Division B and C State Tournament at UW-Milwaukee
April 6 and 7, 2018. 
State Tournament Competitive Information


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Important Information

State Qualification Criteria along with info on EXHIBITION teams and auditing of events can be seen at the Policies Page.

Event dimensions:
Division B Ping Pong Parachute-22'
Division B Wright STuff and Division C Electric Wright stuff - 50'x50'x22'(height)
Test Flying Available from 7:30-8:45 AM

bus parking information

Opening Ceremony Keynote Presentation:

Nominations for WSO Outstanding Student Award

See Competitive Notes at Bottom of Page


    Several hotels have been booked for the state event. If you would like to get one of these reduced rate rooms, please book by March 6th, 2018

    MapS & Room Photos

    Need to find your way to events? Take a look at our campus and building maps. There is also a link to classrooms and gym sizes.

    STEM Expo

    Find a full description of events and their locations. Browse the 2017 events, we are anticipating an expanded array for 2018!

    Overall Schedule of Activities

    Updated 3-3-2018

    Friday, April 6th

    • 9:00am - 3:30pm Registration for Teams and Merchandise Sales: Student Union Ballroom
    • 9:00 am-3:30 pm-STEM Expo Activities: see schedules at STEM Expo
    • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm - Opening Ceremony, Parade of Schools: Wisconsin Room, Student Union

    Opening Ceremony Keynote Presentation: Schlitz Audubon Raptor Program

    Saturday, April 7th

    • 7:00-8:30 am-Registration for Teams: Student Union Ballroom
    • 10:00 am-3:00 pm Merchandise Sales: Student Union 
    • 7:45-3:15 Competitive Events: see tentative schedules for  Division B and Division C
    • 10:30-11:00 am-WSO Coaches Meeting: Lapham 162
    • 4:00-5:30 pm -Award Ceremonies: Klotsche Arena Div B and C

    General Info

    • Dining Options with description can be seen here, there will be expanded hours for April 8th. 
      Union Grind (COFFEE!) (1st floor)    7:00am - 3:00pm
      Cedar Crest (1st floor)    10:00am - 2:00pm
      Pizza Presto (1st floor)    10:00am - 2:00pm
      City Subs (1st floor)    10:00am - 2:00pm
      Burger King (1st floor)    10:00am - 2:00pm
      Union Station (Ground floor)    7:00am - 4:00pm
      Gasthaus (Basement Level)    11:00am - 8:00pm
      Klotsche Center Concessions     11:00am-4:00pm
    • Teams will be assigned "homeroom spaces" in the student union. Check back for a map or receive one at check-in.
    • Opening Ceremony is a non-formal fun event!  Each school is invited to participate in the Parade Schools. 
      Guidelines on Parade of Schools: Teams should come prepared with their banner made prior to arriving on campus. Select a maximum of 4 participants for the Parade of Schools. Teams can represent their school by carrying a state flag and/or a school flag/banner. Many teams will “dress up” to represent their school. The banners and all materials MUST be no more than 8 feet wide. 
      The following are explicitly prohibited: Throwing items into audience (confetti, glitter, party poppers, silly string). Any explosively charged device. Any item that could be propelled into the audienc. Any activity deemed to be dangerous or unsafe. Please remember appropriate behavior and decorum in this ceremony.  Don’t let the energy of the event lead to poor choices during the parade of states.

    Competitive Tournament Notes for Division B and C

    Tournament Awards: Individual medals will be provided for the top 6 places in each event. Exhibition and Audit teams will be provided duplicate place medals. The top six teams will be awarded team trophies and coaches plaques.

    Exhibition Teams: These teams can be thought of as an "Open" team. The individuals on these teams are eligible for awards, but the team score is not relevant. These teams can have any combination and numbers students at any grade level at a teams school.  However, there is a limited number of spaces in many events, so Exhibition Teams may be limited in their choices. Exhibition teams will sign-up for "sign-up" events after the State Qualifying teams.

    Multiple Teams from Schools Scheduling Note: All teams from a school must compete in the same time-slot for events, with the exception of the following events:

    Division C

    Electric Wright Stuff
    Hovercraft - After A Team
    Mission Possible
    WiFi - After A Team

    Division B

    Battery Buggy
    Ping Pong Parachute - After A Team
    Wright Stuff



    Students may participate on only one team.

    Selection of Events (Div C Only): Each Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. Each Team must choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. 

    Auditing of Events (Div C Only): Teams may choose to Audit events in which they are not competing.  These events are eligible for duplicate medals. Students beyond the standard team of 15 may participate in Audit events.