March 10, 2021

Midwest Academic Quadrathlon Competition Results

We had an exciting Academic Quadrathlon competition this past weekend.  Teams endured the added challenge of competing in a virtual environment, but they definitely rose to the occasion.  Many schools, facing the challenges and restrictions of COVID-19 did not hold local contests this year, but 7 schools furnished a very competitive field including:

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Kansas State University

Iowa State University

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

South Dakota State University

University of Missouri

With much help from advisors, faculty, staff and graduate students throughout the Midwest region, all components of the contest were converted to a virtual format and delivered in real-time through Zoom and the use of Google Forms.  Teams competed in the Lab Practicum section of the Academic Quadrathlon and presented their Oral Presentations on Saturday.  On Sunday they returned to complete the Written Exam and to compete in the Quiz Bowl contest.  The final round(s) of the Quiz Bowl was held last night.  Results are as follows:

Lab Practicum:

1st Place: South Dakota State University

2nd Place: Kansas State University

3rd Place: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Oral Presentation:

Tied for 1st Place: University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Iowa State University

3rd Place: South Dakota State University

Written Exam:

1st Place: Iowa State University

2nd Place: Kansas State University

3rd Place: South Dakota State University

Quiz Bowl:

1st Place: Iowa State University

2nd Place: Kansas State University

3rd Place: University of Missouri

Overall AQ Results:

1st Place: Iowa State University
Advisor: Christen Burgett
Team Members: Grace Jakes, Hannah Heit, Emily Saeugling, Ben McClain

2nd Place: South Dakota State University
Advisor: Rosie Nold
Team Members: Riggen Zelinsky, Murray Perkins, Sadie VanderWal, Sarah Voss

3rd Place: Kansas State University
Advisor: Karol Fike
Team Members: Ally Leslie, Emily Prugh, Jerilyn Nelson, Emily Headrick