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2024 State Sports Medicine State Champions - 11 years in a row!

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2024 State Sports Medicine Competition - 11th year WCTSMA State Champions!

This past weekend was the State Sports Medicine Competition in Tacoma, WA.

Washington State is the home of the first high school sports medicine programs around the nation and first sports medicine competition in the nation. Our state competition is largest in the nation and is known for having the most difficult and diverse state competition.

All students take 200 questions worth of General Sports Medicine Tests, in addition there are individual disciplines of Practical Skill Specialists, Medical Terminology Specialists, Anatomy and Physiology Specialists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Exercise Physiology Specialist, Quiz Bowls, and a competition called Anatomage which is a 6 ft long interactive cadaver table that the students had to find anatomy structures.

At this year’s conference, there were over 900 students competing from 54 different schools. 

For the 11th year in a row we won the entire competition and are the WCTSMA State Champions!  We had the Individual Highest Scorer in the Competition.  All 6 of our Practical Specialist place in the Top 10, taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 10th. Our Medical Terminology Specialist placed 1st and 2nd in the Medical Terminology Competition.  We took 1st and 6th place in Exercise Physiology.  We placed 2nd and 5th in the Emergency Responder.  We placed 1st and 4th in the Anatomy and Physiology. We also won (State Champions/1st place) in the Quiz Bowl Competition and took 1st in the Anatomage Competition (which now means they have qualified for the Anatomage National Championships in June). 

An incredible/amazing weekend and we could not be more proud of this group.  They are all so passionate about sports medicine and all worked so incredibly hard all year dedicating hundreds of hours individually towards giving their own personal best to this field of study.  By winning this competition it qualifies us to once again compete in the Sports Medicine National Championships.

It takes a village to prepare these students to do their best and I want to thank all the IHS Staff, IHS Admin, and District CTE/ISD Admin, IHS ASB, Issaquah Schools Foundation, and IHS Booster Club for all the support. Issaquah is a special place.  The IHS Sports Med Group is very thankful!


  • Allison Witecki (1st Place State Individual Champion, 1st Place Anatomage team)
  • Sakura Yamawaki (2nd Place overall, 1st Place Anatomage team)
  • Bryson Hu (3rd Place overall, 1st Place Anatomage team)
  • Ryan Auffant (4th Place overall, 1st Place Anatomage team)
  • Lorelai Beernink (6th Place overall)
  • Kamila Novotny (10th Place overall)
  • Lilly Maurer (Med Terms Specialist State Champion, 1st Place)
  • Viggy Ravilla (Med Terms Specialist State 2nd Place)
  • Ilyaas Motiwalla (Anatomy and Physiology Specialist State Champion, 1st Place)
  • Isabel Su (Anatomy and Physiology Specialist 4th Place)
  • Seth Werner (Emergency responder Specialist 2nd Place)
  • Sakshi Dedhia (Emergency responder Specialist 5th Place)
  • Andie Yeum (Exercise Physiology Specialist State Champion 1st Place)
  • Aiden Donavan (Exercise Physiology Specialist 6th Place)
  • Noelle Mahlstede (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team, also Strict Award Winner)
  • Ann Gibbons (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team)
  • Sarah Witten (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team)
  • Elina Pan (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team)
  • Sumair Arif (Member of State Champion Quiz Bowl team)


Students stand over digital skeleton during anatomy competition


Students smile with their awards


Student team smiles with award


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