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Sports Medicine Students Represent MSHS at State Competition

Twenty-seven Mount Si High School students participated in the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA) State competition April 18-20, at the Tacoma Convention Center.  


 MSHS Sports Med students at State WCTSMA competition

27 Mount Si High School participated in the 2019 Washington

Career and Technical Sports Medicine State competition.


In the large schools division, MSHS placed 12th out of 27 large schools.  And overall, Mount Si’s team had the 6th highest GPA and placed 22nd overall -- out of 52 schools total and over 880 participants.

Congratulations to the following individuals on Mount Si’s Varsity team, for their accomplishments:


Exercise Physiology: (out of 98 participants)

  • Kameron Marenco – 2nd
  • Riordan Roche – 19th

Anatomy & Physiology: (out of 104 participants)

  • Taylor Griffin – 21st
  • Kamrynn Burk – 22nd

CPR: (out of 98 participants)

  • Briana Noland – 16th  
  • Gabi Bleha – 20th

Medical Terminology: (out of 102 participants)

  • Caroline Hebert – 15th
  • Sianna Crosser – 32nd

Sports Medicine Oral/Practical test: (out of 262 participants)

  • Olivia Fraser – 62nd
  • Emily Bunting – 66th
  • Tristan Smothers – 78th
  • Michael McCallum – 81st
  • Sammy Kremer – 85th
  • Aayush Singh – 107th     


In addition, junior Emily Bunting was selected to be on the WCTSMA Student Board for the 2019-20 school year.


From Mount Si’s Junior Varsity Team, the Quiz Bowl team placed 4th out of 31 schools!


Mount Si JV students finished as follows: (out of 218 participants)

  • *Brandon Salinas – 31st
  • *Emma Schanbacher – 36th
  • Ashley Gothelf – 45th
  • Aidan Farrell – 46th
  • Frankie Cepeda – 49th
  • *Murphy McDowell – 53rd
  • Faith Wallace – 55th
  • *Haley Harte – 60th
  • Joe Simmons – 63rd
  • Maddy Raveling – 65th
  • *Brayden Holt – 68th
  • Nicole Sauer – 73rd

(*) denotes JV Quiz Team members


"I am so proud of how hard these students worked to have the success that they did in this event. It is a tough competition and they did very well,” said MSHS Sports Medicine teacher, Robin Backstrom LAT ATC. “I am also extremely happy that Emily will be on the WCTSMA Board and can't wait to see her contributions to our association in the next year!"


Mount Si's Anatomage team

Five MSHS students also competed in the new Anatomage competition, although didn't make it into the final rounds.  

Anatomage is the company that makes the super cool computerized table you see in the picture in which an anatomical figure

is displayed. Students competing in that special area had to identify different muscles, ligaments and bones that appeared via the table.


Identifying bones, muscles and ligaments using the Anatomage table.