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MadCow2357's Accomplishments
Number of years competing 3
Total medals 12
Invitational medals/ribbons 4
Regional medals N/A
State medals 8
National medals 0

MadCow2357 is a current 9th grade Division C competitor who mostly specializes in building events. He competed for Gallagher Middle School for three years, a Rhode Island team which made its debut at the national competition in 2017. He is now competing for Barrington High School, where he hopes to achieve some degree of greatness.


2016-2017 (6th Grade, Division B)

I joined the Gallagher Middle School Science Olympiad Team in December 2016, after meeting a cool 8th grader at Barnes & Noble. Though beginning as an alternate who helped test the Scrambler, I was lucky enough to be let on the team in order to compete in Reach for the Stars and Meteorology. At the RI State Competition, I placed 1st in Reach for the Stars and 2nd in Meteorology (both carried by that eighth grader). Surprisingly, Gallagher won the state competition for the first time in history, giving me the chance to see Nationals. Though my Nationals placements were quite poor, attending Nationals would prove to be crucial motivation for the next year.


With many of the core 8th graders gone from last year, there were many spots to be filled in order to stay competitive. Since my first year, I had always found the vehicle and structure events to be especially interesting, so I took on the events Battery Buggy and Towers. I added Mystery Architecture to my repertoire because I had always had an interest in architecture, and Towers seemed like good practice for the event. Again, Gallagher MS pulled off the win, giving us the ticket to Colorado.


This year, I chose the events Battery Buggy (car go vroom vroom), Boomilever (ca fumes are fun to breathe), Fossils (yay dinos), and Thermodynamics (doing this made me feel big brain).

Results (Competitor Placements)


First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Other medals/ribbons
N/A Didn't compete or wasn't an event.

2016-2017 Season (6th grade, Division B)

States Nationals
Meteorology 2nd 54th
Reach for the Stars 1st 51st
Team result 1st 56th

2017 - 2018 Season (7th Grade, Division B)

State Nationals
Battery Buggy 4th 26th
Towers 1st 29th
Mystery Architecture 3rd 44th
Team Result 1st 54th

2018-2019 (8th Grade, Division B)

Harvard State Nationals
Battery Buggy 5th 1st 30th *
Boomilever 1st 1st 24th
Fossils 5th 2nd 35th
Thermodynamics 5th 2nd 45th
Team Result 11th 1st 47th

2018-2019 (9th Grade, Division C)

MIT Brown State Nationals
Wright Stuff
Team Result

About Me


BEAT THE CURVE ACHIEVEMENT: Know that you did horribly in an event, but still medal, probably because no one else knew what they were doing either: 2018 states towers fail. See poorly run event story:

O2 ACHIEVEMENT: Place in 2 events with the same partner - 2017 states, 2018 states, 2019 Harvard, 2019 States

HOST ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event with a completely useless partner - Literally every build I've ever done.

PARASITE ACHIEVEMENT: Win an event as the completely useless partner - Reach for the Stars and Meteorology, grade 6. Also kinda got carried in Fossils by RockRoll92

REVERSE ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT: Draw the blueprints for an event after the device is built - Thermodynamics Harvard 2019, the blueprint was done 10 minutes before impound.


MadCow2357 was one of the Assassinators for Game 134: Cyberstrike along with dxu46. Below is a link to the complete collection of game clues:

Favorite Quotes and Words of Wisdom

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

"It is always better to be kinder than necessary"

"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers!" - Homer Simpson

"Better to stay silent and seem like an idiot than speak up and remove all doubt."

"Light a man a fire and he'll be warm for a night. Light a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

"I'm gonna win this the Bernie way! That means, if I lose, I'm going to bring everyone down with me!" - Larry David impersonating Bernie Sanders on SNL

"There are five types of bananas: green, yellow, brown spotty, very brown, and round." - John Cena on SNL.

Events Ranked from Favorite to Least Favorite

1. Battery Buggy (2019)

2. Battery Buggy (2018)

3. Boomilever (2019)

4. Towers (2018)

5. Fossils (2019)

6. Reach for the Stars (2017)

7. Thermodynamics (2019)

8. Meteorology (2017)

9. Mystery Architecture (2018)