Quadrathlon

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2022 Midwest Section Academic Quadrathlon

There were 11 teams that competed this year. The Lab Practicum and Written Exam portions took place on Sunday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thank you again to Dr. Tom Burkey and staff for hosting these events!

The following teams competed this year:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kansas State University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michigan State University
University of Findlay
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
South Dakota State University
The Ohio State University
University of Minnesota

Lab Practicum:

  • 1st Place: South Dakota State University
  • 2nd Place: Kansas State University
  • 3rd Place: University of Missouri

Oral Presentation: 

  • 1st Place: University of Missouri
  • 2nd Place: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 3rd Place: University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Written Exam:

  • 1st Place: Kansas State University
  • 2nd Place: University of Missouri
  • 3rd Place: University of Findlay

Quiz Bowl:

  • 1st Place: University of Missouri
  • 2nd Place: Kansas State University
  • 3rd Place: The Ohio State University

Overall AQ Results:

1st Place: University of Missouri
Advisor: Addison Byrne
Team Members: Heather Snow, Avery, Hlavacek, Braden Ast, Kirby Latimer

2nd Place: Kansas State University
Advisor: Karol Fike
Team Members: Serena Schotanus, Chance Kopsa, Scotney Reichenberger, Jessica Smallfield

3rd Place: University of Findlay
Advisor: Erin Alava
Team Members: Victoria Warnecke, Skyla Reynolds, Kimberly Sprungle, Olivia Organiscak

Academic Quadrathlon Description

The Academic Quadrathlon is a local or a regional event involving undergraduate student teams from within a school or university or between students from various schools or universities. The emphasis of an Academic Quadrathlon is on participation by students rather than on competition. At the local level, teams must be organized by the students and consist of four individuals or fewer. Any student from any major may participate at the local level. To be an eligible member on a regional team one must not have previously represented their school at the regional level. They must be undergraduates in a nonprofessional degree program at the time of their local competition. The regional team must be the winning team at the local competition.

Teams participate in four events: Laboratory Practicum, Written Exam, Oral Presentation, and Quiz Bowl. In the Laboratory Practicum, the team demonstrates its ability to perform physical skills. Work at each station lasts 15 to 20 minutes and involves the entire team. The work at each station usually involves a species such as beef or swine or a disciplinary area such as nutrition or meats. The Written Exam has a time limit. The questions may involve any area related to animal production and products. Each team writes one exam, dividing the questions as they wish. In the Oral Presentation, the students are given a topic to discuss dealing with animal agriculture. This is an exercise in cooperative problem solving. In the Quiz Bowl questions may be on any topic that relates to animal agriculture and that are answerable in a short period of time. Quiz games will be organized as double elimination tournament.

Team Contact Information

Want to bring a team to the Midwest AQ competition?  Request details on this year's AQ by completing the form below.

Previous Results

2022:  University of Missouri-Columbia

2021:  No Results Available

2020:  University of Missouri-Columbia

2019:  No Results Available

2018:  No Results Available

2017:  Kansas State University

2016:  Purdue University

2015:  University of Minnesota

2014:  The Ohio State University

2013:  Kansas State University

2012:  The Ohio State University

2011:  No Results Available

2010:  No Results Available

2009:  Kansas State University

2008:  Kansas State University

2007:  No Results Available

2006:  No Results Available

2005:  Iowa State University

2004:  North Dakota State

2003:  No Results Available

2002:  Michigan State University

2001:  No Results Available

2000:  University of Wisconsin, River Falls

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