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DRAKE PHYSICS PRIZE EXAM
Physics Goal: Set a new record of number of students scoring in the top 50 or above the national average on the Drake Physics Exam.
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2020
Total points possible: 150
National Average: 53

Above National Average: (Top 50)
Sterling Short(64) RANKED 29th
Owen Borg (62)
Noah Graalfs (61)
Peter Schumacher(60)
Damon Drury (58)
Allison Chaky (57)
Abby Huls (54)
Michael Walters (54)
Cassie Swacker(53)
Sam Schweizer (53)
Taylor Tiffin(53)
2019
Total points possible: 150
National Average: 53

Above National Average:
Quy Dang(112) RANKED 6th!!!!!
Scott Nguyen (93)
Blake Arntzen (76)
Jack Fuchs(72)
Cal Watson (69)
Ethan Spidle (65)
Lydia Dayton (63)
Cole Janssen (62)
Luke Sams(62)
Alec Albrecht (61)
Evan Smith (60)
Kit Stoelk (58)
Josh Muller (57)
Noah Mable (57)
Ethan Holub (54)
Rachel Vander Hart (54)
2018
Total points possible: 150
National Average: 50

Below are students who scored in the Top 50 and were eligible for scholarship application:

Jordan Page (88) Ranked 18th
Katherine Koele (86)
Andrew Menke (85)
Aditya Kotla (82)
Will Connors (76)
Adam Banwell (75)
Mercedes Hendricks (75)
Megan Hess(71)
Colin Potts (71)
Noah Hoffman (67)
Kathleen Heller (64)
Charles Harman (63)
Haris Serdarevic (63)
Josh Franklin (60)
Melanie Schnurr (60)
Raul Lara-Leyva (59)
Evan Danforth (59)
Alexander Young (57)
Haley Morgan (54)
Sophi Wilker (54)
Lucas Dayton (53)
Aydin Baschich (53)
Victor Jarman (51)
Grace Rempe (50)
Jonah Larsen(50)
2017
Total points possible: 160
National Average: 39
The first 6 students scored in the Top 50 and were eligible for scholarship application:
Top 50
Thomas Critelli O'Donnell (77)
Becca Lehman (64)
Joshua Flory (55)
Bobby Kaman (55)
Dayton Wright (55)
Jared Witke (51)


Anthony Ruffalo (46)
Austin Buller (44)
Kurt Garwood (44)
Nate Stolze (43)
Jack Kaman (39)
Sejla Pujagic (39)
2016
Total points possible: 160
National Average: 30.6
These 7 Urbandale students scored in the Top 50 and were eligible for scholarship application:
28th) Brett Carrier (55)
37th) Bobby Parsons(45)
38th) Hank Puckett (43)
44th) Austin Cook (36)
44th) Michael Westphal (36)
46th) Noah Torstenson (34)
47th) Robert Muller (33)
2015
Total points possible: 160
National Average: 35
The top 5 Urbandale students scored in the Top 50 and were eligible for scholarship application:
Naifu Bai (77)
Ben Trunnel (57)
Rylee Hayes (56)
Nate Torstenson (52)
Emma Wilker (50)
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Matt Hansing (44)
Corser Paine (39)
Justin Dodd (36)
2014
National average on Part I 35; High Score: 120
Class average Part I: 29.4

Top Scores, Part I and Overall above National Average (10): 
103 Brian Carrier (8th ranked)
56 Quinn LaFrentz
43 Michael Eppink
42 Steve Maynard
42 Srehita Kotla
41 Morgan Muell
40 Kurtis Schreck
38 Garrett Cook
37 Sam Johnson
35 Cody Bruce
2013
National average on Part I 35.5 - if over 41 Part II was checked for more points
Class average Part I: 34.4

Top Scores, Part I and Overall above National Average (16): 
86 (115) Nicholas Bartschat (11th ranked)
58 (104) Brian Carrier (24th ranked)
60 (94) Michael Clinkscales (30th ranked)
51 (81) Parker Howard (38th ranked)
47 (72) Sarah Dougherty (48th ranked)
57 (71) Samantha Dao
46 (63) Andrew Hess
45 (63) Corbin Habel
44 (61) Michael Linthicum
44 (60) Jacque Thompson (*applied and won full tuition scholarship at Drake)
44 (58) Alec Sauerbrei
43 (55) Brian Autry
44 (54) Joshua Kirchner
39 (N/A) Sara Chen
38 (N/A) Emma Shipley
38 (N/A) Brian Rye
2012
National average 46.1
Class average 40.9
Team score (top 4) 265
Team average 66.3

Top Scores above National Average (13): 
77 Megan Dodd (29th)
64 Huynh Vo
62 Cory Fausch
62 Scott Miller
56 Brian Gilg
56 Max Dillenburg
53 Sarah Trunnel
52 Danielle Major
52 Laurel Fraser
47 Adam Brown
47 Chloe Watson
47 Jaime Hurtado
47 Sawyer Merrill
2011
(National average 48.9)
(Class average 47.1)
(Team score (top 4) 286)
(Team average 71.5)

Top Scores above National Average (24): 
81 Samantha Frahm
70 Chase Janson
70 Austen Swearinger
65 Vlada Tomilova
65 Sean Finn
65 Elaine Jordan
60 Margit Hansing
60 Nicholas Wandro
60 Logan Prust
60 Kamila Yourstone
55 Daniel Gibson
55 Megan Fellows
55 Brad Wicks
55 Katie Gilg
50 Tim Strutzenberg
50 Alex Meyer
50 Alex Kane
50 Grant Wierson
50 Brandon Vogl
50 Kyle Kusy
50 Drew Prescott
50 Nathan Friedhoff
50 Sarah Files
50 Blake Inderski
2010
(National average 59.1)
(Class average 53.6)
(Team score (top 4) 340)
(Team average 85)

Top Scores above National Average (10): 
100 Chad Kobal
80 Patrick Albright
80 Sophia Chen
80 Brett Zeller
75 Dan Jensen
70 Dennis Van Woert
70 Samantha Sauerbrei
65 Michael Busch
65 Nate Pettorini
60 Max (Roy) Wei
2009
(National average 61.4)
(Class average 52.8)
(Team score (top 4) 330)
(Team average 82.5)

Top Scores above National Average (9): 
90 Drew Brown
85 Dallas VanWyk
80 Cody Goedken
75 Trent Harrison
75 Eric Autry
70 Zach Noonan
70 Kyle Allen
65 Chad Kobal
65 Trevor Howard
2008
Top Scores above National Average (9): 
105 Mark Groeneveld (top 40)
95 Dallas VanWyk
85 Jeffory Brenner
85 Chayuti (Moke) Salwala
85 Josh Thede
80 Eric Autry
75 Matt Lauridsen
70 Drew Brown
70 Kyle Sewright
2007
(National average 49.6)
(Class average 42.8)
(Team score (top 4) 292)
(Team average 73)

Top Scores above National Average (9): 
92 Jacob Epstein (17th)
70 Jessica Elwell
65 Chris Kallenbach
65 Serick Bjurstrom
60 Sam Chalfant
60 Rob Lourens
55 Jen Ohrt
50 Greg Woodin
50 Note Thanupakorn
2006
(National average 58.0)
(Class average 52.5)
(Team score (top 4) 345)
(Team average 86.3)

Top Scores above National Average (11): 
100 Drew Davis
95 Meredith Ritter
75 Julia Kottke
75 Steven Lischer
70 Katie Yourstone
70 Kelsey Steffen
70 Matt Coffey
65 Austin Zlab
60 Travis Smith
60 Sara Beth VanWyk
60 Chris Walck
2005
(National average 56.9)
(Class average 48.6)
(Team score (top 4) 297)
(Team average 74.2)

Top Scores above National Average (10): 
87 Andrew Van Woert
70 Ben Sheridan
70 Lisa Bishop
70 John Broek
65 Erin O'Connor
65 Mike Plummer
65 Jon Burk
60 Scott Woodin
60 Callie Pogge
60 Adam Hudak
2004
(National average  51.4)
(Class average 44.2)
(Team score (top 4) 255)
(Team average 63.8)

Top Scores above National Average (7): 
75 Adam Fries
65 Rachel Hobson
60 Andrew Doxon 
55 Clifton Brinkmeyer 
55 Lauren Bartusek
55 Jeff Wilson
55 Mary Haas
2003
(National average  55.4)
(Class average 53.3)
(Team score (top 4) 362)
(Team average 90.5)

Top Scores above National Average (15): 
100 Oleh Krehel
95 Dan Kalvig
85 Joe Boes 
82 Pat Weeg 
75 Rebecca Warren
75 Brian Simmons
70 Mike Morris
70 Aaron Walck
65 Rob Schoene
65 Sam Turnbull
65 Katie Freeman
65 Selena Leonard
60 Stephen Hudak, Jr
60 Brenton Parmenter
60 Nicole Wilson
2002
(National average 66.1)
(Class average 63.4)
(Team score (top 4) 407)
(Team average 101.7)

Top Scores above National Average (16): 
110 Dan Kalvig
107 Ben Gibson
100   Chris Butzke 
90     Dan Blixt 
90     Nick Siefert
85     Emily Shay
85    Beau Johnson
75    Joe Glazebrook
70    Nick Graber
70    Nathan Totten
70    Eric Ulan
70   Stan Tsirulnikov
70   David Gordon-Kamm
70   Ryan Wheeler
70   Erin Talbot
70   Nick Liker
2001
(National average 103.6)
(Class average 94.7)
(Team score ( top 4) 565)
(Team average 141)

Top Scores above National Average (17):
165   Marcia Rye
145   Marcy Card
130   Melehia Frauenholtz
125   Matt Hangsleben
120   Maggie McKay
120   Kyle Hanson
120   Todd Asper
120   Aaron Hurd
115   Laura Simmons
115   Brian deBuhr
115   Paul Hitzel
115   Jon Buescher
110   Tom Dougherty
105   Elisa McQuiston
105   Robyn Foster
105   Jadie Johnston
105   Cory Brown
2000
(National average   98.5)
(Class average 88.2)
(Team score ( top 4) 465)
(Team average 116.3)
Top Scores above National Average (8):
130 Scott Wilson       
115 Andrew Lytle     
110 Joel Courter        
110 Grace Kiang       
105 Michelle Siebke   
105 Jess White          
100 Jess Patzner        
100 John Crees