Solon High School Science Olympiad Invitational
January 23, 2021
27th Annual Tournament
About our Tournament
Quality of Competition
We are the largest Division C tournament in the country, and hosted 72 teams from eight states at our 2020 tournament. These included many of the top schools in both Ohio and the nation; five of our attendees placed in the top ten schools in the country for 2019.
Quality of Events
We actively recruit national and state event supervisors, along with experienced alumni, to run events at our invitational. For 2020, six events were supervised or authored by the national event supervisor, and an additional six events were supervised or authored by alumni who placed in the top three nationally in that event. Our event schedule exactly mirrors that of the National Tournament, as published in the rules manual. Additionally, because we focus exclusively on Division C, we are able to provide appropriate and spacious venues for all events.
Awards & Results
We award medals or ribbons through eighth place for each event, and trophies to the best eight schools. A number of spirit awards and special prizes are also distributed. Additionally, we release raw scores, tests, and answer keys for all events to assist teams in better understanding and improving their performance.
This is our 27th year hosting an invitational tournament, and we've certainly learned a few things about running a quality tournament over those years. Indeed, our coaching and scoring staff consistently plan an organized and fun tournament. Feedback or suggestions are always welcome, and communication is prompt.
Concessions and Hospitality
We run an inexpensive concessions stand for all participants and guests. Last year, our "meal deal" was only $5 for an entree, side, and drink. This is easily the least expensive offering we see at the many tournaments our team attends. For coaches, supervisors, and other volunteers: our famous hospitality room awaits. Anyone who has experienced it before can attest to its quality and diversity.