March 18, 2002
WHS victorious in Science Bowl
PORTLAND - The Woodinville High School science team outwitted and outlasted the competition in the Bonneville Power Administration's Regional Science Bowl on Saturday, March 9, at the University of Portland. The team went undefeated into the final rounds and beat Ashland 62 to 34 in the championship match.
Both the first and second place teams will compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Department of Energy later this spring.
Led by coach Larry Gulberg, the Woodinville A team, made up of Nels Berg, Bryan Cattle, Brian Ritchie, Katie Rivard and Zack Spencer, cheered each other on through 16 rounds of quiz-style questions from physics, math, geology and technology. Concentration and teamwork contributed to success as much as knowledge. Confidence, a quick buzzer-finger and a willingness to make an educated guess didn't hurt either.
Sixty-four teams and over 300 students from Oregon and Washington high schools competed in the round robin tournament.
See page 12 for more WHS science team news.