2013 Tsunami Bowl Competition Results
Alaska regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl
Overall standings (100 points possible)
Research project plus quiz bowl
Winners of the 2013 Alaska Tsunami Bowl, Team Pogonophoraphobia of Juneau-Douglas High School. Team members from front to back: Sam Kurland, Olivia Raster, Johnny Elliott, Ruby Steedle, Johnny Connolly, and coach Ben Carney. Photo by Sharice Walker.
Bold denotes team MVP. First- and second-place teams are awarded tuition waivers to UAS. The first-place team's expenses will be paid to travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 18–21, 2013, to compete in the NOSB final competition.
When there was a tie in the overall score, the higher place went to the higher quiz score.
Juneau-Douglas High School Team Pogonophoraphobia (93 points)
Coach: Ben Carney
Mat-Su Career & Technical High School Mat-Tsunamis (93 points)
Coach: Tim Lundt
Petersburg High School Omnipotent Octopi (88 points)
Coaches: Joni Johnson and Sunny Rice
4th Place through 25th Place
Please see 2013 Teams page for team members, MVPs and coaches for 4th through 25th place.
Cordova High School – Prince William Sound Science Center Tenacious Dawgsharks (87 points)
Thunder Mountain High School Team Nuclear Narwhals (73 points)
Unalaska City School The Real Krusty Crab (70 points)
Hutchison High School Hutchison Hammerheads (69 points)
Homer High School Team Salmonids (65 points)
Kenny Lake School Pretentious Pandalids (57 points)
Homer High School That Dam Team (54 points)
Seward High School Don't Say No to Coho (52 points)
Kodiak High School Marvelous Megalops (52 points)
Ketchikan High School Saber-Tooth Salmon (48 points)
Juneau-Douglas High School Terrifying Tardigrades (46 points)*
Kotlik School Continental Drifters (39 points)
Mat-Su Career & Technical High School The Cerulean Tempests (39 points)
Dillingham High School Flamin' Krakens (33 points)
Petersburg High School Opulent Opisthoproctidae (33 points)†
Kotzebue Middle/High School – Prince William Sound Science Center The Kobuk Lakers (29 points)
Wasilla High School Marianas (29 points)
Mat-Su Career & Technical High School Wave Runners (29 points)†
Cordova High School Omniscient Octopodes (22 points)*
Scammon Bay School Scammon Bay Seawolves (15 points)
Dillingham High School The Squidlets (11 points)†
South Anchorage High School Team Antarctic Bottom Water (7 points)‡
* Quiz only; did not participate in research project
† Team changed members between project and quiz bowl, so quiz points were not included in the overall score
‡ Did research paper but did not give an oral presentation and did not participate in quiz
Research Project (overall score; 50 points possible)
Paper and oral presentation combined. The coach of the first-place research project team is awarded a $500 grant to purchase classroom resources, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant.
- 1st Place: Cordova High School – Prince William Sound Science Center Tenacious Dawgsharks (47 points)
- 2nd Place: Mat-Su Career & Technical High School Mat-Tsunamis (45 points)
- 3rd Place: Unalaska City School The Real Krusty Crab (44 points)
Research Paper (25 points possible)
- 1st Place: Petersburg High School Omnipotent Octopi (25 points)
- 2nd Place: Wasilla: Mat-Su Career and Technical High School Mat-Tsunamis (24 points)
- 3rd Place: Cordova High School–Prince William Sound Science Center Tenacious Dawgsharks (23 points)
Oral Presentation (25 points possible)
- 1st Place: Juneau-Douglas High School Team Pogonophoraphobia (25 points)
- 2nd Place: Cordova High School Tenacious Dawgsharks (24 points)
- 3rd Place: Unalaska High School The Real Krusty Crab (23 points)
Knowledge Quiz (50 points possible)
1st-place team is awarded $500 for classroom resources sponsored by Ocean Alaska Science & Learning Center.
- 1st Place: Juneau-Douglas High School Team Pogonophoraphobia (50 points)
- 2nd Place: Wasilla: Mat-Su Career and Technical High School Mat-Tsunamis (48 points)
- 3rd Place: Juneau-Douglas High School Terrifying Tardigrades (46 points)
Mayor of Seward Perpetual Trophy
Awarded to the team with the most points scored in a single round. This team receives a perpetual trophy to display in their school until the next Tsunami Bowl competition.
- Juneau-Douglas High School Team Pogonophoraphobia with 175 points in round 1.
Voted on by the quiz bowl judges. Students each received a copy of The Marine Biology Coloring Book and a 4-GB Bone USB stick in the shape of a penguin or dolphin.
- Mat-Su Career & Technical High School Wave Runners
Most Valuable Players
Selected from each team by coaches and/or team members. Each recipient was awarded a matted marine-life print and an 8-GB USB stick. See overall first through third places above and 2013 Teams page for recipients. MVP members are denoted by bold above, and are bolded on teams page.
Most Improved Team
Award is $1000 for classroom supplies, private donation.
- Hutchison High School Hutchison Hammerheads
The Hutchison High School team was 17th place last year and 7th place this year, improving by 10 places. They are coached by Megan McCarthy and assistant coach James Savereide.
Red Lantern Classroom Enhancement Award
Awarded to the teacher of the team that completes both the research and quiz portions of the Tsunami Bowl and finishes in last place; $1000 for classroom resources. This award is sponsored by the Ocean Alaska Science & Learning Center.
- Scammon Bay High School Sea Wolves
In this optional activity (maximum 10 teams), teams were given 1.5 hours to design, build, and test an ROV, and to accomplish assigned tasks. Cash prizes were donated by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. The activity was developed and organized by Kara Johnson from the Prince William Sound Science Center.
- First Place: Homer High School That Dam Team
- Second Place: Cordova High School Tenacious Dawgsharks
- Third Place: Kenny Lake School Pretentious Pandalids
Icicle Seafoods Scholarships
Icicle Seafoods sponsored five $5,000 scholarships open to any Tsunami Bowl student. To be considered, students wrote an essay, filled out an application, and sent a copy of their grades. The winning students must use their scholarships at one of the University of Alaska campuses.
- Jacinta Matthias, Kotlik
- Tyler Lantiegne, Petersburg
- Jessica Mateer-Olson, Ketchikan
- Kevin Huynh, Unalaska
- Daniel Cardenas, Petersburg
2013 NOSB Ocean Connection Art Show
The art teacher for the Best of Show artwork is awarded a $500 grant for classroom resources, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant.
Results include links to photos of artwork.
- Best of Show: Kaitlyn Schwalber, South Anchorage High School, "Splash Dance"
- Complete art show results
November 15 is the deadline to indicate the intent to participate in each year's Alaska Regional NOSB. Contact science bowl coordinator Phyllis Shoemaker at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center to find out how your high school can join in the fun, or check out our web pages for coaches and teams. The number of teams is limited, so act early for the best chance of participating in the next National Ocean Sciences Bowl.
PO Box 730, Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-4312, Fax: 907-224-3392