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Sports Medicine Students Compete at State


Mount Si’s Sports Medicine team competed in the 24th Annual Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA) State Competition in Kennewick, Washington, on April 20-21.


Sports Medicine team at state


The Mount Si JV team, comprised of Jolie Shelton, Skylar Rose and Solomon Reeves (pictured below), took home the 2nd place trophy for JV Quiz Bowl -- a competition in which all the other teams had five competitors compared to Mount Si’s three!


Overall, Mount Si’s Varsity team placed 25th out of 50 participating schools, with a strong show of individual skills, as follows:

  • In the category of Sports Medicine, out of 242 total students tested: Tristan Smothers placed 55th, Conor Holt placed 59th, Maggie Gunning placed 81st, Emily Bunting and Olivia Fraser tied for 89th, and Gabi Bleha placed 115th.
  • In the CPR category, out of 91 students competing, Hari Rathnam placed 17th and Ellie Miller placed 29th.
  • In the Exercise Physiology category, out of 80 students competing, Sarah Goodspeed placed 20th and Levi Jorgenson placed 30th.
  • In the Medical Terminology category, out of 83 participating students, Emma McClintock placed 17th and Nicole Sauer placed 27th.
  • In the final category of Anatomy & Physiology, a total of 83 students competed with Mount Si’s Gabriella Laureano placing 22nd and Josie Sandquist placing 44th.


“I am proud of these students for their hard work and commitment to the state competition! They did an excellent job and are probably the youngest group of competitors I have taken – as most of them are sophomores,” said Robin Backstrom, MSHS Sports Medicine advisor and health teacher.  


JV team accepts award

The JV teams held their 2nd place Quiz Bowl trophy high.


Sports Med students visiting the CWU athletic facility

Enroute to the competition, the group stopped in Ellensburg for a tour of Central Washington University’s athletic facilities.


Between testing

Mount Si students between testing at the state competition.


Road trip to state

Roadtrip to state!