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Making Early Plans for State?
We have added several updates to the state tournament page, including a list of hotels that have partnered with the Missouri Science Olympiad to offer competing teams special rates. Please consider using our hotel partners when you plan your trip to Springfield.
Region 6C Date Change
Due to scheduling issues, the date for the region 6C competition has been changed to February 12, 2022. The 6C tournament will now be run concurrently with the divsion 6B tournament.
Region 4 B/C Date Change
The region 4 B/C tournament date has been changed to February 19, 2022.
Schedule Change for Region 1C
The region 1C tournament has been rescheduled for February 12.
April 9, 2022: Save the date for the state tournament! The state tournament is moving to a new home, Missouri State University in Springfield.
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Greg got his start in Science Olympiad as a grad assistant at the University of South Dakota where he helped Dr. Paul Otto run the South Dakota State Science Olympiad Tournament. After leaving South Dakota, his first job was in Plattsburg, MO at Plattsburg High School. Unlike Plattsburg Middle School, the high school did not have a Science Olympiad team, a fact that Greg changed by starting the school's first Science Olympiad team. In that first year, five students made the trek to the regional tournament and promptly took last place. Despite the ranking, the SO bug bit the students at the high school and with a lot of work (and help from Mrs. S.) the program began to flourish. The high point of the Science Olympiad program at the high school (enrollment of 250) was 2001 when Plattsburg High School earned the right to help represent Missouri at the Science Olympiad National Tournament in Colorado Springs. Following his tenure at Plattsburg, Greg traveled to Oak Park High School where he coached with one of the greats in Missouri, Dr. Lario Yerino. After a transfer to Staley High School, Greg is content to let his wife take over the coaching as he stays behind the scenes, desperately trying not to mess anything up.