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General Information
Years in SO 5
Current Team Treasure Valley Homeschool (C)
Grade 11th
Past Team(s) Treasure Valley Homeschool (B)
Division C Information
Forum profile Tailsfan101
Exalted 2x
Total medals 26
  • 10 invitational medals
  • N/A regional medals
  • 15 state medals
  • 0 national medals
  • 1 MY SO medal
Competitor Info
Competitions attended 15
  • 15 invitationals
  • 3 states
  • 3 nationals
Events competed in 19
Years volunteered 1
Number of competitions 1
Number of tests written 1
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Tailsfan101 (me) is a Division C Science Olympiad competitor who began competing in the 2016-2017 season for the middle school team Treasure Valley Homeschool in the state of Idaho. His team won state competition in 2017 and 2018 and earned the right to go to Nationals in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, his team ended up 2nd at state, falling short of a third straight win. However, he was chosen to compete on his team's Division C team for the 2019 National Tournament, which placed 35th. In 2020, his sophomore year, he competed on the high school team for the Nebo Invitational and the Idaho Mini-Invitationals. Unfortunately, state and nationals were cancelled. He plans to compete in Science Olympiad until he graduates in 2022. FlagOfIdaho.png

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Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Disease Detectives at 2017 Idaho State.
Silver Tailsfan101 has received a Silver medal in Road Scholar at 2017 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Crime Busters at 2018 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Road Scholar at 2018 Idaho State.
Silver Tailsfan101 has received a Silver medal in Disease Detectives at 2018 Idaho State.
Bronze Tailsfan101 has received a Bronze medal in Microbe Mission at 2018 Idaho State.
Silver Tailsfan101 has received a Silver medal in Road Scholar at 2019 Davis Invitational.
Bronze Tailsfan101 has received a Bronze medal in Disease Detectives at 2019 Davis Invitational.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Crime Busters at 2019 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Road Scholar at 2019 Idaho State.
Silver Tailsfan101 has received a Silver medal in Disease Detectives at 2019 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Designer Genes at 2020 Nebo Invitational.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in GeoLogic Mapping at 2020 Nebo Invitational.
Silver Tailsfan101 has received a Silver medal in Protein Modeling at 2020 Nebo Invitational.
Bronze Tailsfan101 has received a Bronze medal in Disease Detectives at 2020 Nebo Invitational.
7th Tailsfan101 has received a 7th place medal in Disease Detectives at September MY SO.
4th Tailsfan101 has received a 4th place medal in Designer Genes at 2021 Camas Invitational.
5th Tailsfan101 has received a 5th place medal in Detector Building at 2021 Troy-Athens Invitational.
6th Tailsfan101 has received a 6th place medal in Disease Detectives at 2021 River Hill Invitational.
Bronze Tailsfan101 has received a Bronze medal in GeoLogic Mapping at 2021 River Hill Invitational.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Anatomy and Physiology at 2021 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Codebusters at 2021 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Detector Building at 2021 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in Disease Detectives at 2021 Idaho State.
Gold Tailsfan101 has received a Gold medal in GeoLogic Mapping at 2021 Idaho State.
Silver Tailsfan101 has received a Silver medal in Forensics at 2021 Idaho State.
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2017 (7th, Division B)

Event State Nationals
Disease Detectives 1st 16th
Dynamic Planet - ^50th
Road Scholar 2nd 51st
Fast Facts 4th 59th
Team 1st 51st

2018 (8th, Division B)

Event State Nationals
Crime Busters 1st 35th
Road Scholar 1st 44th
Disease Detectives ^2nd ^37th
Microbe Mission ^3rd ^46th
Team 1st 51st

2019 (9th, Division B/C)

Event Idaho mini-invites DISCO State Nationals
Bishop Kelly North JH
Crime Busters 3rd N/A 6th 1st -
Road Scholar N/A ^1st 2nd 1st -
Disease Detectives N/A N/A 3rd 2nd -
Heredity N/A 2nd 4th 4th -
Elastic Launched Glider N/A N/A 6th - -
GeoLogic Mapping N/A - - - 31st
Write It Do It N/A N/A - - 24th
Periodic Table Quiz (OBG) N/A N/A - - ^41st
Team N/A N/A 5th 2nd 35th

2020 (10th, Division C)

Both the 2020 Idaho State Tournament and the 2020 National tournament were cancelled due to the 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak. Take note that placements for those tournaments are my estimates on how I would have done.

Event Idaho mini-invites Nebo North JH State Nationals
St. Joseph's Fairmont Kuna Bishop Kelly
Disease Detectives N/A ^1st N/A N/A ^3rd - 1st 14th
Designer Genes N/A N/A 1st N/A 1st N/A 1st 18th
GeoLogic Mapping 1st N/A N/A N/A 1st N/A 1st 27th
Protein Modeling N/A N/A N/A 1st 2nd 1st 1st 20th
Write It Do It *2nd N/A N/A N/A - - - 19th
Codebusters N/A N/A ^*2nd N/A - N/A - -
Team N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st N/A 1st 32nd

2021 (11th, Division C)

Event MY SO Idaho mini-invites Iolani Camas Fairfax Troy-Athens River Hill State Nationals
Disease Detectives ^7th ^1st ^10th ^12th ^11th ^14th ^6th ^1st ^30th
Designer Genes N/A N/A 11th 4th 24th 8th 30th N/A 50th
GeoLogic Mapping N/A 1st 13th 10th 25th 11th 3rd 1st 15th
Codebusters N/A N/A 14th - - - 32nd ^1st -
Write It CAD It N/A N/A N/A 23rd - 24th 28th N/A -
Anatomy and Physiology ^? 1st 14th 16th 12th 31st 45th 1st 44th
Chemistry Lab N/A N/A ^21st - - - ^59th N/A -
Protein Modeling N/A N/A ^16th ^12th ^29th ^9th ^28th N/A ^33rd
Forensics - ^1st - - ^13th - ^26th ^2nd ^40th
Detector Building N/A N/A - - - ^5th ^39th ^1st -
Fast Facts (trial) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ^? N/A N/A
Team N/A N/A 21st 32nd 50th 26th 40th 1st 53rd

^Event was competed in alone.
*Lost to teammates on event full-time.

Clarification: When a dash (-) is shown, it means the event was run at that competition, but I didn't compete in it. When "N/A" is written, it means the event was not run at the competition.

Tournament Involvement

Tournament Year Event Role(s)
North Junior High Invitational 2020 Crime Busters Main writer, assistant supervisor, main grader
North Junior High Invitational 2020 Disease Detectives Assistant writer, assistant grader
North Junior High Invitational 2020 Heredity Assistant supervisor, main grader

Tests Taken

Here's a list of ratings on the tests I've taken:


Disease Detectives 2017, State

(1st) This test was fairly easy, except for something my partner (Nerd_Bunny) and I were unfamiliar with: sensitivity and specificity. But somehow, she figured it out, and we won. The test had a good length to it (keeping us working for a full 20 minutes), and it covered many aspects of the event. 8/10

Road Scholar 2017, State

(2nd) I found this test to be quite long, but it was well run and covered essentially everything Road Scholar should cover. It was challenging and certainly time-consuming, but I still enjoyed taking it. 8/10

Fast Facts 2017, State

(4th) This test was well run, and the biology room it was run in was very nice. The test itself, however, was less than desirable. Some categories were quite basic, some were quite obscure, and one was completely off the grid (Five-letter Science Terms). 4/10

Disease Detectives 2017, Nationals

(16th) A long test (23 pages), but fairly easy and covering the aspects of the event very nicely. It didn't take a long time to get through, and the division of the test into two separate cases was well done. Plus, the room it was in was really cool! 10/10

Road Scholar 2017, Nationals

(51st) Definitely the worst Nationals test I took. The whole test was confusing, starting from the very first few questions ("What paper was this map printed on", "What ink was used on this map", and "How many of Ohio's presidents died in office?"). I probably saved us from a complete bomb by going for the tiebreakers first. 4/10

Fast Facts 2017, Nationals

(59th) At least my partner and I had fun with this test. We found it to be quite challenging, yet the test was still well written. Some categories were hard (i.e. "Flightless Birds", "Famous Female Scientists"), but all were descriptive enough so that we knew what they were asking (i.e. "Unstable Chemicals"). 8/10

Dynamic Planet 2017, Nationals

(50th) This test pleased me. The questions weren't completely random, as some of the practice tests I took were, and they had a nice flow. The part that stands out to me most is tracking a lava flow, which, to my surprise, I found to be fairly simple. I was happy with my finish, because I did it alone and had a month to prepare. 9/10


Disease Detectives 2018, State

(2nd) A fairly easy test, as I think it was only seven pages long. Despite a relatively short length, the questions seemed to cover important aspects well. They included multiple case scenarios, but managed to come up with different questions for each, varying in difficulty. My one objection is that they gave the exact same test to Division B and Division C, decreasing the difficulty for C. 7/10

Road Scholar 2018, State

(1st) I loved this test. By using a state highway map and several quadrangle maps, the test had many different types of questions, yet all seemed appropriate for the maps used. Aside from the 33 questions, it also included map drawing and a stream gradient, both of which were challenging but fun. 10/10

Crime Busters 2018, State

(1st) The test certainly lacked some things, as chromatography was completely absent, and the plastics were given on the test. Also, if you wanted to test unknowns with water, HCl, or iodine, you had to bring your samples to the front of the room. However, there were 14 unknowns, including two mixtures, which seems to be a good amount for our state. The test itself was well written, and the way the unknowns applied to the suspects had a nice chemistry (pun intended). 6/10

Microbe Mission 2018, State

(3rd) This test had a great length to it, and the questions showed a good variety. Interestingly, in a section where it required me to label different bacterial shapes, the funny thing is that I had the exact same diagram on my cheat sheet that they used, only without labels. Unfortunately, there was nothing about diseases on the entire test, which was very disappointing to me. 7/10

Disease Detectives 2018, Nationals

(37th) Gosh, I was sure stressed taking this test (by myself). Due to a late starting time, we only had 41 minutes to take the test. However, the questions had great variety, and seemed to cover almost all important aspects of this event. The only thing missing was foodborne illnesses... 7/10

Road Scholar 2018, Nationals

(44th) This test was a bit long, but the test itself was amazing. I appreciated the storyline (Hawking, Newton, and Einstein exploring Wyoming) and the questions were spot-on, covering pretty much everything this event has to offer. The one thing I disliked was how there were so many exams/answer sheets, which proved to be a bit confusing. 9/10

Crime Busters 2018, Nationals

(35th) This was a great test. There were many unknowns to test, as expected, but they seemed to be well-rounded. The test theme was nice (a break-in at S.T.A.R. Labs), and I appreciated the questions. (Boy, I was amazed when my partner and I were almost done testing, and the ES says "You've got about 35 minutes left". It sure gave us a lot of time to work on the analysis.) 8/10

Microbe Mission 2018, Nationals

(46th) Definitely the worst Nationals test I took this year. The goggles were not needed at all, and spelling errors were all over the test. The ES's never announced when you were supposed to start your station, and the station rotations were confusing. However, the questions themselves covered the important aspects well, and showed a nice variety. Unfortunately, my first stations event was less than desirable... 5/10


Crime Busters 2019, Bishop Kelly Mini-Invitational

(3rd) A fairly easy test, as we had expected, we ended up having about 25 minutes on the analysis. There were ten unknowns, three hairs (all of which we could do was look at, no microscope), and the plastics were given. This test seemed to be quite similar to the state test last year in the way it was run. However, there may have been some errors in plastic uses... 7/10

Heredity 2019, North JH Mini-Invitational

(2nd) This test was quite short (only 29 questions). The first half was easy in general, but the second half was significantly harder, which evened the test out somewhat. However, when we got our test back, the grading seemed to dock us points where it didn't seem reasonable (i.e. Question: "...What is the chance that their child will have Disease X?"; My answer: "25%"; Grader: 1/2 credit because "How?") 5/10

Road Scholar 2019, North JH Mini-Invitational

(1st) This test was run in stations, yet it didn't seem to detract at all from the test (The ES/test writer said she did it in stations because she "didn't want to give away anything for state"). Easy and hard questions were mixed together nicely, and it seemed to involve nearly all parts of Road Scholar (except map drawing). My only problem was that two of the ten stations were partially copied from a practice test. 8/10

Road Scholar 2019, DISCO Invitational

(2nd) The test was way too short. There were only 30 questions, seven of which didn't even end up counting toward the score because the topographic map was missing some details. The difficulty was alright, and I enjoyed the highway map questions, but it should tell you something that we finished a test that should usually take 45-50 minutes in half an hour. 5/10

Disease Detectives 2019, DISCO Invitational

(3rd) Wow, this test was long. There were 21 pages to it, and we only had a few questions left and the end of 50 minutes. Surprisingly, there weren't a ton of questions, as most of the test was an outbreak scenario. I did kind of enjoy this test, but I would have enjoyed it more had it not felt like a Nationals test. 8/10

Heredity 2019, DISCO Invitational

(4th) This test seemed to be a bit too short, as we finished in 26 minutes. They gave the same test to B and C, so our test felt a bit challenging. However, we still got a pretty good score, and the test was enjoyable, so it wasn't the worst test I took on the day. 8/10

Crime Busters 2019, DISCO Invitational

(6th) This test was enjoyable. It was based off Star Wars, my favorite part being that "Hanz Solow" was covered in "some unidentifiable animal hair, not cat or dog". By the time I finished writing the analysis, we had about a minute left, so the length was good. 8/10

Elastic Launched Glider 2019, DISCO Invitational

(6th) Not much to say here, except that the event supervisors were nice and helpful, and seemed to know what they were doing. Our glider didn't fly very well, but that's not their fault. 7/10

Road Scholar 2019, State

(1st) This was an excellent test. There was a wide range of variability on the questions, including one section which I don't think anyone could have expected. The test also didn't have any "gimmes", with all of the 44 questions possessing at least some degree of difficulty. The one problem I had with the test was there was no map drawing, which was a bit of a disappointment to my partner and I. Nonetheless, this was a very well-written test with an exciting story. 9/10

Disease Detectives 2019, State

(2nd) Yet another well-written test. The length surprised me (16 pages), but we were able to finish in time. The questions covered pretty much everything DD should cover, and while they gave the same test to B and C, there were some questions for C only, which was an improvement from last year. 9/10

Crime Busters 2019, State

(1st) This was my favorite event on the day. The ES was very helpful, and the test was, in my opinion, a very good test for a state competition. There were 14 unknowns, not to mention I got to test fibers, hairs, plastics (density test!), chromatography, and analyze physical evidence. There were five suspects, which offered an interesting level of difficulty, and just hard enough to prevent my partner and I from finishing the analysis (though, from what I could observe, it didn't look like many teams did). Great job to the test writers and supervisors of this event! 10/10

Heredity 2019, State

(4th) This test was certainly the worst test I took on the day, but only because the others were all very good. My main problem with it was that it was run in stations, which to me was a problem considering it was only about 30-40 questions long (and there were 11 stations). The test itself was a good test, and it covered all the aspects of the event. It would have been a much better event for me if it wasn't in stations, though, since I spent more than half of my time waiting to rotate to the next station... 7/10

Write It Do It 2019, Nationals

(24th) Very nicely done. The supervisors knew what they were doing, and were helpful and nice. The room it was in seemed to be well-suited to the event. The only concern I have is that the structure may have been slightly too easy, with only 25 materials. 8/10

GeoLogic Mapping 2019, Nationals

(31st) An amazing test. It was a seemingly perfect length, with my partner and I finishing with about a minute to spare, yet there were 46 questions on the test. It was a great representation of the rules, and included almost all aspects of the event. The supervisors were very clear and helpful, and the test was about the perfect difficulty. I left this event with no regrets. 9/10

Periodic Table Quiz 2019, Nationals

(41st) For an Oldies but Goodies test, I would say it was pretty good. It seemed to cover all the rules said it would, and despite being long (118 questions), it was doable. I was satisfied with beating two teams considering I did virtually no studying. 8/10


GeoLogic Mapping, St. Joseph's Mini-Invitational

(1st) The test was too short (~10 pages). I think there could have been a lot more general knowledge on the test, as most of it was harder, more specific topics. The one pro to this test was that it did give us more things to study, and at least there were no spelling/grammatical errors. 6/10

Write It Do It, St. Joseph's Mini-Invitational

(2nd) Apparently, the structure was the same as it was at last year's mini-invite. For what it was, it had a good difficulty, and I very nearly finished the writing in time (I had perhaps two steps left). The materials could have used more variety, though. 6/10

Disease Detectives, Fairmont Mini-Invitational

(1st) The test was a bit short, only eight pages. It covered a good amount of the event's content, however, and the ES was nice and helpful. I think the answer key may have had one or two errors, but overall, I found it a decent test. 7/10

Codebusters, Kuna Mini-Invitational

(2nd) It seemed to cover a good amount of the codes used in the event, and had eleven total. The timed question was a bit easy, as I solved it in 1:55 by myself ("The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog"). It covered Affine, Caesar, Pollux, Vigenere, Patristocrat, Xenocrypt, and Baconian in addition to several Aristocrats. 7/10

Designer Genes, Kuna Mini-Invitational

(1st) This test certainly could have been longer, only being six pages. The content was also quite easy, as the test felt a lot like a Heredity test. There may have been a mistake on the grading as well. Some parts of the test were also unclear. If it was a Heredity test, it would have been a decent test, but for Designer Genes, it was lacking. 4/10

Protein Modeling, Bishop Kelly Mini-Invitational

(1st) This test was quite short, only three pages. More than half the test was for the JMOL exploration section, and the written test portion was quite easy. On the plus side, the supervisor was helpful and gave us some good tips to improve on our pre-build. 6/10

Designer Genes, Nebo Invitational

(1st) This was easily my favorite test on the day. It covered a wide variety of questions, and was surprisingly long, keeping us working the entire time. A couple questions were a little vague, and there may have been one or two errors in grading, but overall, the pros outweighed the cons. Great job the the test writer of this! 9/10

GeoLogic Mapping, Nebo Invitational

(1st) I had multiple issues with this test. First of all, it was much too short, only having around 20 questions. The test itself wasn't a very good representation of the rules, and perhaps focused on some areas too much, as about 1/3 of the test was on depositional environments. On the other hand, I definitely didn't expect to win, so that was a nice surprise. 4/10

Protein Modeling, Nebo Invitational

(2nd) Upon discovering the test was only four pages long, I figured we'd be done quite quickly. Much to our surprise, the test was extremely difficult, and we took almost the entire time. The multiple choice section asked questions that probably everyone had to guess on. The short answer questions seemed more applicable to the rules, and the JMOL exploration section was well done. It probably didn't separate the teams very well at the bottom, and would have been much better if it had a section with easier questions. All three of us were quite surprised that we didn't win, so the team that beat us must be very strong at this event. 6/10

Disease Detectives, Nebo Invitational

(3rd) Soloing this event was harder than I expected, as the test kept me working the entire time. My only regret was that I couldn't quite finish the test. It was of a good length, but perhaps should have had a bit less general knowledge to focus on outbreak scenarios more. The amount of writing I had to do was immense, and I was disappointed that for some questions I spent quite some time on, I didn't get any points. As one example, it asked what the four main epidemiological studies were and to describe them, and my section on "Experimental" was marked as completely wrong. I think the grading should have been a bit more lenient. Overall, the test itself was good, but the grading needed work. 7/10


Disease Detectives, MYSO

(7th) For testing a new format, I thought this event was run fairly well. The test had a good length and difficulty and kept me working the whole time. The one issue I had was trying to go back to questions, where I had to keep pressing the back button until I reached the question I wanted to. This effectively prevented users from changing answers after they passed them. 7/10

Disease Detectives, Idaho Mini-Invitational

(1st) The test was fairly long and covered the rules fairly well. Perhaps it could have utilized the full scope of the event a bit better, but for a test only two teams took, it was good. Practically, the format made it very easy to cheat, although I highly doubt anyone did. If tests were run in this format with more teams, however, it would be nearly impossible to prevent cheating. 6/10

Disease Detectives, Iolani Invitational

(10th) This test had a good length, and covered the event focus fairly well. The outbreak scenario had a weird section about calculation mmol/L, but aside from that, it was good. 7/10

Designer Genes, Iolani Invitational

(11th) I think this test was a bit too short, and it probably didn't separate the teams well. I found it also to be more like a Heredity test for most of it, as the level of difficulty wasn't especially high. For what there was, I think it was good, but it needed more. 5/10

GeoLogic Mapping, Iolani Invitational

(13th) This test may have been a bit short, but the content made up for it. Nearly all of the test was open answer, but I thought it covered the span of the event very well. Perhaps a few of the questions could have been a little more detailed, but aside from that, I liked this test. 7/10

Anatomy and Physiology, Iolani Invitational

(14th) It would have been nice if the questions were grouped together by system better, but all three systems were covered well. It had a good mix of multiple choice and short answer questions, and most of the questions were answerable. This test was well-written, the only thing I would have changed was its format. 8/10

Codebusters, Iolani Invitational

(14th) This test showed a good mix of different ciphers, and alternated between different question formats well. We had several we couldn't solve, but that's our problem. 8/10

Protein Modeling, Iolani Invitational

(16th) This test was a good length, and had a good mix of short answer and multiple-choice questions. It was a bit more difficult than I had expected, but it covered the material quite well. Considering the Jmol exploration and pre-build weren't included, this test probably separated the teams well. 8/10

Chemistry Lab, Iolani Invitational

(21st) As someone with only a basic knowledge of chemistry, I found this to be a very difficult test, but I have a feeling most of the other teams found it difficult as well. Maybe around half the test was math, only a small portion of which I knew, and most of it required a very detailed understanding of chemistry. The length seemed good, but I finished very quickly due to not knowing most of it, so I wouldn't know. The format of the test could have been a bit more varied; as it was, every single question was multiple-choice. 5/10

Disease Detectives, Camas Invitational

(12th) This was a very creatively written test. The length was a bit too much for me to finish by myself, but the two outbreak scenarios seemed well-written. The ES was very helpful and responsive, and the span fit the rules well. 8/10

Designer Genes, Camas Invitational

(4th) This was a very well-written test, and while many of the questions were fairly easy, the length made up for that. The test covered the span of the event very well, and the difficulty was balanced pretty well between the questions. I may be a bit biased, but this was my favorite Camas test. 9/10

GeoLogic Mapping, Camas Invitational

(10th) The length of the test was quite good, and the content was varied well between easy and difficult. Some of the questions were a bit ambiguous, though, and partial credit was awarded for a lot of our answers. The ES was responsive and helpful. 7/10

Anatomy and Physiology, Camas Invitational

Write It CAD It, Camas Invitational

Protein Modeling, Camas Invitational

Fast Facts (trial), River Hill Invitational

(?) A good length for 50 minutes. Some of the topics were a little cryptic, but most of it was straightforward. It was adapted reasonably well for online format. 7/10

Chem Lab, River Hill Invitational

(59th) Good length, but seemed too difficult. Perhaps a little less math would have been better. The questions were worded well, though, and it was easy to tell what kind of answers it was looking for. 7/10

Forensics, River Hill Invitational

(26th) This was a work of brilliance. The crime scene scenario was very creative and it stuck to the rules. The length was nearly perfect, even for one person, and the short answer section was a perfect difficulty. Perhaps the best test I took for this competition. 10/10

Codebusters, River Hill Invitational

(32nd) My one complaint would be the difficulty; even many of the Aristocrats gave me trouble. It was perhaps a touch too long, but of course, any Code test might seem too long to two people. I liked the general theme of the test and it, for the most part, had good variety. 6/10

Write It CAD It, River Hill Invitational

(28th) A good number of parts and a creative design. The instructions were clear and it went smoothly. 7/10

Detector Building, River Hill Invitational

(39th) Very good variety on these questions, although I feel there was a little too much math. The length was great and it stuck to the rules well. The difficulty was alright, although a little less linking (i.e. "Based on your previous answer...") would have been nice. 7/10

Designer Genes, River Hill Invitational

(30th) The length was great and the variety was good. The difficulty was almost spot on, as it avoided most of the typical "gimmes" but still wasn't impossible. All the questions were worded well and clearly. 8/10

GeoLogic Mapping, River Hill Invitational

(3rd) The length was good and the difficulty range was wide. It stuck to the rules well and utilized diagrams and maps well. This test was creative and clear. One of the better GeoMapping tests I've taken. 9/10

Anatomy and Physiology, River Hill Invitational

(45th) The length and variety were good, but there were several grammatical errors and many questions weren't clear. A lot of the questions were just basic list format and could've gone deeper. 5/10

Protein Modeling, River Hill Invitational

(28th) The length was good and the questions were clear and in-depth. The Jmol exploration section felt a bit long and repetitive, and the biochemistry questions were a bit difficult and perhaps a little off-topic. Also, a little more variety would have been good. 6/10

Disease Detectives, River Hill Invitational

(6th) One of the best DD tests I've taken in a while. The length was just enough to keep me from finishing and it covered the rules very well. The variety was good and it wasn't too easy or too difficult. Also, the writers showed some creativity I haven't seen on other tests. And there were a couple microbe questions! 9/10

Event Affinity

Here is a list of all events I have competed in, ranked from my favorite to my least favorite.

  1. Disease Detectives
  2. Microbe Mission
  3. Road Scholar
  4. Designer Genes
  5. GeoLogic Mapping
  6. Codebusters
  7. Anatomy and Physiology (Skeletal, Muscular, Integumentary)
  8. Protein Modeling
  9. Write It Do It
  10. Write It CAD It
  11. Heredity
  12. Crime Busters
  13. Forensics
  14. Detector Building
  15. Dynamic Planet (Tectonics)
  16. Chemistry Lab (Aqueous Solutions, Acids and Bases)
  17. Periodic Table Quiz
  18. Fast Facts
  19. Elastic Launched Glider Superlatives

This is a comprehensive list of superlatives Tailsfan101 has been nominated for and placements in each.


Best Assassinator - T-5th
Biggest Grammar Nazi - 1st
Funniest - T-7th
Most Helpful - 6th


Biggest Grammar Nazi - 2nd


Best WikiMod - T-2nd
Head of the Grammar Police - 2nd
Least Likely to Have a Social Life - T-4th
Most Athletic - T-10th
Most Helpful (Division C) - T-4th
Most Musical - T-16th
Best Pet - 9th (pet cat)
Wastes Most Time on - T-4th

SciolyOrgLogo.png Tailsfan101 won "Biggest Grammar Nazi" in the 2018 Superlatives.

Assassinator Games

I have been involved in many different Assassinator games, which includes being the Assassinator in games 118: New Life and 136: A SciOly Pandemic. Here is a comprehensive list of all of my activity in the games.

Tailsfan101's Assassinator game activity
Game Assassinator(s) Officer? Targeted? # of protects on me Killed? Accused? Notes
114 lumosityfan No Yes 1 No No
115 bernard No No 1 No No
116 whythelongface, NeilMehta Yes No 1 No No
117 Froggie, knottingpurple Yes Yes 0 Yes No
118 Tailsfan101 Yes Yes 2 No Yes Was sassy
119 TheChiScientist No Yes 1 No No
120 pb5754 Yes Yes 1 No No Correct accuse
121 John Richardsim No No 1 No No Chose sassy
122 eddpmett Yes Yes 0 Yes Yes
123 UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F No Yes 2 Yes No
124 dxu46 No Yes 1 No No
130 linzhiyan Yes Yes 4 No No
131 kate! Yes Yes 1 No No
132 JoeyC Yes Yes 1 No No
133 waffletree No Yes 1 No No
135 pikachu4919 Yes Yes 2 No No
136 Tailsfan101 No Yes 1 No Yes Was sassy
138 TheCrazyChemist, DatSciolyBoi No Yes 1 No No
142 hmmm No No 1 No Yes
143 TheMysteriousMapMan Yes Yes 5 No Yes
144 MadCow2357 Yes No 0 No No
146 LittleMissNyan No Yes 0 Yes No
147 CPScienceDude, MadCow2357 Yes Yes 1 No No Correct accuse
148 pepperonipi No No 0 No No Chose sassy
149 jaggie34 No Yes 1 Yes No
150 BennyTheJett No Yes 1 No No Was co-conspirator


As of late, I have become engrossed in contributing spreadsheets to Unosmium. Here is a list of all spreadsheets I have contributed already, and other spreadsheets I hope to add in the near future in the order I will add them in.


Tournament Division Season Date
Idaho State B 2016 April 2, 2016
Idaho State C 2016 April 2, 2016
Idaho State B 2017 April 8, 2017
Idaho State C 2017 April 8, 2017
Idaho State B 2018 April 7, 2018
Idaho State C 2018 April 7, 2018
Montana State B 2019 November 20, 2018
Montana State C 2019 November 20, 2018
Virginia Charlottesville Regional B 2019 January 26, 2019
Virginia Charlottesville Regional C 2019 January 26, 2019
Washington South Central Regional B 2019 January 26, 2019
Virginia Virginia Tech Regional C 2019 February 2, 2019
Virginia Fairfax Regional B 2019 February 9, 2019
Virginia Fairfax Regional C 2019 February 9, 2019
Mississippi Gulf South Regional B 2019 February 16, 2019
Mississippi Gulf South Regional C 2019 February 16, 2019
Mississippi Southwest Regional B 2019 February 16, 2019
Mississippi Southwest Regional C 2019 February 16, 2019
South Carolina Newberry Regional B 2019 February 23, 2019
South Carolina Newberry Regional C 2019 February 23, 2019
Virginia Lake Braddock Regional B 2019 February 23, 2019
Virginia Lake Braddock Regional C 2019 February 23, 2019
Delaware State B 2019 March 2, 2019
Mississippi North Regional B 2019 March 2, 2019
Mississippi North Regional C 2019 March 2, 2019
Washington Southwest Regional B 2019 March 2, 2019
Washington Southwest Regional C 2019 March 2, 2019
Washington Eastern Region B 2019 March 9, 2019
Washington Eastern Region C 2019 March 9, 2019
Washington Northwest Regional C 2019 March 9, 2019
Washington Northwest Regional B 2019 March 16, 2019
South Carolina State B 2019 March 16, 2019
South Carolina State C 2019 March 16, 2019
Delaware State C 2019 March 16, 2019
Connecticut State B 2019 March 16, 2019
Georgia State B 2019 March 16, 2019
Mississippi State B 2019 March 22, 2019
Mississippi State C 2019 March 22, 2019
Georgia State C 2019 March 23, 2019
Virginia State B 2019 March 23, 2019
New Hampshire State B 2019 March 23, 2019
New Hampshire State C 2019 March 23, 2019
Rhode Island State B 2019 March 30, 2019
Rhode Island State C 2019 March 30, 2019
Connecticut State C 2019 March 30, 2019
Maine State B 2019 March 30, 2019
Maine State C 2019 March 30, 2019
Tennessee State B 2019 April 6, 2019
Washington State B 2019 April 13, 2019
Washington State C 2019 April 13, 2019
Idaho State B 2019 April 13, 2019
Idaho State C 2019 April 13, 2019
Georgia University of Georgia Invitational C 2020 October 26, 2019
Georgia Lambert Invitational C 2020 November 9, 2019
Montana State B 2020 November 26, 2019
Montana State C 2020 November 26, 2019
Georgia Chattahoochee Invitational B 2020 December 7, 2019
Georgia CSRA Invitational C 2020 December 14, 2019
New Jersey NJIT Regional B 2020 January 6, 2020
New Jersey NJIT Regional C 2020 January 6, 2020
Northern California Mira Loma Invitational B 2020 January 11, 2020
New Jersey CCC Regional B 2020 January 16, 2020
New Jersey CCC Regional C 2020 January 16, 2020
Virginia Virginia Tech Regional B 2020 January 25, 2020
Virginia Virginia Tech Regional C 2020 January 25, 2020

To contribute

  1. South Carolina Citadel Regional B 2019
  2. South Carolina Citadel Regional C 2019
  3. Pennsylvania Southeast Regional B 2019
  4. Pennsylvania Southeast Regional C 2019
  5. Pennsylvania Central East Regional B 2019
  6. Pennsylvania Central East Regional C 2019
  7. Pennsylvania Central Regional B 2019
  8. Pennsylvania Central Regional C 2019
  9. Pennsylvania Northeast Regional B 2019
  10. Pennsylvania Northeast Regional C 2019
  11. Pennsylvania Southwest Regional B 2019
  12. Pennsylvania Southwest Regional C 2019
  13. Pennsylvania Northwest Regional B 2019
  14. Pennsylvania Northwest Regional C 2019
  15. Georgia Forsyth County Regional B 2019
  16. North Carolina State B 2019
  17. North Carolina State C 2019
  18. North Carolina Asheville Regional B 2019
  19. North Carolina Buies Creek Regional B 2019
  20. North Carolina Charlotte Regional B 2019
  21. North Carolina Cullowhee Regional B 2019
  22. North Carolina Durham Regional B 2019
  23. North Carolina Fayetteville Regional B 2019
  24. North Carolina Greensboro Regional B 2019
  25. North Carolina Greenville Regional B 2019
  26. North Carolina Hickory Regional B 2019
  27. North Carolina Kinston Regional B 2019
  28. North Carolina Laurinburg Regional B 2019
  29. North Carolina Raleigh Regional B 2019
  30. North Carolina Wilmington Regional B 2019
  31. North Carolina Winston-Salem Regional B 2019
  32. Colorado Northern Regional B 2020
  33. Colorado Northern Regional C 2020
  34. Colorado Southern Regional B 2020
  35. Colorado Southern Regional C 2020
  36. Virginia Charlottesville Regional B 2020
  37. Virginia Charlottesville Regional C 2020
  38. Virginia Mary Washington Regional B 2020
  39. Virginia Mary Washington Regional C 2020
  40. Virginia Fairfax Regional B 2020
  41. Virginia Fairfax Regional C 2020
  42. Washington South Central Regional B 2020
  43. Washington Southwest Regional B 2020
  44. Washington Southwest Regional C 2020
  45. Delaware State C 2020
  46. Iowa State B 2020
  47. Iowa State C 2020
  48. Minnesota State C 2020


I listen to music on Spotify nearly every day. Here are some of my favorite songs as of 2/28/21:

Still 40 Deep - 116, Hulvey, Wande
Worst Year - Aklesso (feat. GAWVI)
Herman Miller - Andy Mineo
Holiday (MyKidBrother Remix) - Britt Nicole
False Teachers - Bryson Gray
Gave You My Heart - Chris August
Reasons - Hulvey (feat. Lecrae and SVRCINA)
The Ruins - Jonathan Thulin (feat. Moriah Peters)
That Was Then, This Is Now - Josh Wilson
Go Dumb - K9
Wash Us In The Blood - Kanye West (feat. Travis Scott)
Masterpiece - KB
The Name - KB (feat. Koryn Hawthorne)
God Got Me - Kieran the Light
Firestarter (Doug Weier Remix) - Manafest
Thorns and Roses - Spencer Boliou (feat. Brianna Grace)
Billy GOAT - Spencer Kane
2 Dollar Tuesday - Starringo (feat. Aha Gazelle)
Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight) - TobyMac
Best Rapper Ever - Tom MacDonald
Clown World - Tom MacDonald
Permanent - Torey D'Shaun
Woo - Wande
Fire Emoji - YB

FASHO - Aaron Cole
my year - Aaron Cole
Yippy - Aha Gazelle
The Saints - Andy Mineo (feat. KB and Trip Lee)
You Can't Stop Me - Andy Mineo
Collide - Built By Titan (feat. Jonathan Thulin)
Sweatband - FF5
A Million Miles Away - Hawk Nelson
Church Clap - KB (feat. Lecrae)
I'm Turnt - Lecrae
Runners - Lecrae
Don't Let This Feeling Fade - Lindsey Stirling (feat. Rivers Cuomo and Lecrae)
The One With The Presidential Freestyle - Marty
Never Giving Up On You - Matthew Parker
Grindin' - NF (feat. Marty)
Only One - NF
Time - NF
Wake Up - NF
PARABOLIC! - nobigdyl.
WILLY - nobigdyl., Andy Mineo
Fireflies - Owl City
House of Memories - Panic! At The Disco
Mr. Roboto - Rapture Ruckus
Dum Dum - Tedashii (feat. Lecrae)
Dangerous - UNSECRET, Manafest
Center Stage - Zauntee
Rest Easy - Andrew Peterson
Nobody - Casting Crowns (feat. Matthew West)
The Other Side of the Radio - Chris Rice
WaveWalker - Citizen Way (feat. Bart Millard)
Church (Take Me Back) - Cochren & Co.
Supernatural - DC Talk
Paycheck - Family Force 5
Burn The Ships - for KING & COUNTRY
Movin' - Group 1 Crew
Power - Group 1 Crew
Love Is a Beautiful Thing - Group 1 Crew
Jekyll and Hyde - Jonathan Thulin
Time Traveler - Jonathan Thulin
Still Rolling Stones - Lauren Daigle
My Deliverer - Mandisa
Lifer - MercyMe
Love, Liberty, Disco - Newsboys
Creed - Rich Mullins
Smile - Sidewalk Prophets
Move (Keep Walkin') - TobyMac
ShowStopper (Capital Kings Remix) - TobyMac
Edge Of My Seat - TobyMac (feat. Cochren & Co.)
The Elements - TobyMac
I'm For You - TobyMac
Funky Jesus Music - TobyMac (feat. Beckah Shae and Siti Monroe)
Start Somewhere - TobyMac
Getaway Car - TobyMac

Favorite Quotes

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:11-12
"So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name." Acts 5:41
"Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35, 38-39
"Censorship's an issue 'cause they choose what they erase / There's a difference between hate speech and speech that you hate" Tom MacDonald
"They tell you, 'Be yourself', and then they judge you on the internet till everybody hates you for it" Tom MacDonald
"I'm as bold as a lion, why did God let me loose?" Bryson Gray
"It's either God or the world, you can't go both ways" Bryson Gray
"I'm talkin' 'bout God too much, and they don't think that I'm cool no more!" Kieran the Light
"They preachin' tolerance, but if you disagree, they fight" Tom MacDonald