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LOVELAND, Colo.—Ridgeview Classical High School of Fort Collins won the Rocky Mountain Regional Science Bowl Feb. 5, at Colorado State University. The winning team, including  Westin Webb, Nathan Sharp, Jordan Leone, Artem Bolshakov, Jordan Diemer and Coach Paula Petterson advances to Washington, DC, April 28 to May 2 to compete against more than 60 other regional winners in the national finals of the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl at the Nation's Capital. Fruita Monument High School of Fruita finished second and Poudre of Fort Collins finished third.

Nineteen teams from ten high schools from across Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska vied for the regional title Feb. 5. Many of these teams spent months preparing for this regional event, which features head-to-head competition in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to Jeopardy. The students competed to be the first to answer questions on all science disciplines including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics and physics, as well as math. Teams range from those who practice rigorously for this very day to those who are fine-tuning their team?s skills for the next year.

This is the 19th year for the Rocky Mountain Regional Science Bowl, sponsored by Western Area Power Administration, Colorado State University and several other business partners in Colorado.

Science Bowl is a proven tool in encouraging high school students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in those fields. Other participating schools included:

This year more than 13,000 high school students from schools in 42 states and Puerto Rico will compete in the national competition. Since 1991, more than 130,000 students and teachers have participated. Details on the National Science Bowl can be found online at

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Ridgeview Classical High School students stand next to their coach
Ridgeview Classica High School from Fort Collins takes the Rocky Mountains Regional Science Bowl championship, Feb. 6. Now they go to defend their national title in the National Science Bowl, April 28.


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