Teams from the State of Wisconsin have been sooooo close to winning the Championship recently, but so far have come back with just silver medals. In 2015 and 2019, Wisconsin teams were the first pick of the finalist alliance on Einstein. In both cases, their alliance looked like the stronger one going into finals.
In 2015, we saw 2826’s alliance put up the highest scores in Einstein QFs and SFs, and in division playoffs they put up the highest official score in the world. They had problems in both finals matches and despite great effort from 987, they succumbed to the amazing consistency of the Newton alliance.
In 2019, we saw 930’s alliance go undefeated in the round robin part of Detroit Einstein, only to be outlasted by the Darwin alliance in a crazy defensive game. They were one point from winning, and if their climb had worked in that match like it had in so many others, they would have gone home with the gold.
To my knowledge, there have been no teams from Wisconsin to have won the Championship. I think that with all the power of teams like 2826, 930, 1732, 2062, and many others, the state is due for one. My question is: What are the other states / regions that are in the same boat?
Perhaps Minnesota. They’ve had an explosion of teams recently, and at least one division has had a Minnesotan number one seed in both 2018 and 2019. The next step will be for their top teams to make Einstein regularly.