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STA Physics team

The St. Ansgar Physics Team that advanced to the State Physics contest in April.

CEDAR FALLS | On Tuesday, March 27, the St. Ansgar Physics Class traveled to Cedar Falls to compete in the AEA 267 Regional Physics “Olympics” Competition.

The St. Ansgar Physics team placed second overall and advanced to the Iowa Physics Competition at the UNI McLeod Center in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, April 10.

A total of 150 students competed from 10 different schools. The events of Physics Olympics are Challenge Problem, Mouse Trap Car, Soda Straw Arm, Catapult and Bridge Building.

Bryton Lowe and Joel Carlson placed first place with a bridge (made of just toothpicks and glue) that held over 65 pounds, 2.573 Newtons per gram. Chelsey Huisman and Abby Hansen teamed up to placed third in the mouse trap car with a distance only 65 cm from the goal. The catapult team of Dylan Hanna and Nicholas Bork also received a third place finish.

This year’s St. Ansgar participants were Theo Baldus, Dylan Bissen, Nicholas Bork, Joel Carlson, Uziel Mendozza-Garcia, Dylan Hanna, Abigal Hansen, Ryan Howe, Chelsey Huisman, Bryton Lowe, Matthew Mattick and Gabe Walk.

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