
2010 C Regional Mission Possible 1
2010 C Regional Environmental Chemistry 2
2010 C Regional Experimental Design 3
2010 C Regional Remote Sensing 3
2010 C Regional Anatomy and Physiology 4
2010 C Regional Dynamic Planet 5
2010 C Regional Astronomy 6
2010 C Regional Elevated Bridge 6
2010 C Regional It's About Time 6
2010 C State Mission Possible 5
2011 C Regional Fossils 1
2011 C Regional Mission Possible 1
2011 C Regional Astronomy 2
2011 C Regional Dynamic Planet 2
2011 C Regional Tower Building 2
2011 C Regional Ecology 4
2011 C Regional Helicopters 4
2011 C Regional Ornithology 4
2011 C Regional Forensics 5
2011 C Regional Mousetrap Vehicle 5
2011 C Regional Wind Power 5
2012 B Regional Write It Do It 1
2012 B Regional Compute This 3
2012 B Regional Disease Detectives 3
2012 B Regional Reach for the Stars 3
2012 B Regional Crime Busters 5
2012 B Regional Dynamic Planet 5
2012 B Regional Microbe Mission 5
2012 B Regional Road Scholar 5
2012 B Regional Meteorology 6
2012 C Regional Astronomy 3
2012 C Regional Forensics 3
2012 C Regional Anatomy and Physiology 5
2012 C Regional Dynamic Planet 5
2012 C Regional Forestry 5
2012 C Regional Technical Problem Solving 6
2013 B Regional Keep the Heat 1
2013 B Regional Anatomy 2
2013 B Regional Disease Detectives 3
2013 B Regional Write It Do It 3
2013 B Regional Meteorology 4
2013 B Regional Reach for the Stars 4
2013 B Regional Sounds of Music 4
2013 B Regional Experimental Design 5
2013 B Regional Metric Mastery 6
2013 B Regional Rotor Egg Drop 6
2013 B Regional Shock Value 6
2013 C Regional Thermodynamics 1
2013 C Regional Disease Detectives 2
2013 C Regional Anatomy and Physiology 5
2013 C Regional Dynamic Planet 6
2014 C Regional Rocks and Minerals 1
2014 C Regional Designer Genes 2
2014 C Regional Compound Machines 3
2014 C Regional Geologic Mapping 4
2014 C Regional Astronomy 6
2014 C Regional Entomology 6
2014 C Regional Forensics 6
2015 C Regional Disease Detectives 3
2015 C Regional Bungee Drop 4
2015 C Regional Mission Possible 4
2015 C Regional Write It Do It 5
2015 C Regional Compound Machines 6
2016 C Invitational Piqua Experimental Design 1
2016 C Invitational Piqua Protein Modeling 4
2016 C Invitational Piqua Disease Detectives 5
2016 C Invitational Piqua Fossils 5
2016 C Invitational Piqua Hydrogeology 5
2016 C Invitational Piqua It's About Time 5
2016 C Invitational Piqua Robot Arm 5
2016 C Invitational Piqua Cell Biology 6
2016 C Invitational Piqua Game On 6
2016 C Invitational Piqua Green Generation 6
2016 C Invitational Piqua Write It Do It 6
2016 C Regional Air Trajectory 4
2016 C Regional Forensics 4
2016 C Regional It's About Time 4
2016 C Regional Chemistry Lab 5
2016 C Regional Game On 5
2016 C Regional Astronomy 6
2016 C Regional Fossils 6
2016 C Regional Geologic Mapping 6
2016 C Regional Invasive Species 6
2016 C Regional Protein Modeling 6
2017 B Regional Fast Facts 5
2017 B Regional Meteorology 5
2017 C Invitational Piqua Invasive Species 4
2017 C Invitational Piqua Game On 5
2017 C Invitational Piqua Anatomy & Physiology 6
2017 C Invitational Piqua Disease Detectives 6
2017 C Regional Forensics 4
2017 C Regional Invasive Species 4
2017 C Regional Ecology 5
2017 C Regional Disease Detectives 6
2018 B Regional Dynamic Planet 5
2018 C Regional Herpetology 5
2018 C Regional Mousetrap Vehicle 5
2018 C Regional Disease Detectives 6
2018 C Regional Write It Do It 6
2019 C Regional Fermi Questions 3
2019 C Regional Disease Detectives 4
2019 C Regional Protein Modeling 5
2019 C Regional Circuit Lab 6
2021 B Invitational Feb Nationwide Virtual* Write It Do It 6
  • This ended up being top in our state out of 281 teams that registered to complete nationwide, and at least 181 who showed up.

Accomplishments as a Student

Year Division Grade Event Invitational^ Regional - Piqua State - Ohio Nationals
1995 B 7 Team Placement x 1 2 25
1995 B 7 Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils x 1 1 ?
1995 B 7 Tower Building x 2 - -
1995 B 7 Out of this World x ! 1 ?
1995 B 7 Metric Mastery x ? ? ?
1995 B 7 Egg Drop x 8 ? cracked egg
1996 B 8 Team Placement 1 1 1 16
1996 B 8 Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils 2 1 2 ?
1996 B 8 Metric Mastery 2* 1 3 ?
1996 B 8 Out of this World 1 1 6 ?
1996 B 8 Mission Possible - ! 2 ?
1996 B 8 Tree-mendous 1 - - -
1996 B 8 Egg Drop 3 ? broke egg ?
1996 B 8 Simple Machines 2 ?
1996 B 8 ? I know I did 7 events - ? ?
1997 B 9 Team Placement 1 3 5 x
1997 B 9 Simple Machines ? ? ? x
1997 B 9 Fossils 1 1 1 x
1997 B 9 Earth Science Process 1 2 4 x
1997 B 9 Mission Possible - - 5 x
1998 C 10 Team Placement x !! x x
1998 C 10 Reach for the Stars (trial) x 2 ? x
1998 C 10 Fossils x ? x x
1998 C 10 Science of Fitness x ? x x
1999 C 11 Team Placement x 2 ? x
1999 C 11 Reach for the Stars x 1 ? x
1999 C 11 Earth, Sea, & Sky 1 3 4 x
1999 C 11 Mission Possible - ! 5 x
2000 C 12 Team Placement ? 1 ? x
2000 C 12 Reach for the Stars ? 1 ? x
2000 C 12 Rocks and Minerals ? 1 1 x
2000 C 12 Dynamic Planet 2 ? ? x
2000 C 12 Mission Possible 4 ! fire x
2000 C 12 Chemistry Lab 2 ? ? x
2000 C 12 Metric Mastery? ? ? ? x
2000 C 12 Physical Science Lab? ? ? ? x

x: Team did not compete
?: Placement unknown
!: Event not hosted
-: Did not complete
^: 1995 & 1996 Roseville Invitational, 2000 Solon Invitational
!!: We don't talk about the 1998 season.a

a If you really want to know the long-time high school coach, Mr. Dave Williams (PHS chemistry teacher) quit coaching to focus on tennis. Mr. Denlinger (one of several HS biology teachers) took over since his daughter was on the team at the time. Mr. Bill Denlinger took over in ('96-)1997 when his daughter was a sophomore, but he didn't put any work into the team and instead rode off the success, skills, and student motivation of the members coming up to the high school team from Bennett Junior High School's team. This lack of coaching led to the high school failing to qualify for the 1998 State Tournament - the first time the team had ever not qualified for the State Tournament. The team's dismal performance also lead to him resigning his position and Mrs. Gillespe taking over and returning the high school team to its success. Even though we don't talk about the 1998 season I am quite proud of the fact that the only event the team placed in was my 2nd place medal in the Astronomy trial event. I'm all the more proud because I did this alone despite it being a two-person event.