High School Division:
Order of the Knight - Brendan Hulegaard
From the moment he arrived at the championship, Brendan looked for ways to help. He quickly
went to work setting up boards. He mentored a group of first time Blitz players in the first tournament event.
Then, he offered to play bughouse with someone who arrived without a bughouse buddy. While playing, he helped out the
littlest bughouse quad players fill our their score sheet and answered their many questions. During the championship
he had a great attitude and supported his team mates at every opportunity. What a great chess player!
Tristen Lee- Elementary Advanced U800 STATE CHAMPION!
Medal winners: Bethany Mullins, Andrew Bechdoldt and Jacob Blixt.
Chase Wilcox - Primary Intermediate
Chess Set Design Contest
1st place - Jesse Norgren
- Star Wars Lego Set
2nd place - Kailah Birchler - Clay set
Reach for the Stars - Most Improved Award
Connor Thorud had a 275 point rating increase this year!
Joseph Christen 286 points!
Joshua Blixt 259 points!