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Issaquah High Sports Medicine Team Earns Sixth Consecutive State Title

Issaquah High Sports Medicine Team Earns Sixth Consecutive State Title

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 10 May, 2018

The week of April 21-22 was the State Sports Medicine Competition. At this year’s conference, there were over 900 students competing from 50 different schools.

For the sixth year in a row the Issaquah High School Sports Medicine Team won the entire competition and are the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA) State Champions! IHS had 3 students in the top 5 overall, taking 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. All 20 team members were in the top 10% of all competitors. The team took 1st and 2nd in the Medical Terminology Competition, 1st and 2nd place in Exercise Physiology, 2nd and 5th in Emergency Responder, and 1st and 4th in Anatomy and Physiology. Another student placed 4th in the Med School interviews and took 1st place in the Quiz Bowl Competition.  

By winning this competition the IHS Med Group qualifies to once again compete in the Sports Medicine National Championships, which take place May 16-23, 2018.

Issaquah High Med Group Students:

  • David Jackson (2nd Place overall)
  • Ian Stuart (3rd Place overall)
  • Sophia Cuschieri (5th place overall)
  • Alex Schmidt (12th place overall)
  • Aubrietta McCrone (13th place overall)
  • Preston Hunter (21st Place overall)
  • Cam Thomas (Med Terms Specialist State Champion, 1st Place)
  • Torin Crockett (Med Terms Specialist 2nd place)
  • Grace Stretz (Anatomy and Physiology Specialist State Champion, 1st Place)
  • Madhav Kannan (Anatomy and Physiology Specialist 4th Place)
  • Steph Pau (Emergency responder Specialist 2nd Place)
  • Vinay Pathak (Emergency responder Specialist 5th Place)
  • Daniel Zipfel (Exercise Physiology Specialist State Champion, 1st Place)
  • Jack Latham (Exercise Physiology Specialist 2nd Place)
  • Andreza Lins (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team, also Strict Award Winner)
  • Ella Ruehr (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team, also Strict Award Winner)
  • Meenakshi Sunikumar (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team,)
  • Rebekah Gay (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team,)
  • Melodie Tallegas (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team,)
  • Clare Spiegel (4th Place in Med School Interview) 

Special thanks to Issaquah School Foundation (ISF) for the STEM Grant to help fund this incredible opportunity for our students.

About the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association:

Washington State is the home of the first high school sports medicine programs around the nation, and first sports medicine competition in the nation. The Washington State competition is known for having the most difficult and diverse state event. Disciplines include General Sports Medicine Tests, Practical Skill Specialists, Medical Term Specialists, Anatomy and Physiology Specialists, Emergency Responder Specialists, Exercise Physiology, Med School Interview and Quiz Bowls. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.wctsma.com/