St. Ansgar High School was crowned the state champion at the Physics Olympics on April 9 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. 

This is the first time St. Ansgar has ever won a state physics championship against teams from Area Education Agency districts across the state.

About 150 students representing 21 different schools competed in the event. 

Physics Olympics events were Challenge Problem, Mouse Trap Car, Soda Straw Arm, Catapult, and Bridge Building.

St. Ansgar students who won gold medals in various events were: 

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• Sara Phelps and Chloe Levan, Soda Straw Arm.

• Gabby Finberg and Emily Hemann, Challenge Problem. 

• Mackenna Pannhoff and Morgan Hemann, Mouse Trap Car. 

St. Ansgar students participating in the State Physics Competition were Jadyn Anderson, Gabrielle Finberg, Hannah Groth, Emily Hemann, Sam Hemann, Morgan Hemann, Chloe Levan, Sophia Merten, Mackenna Pannhoff, Sarah Phelps, Jack Sievert, and Sophia Wold. 

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