CASPER, Wyo. It was a battle of the brains at Kelly Walsh as high school students competed in their regional science bowl.
Over 150 students from eight different schools competed in a round in Robin format.
Coaches have taught these students for over 20 years.
"You realize as a coach sometimes you get fantastic students. And sometimes other teams get the fantastic students. And it gives students a chance to weigh themselves compared to other kids in the state." Said Tom Jacobs.
The winner of the event would be invited to the national competition is Washington D.C.
Some coaches have been to it at least once, saying its a much bigger stage for the students.
"Just to watch them grow in confidence and to see how fabulous they are is just indescribable." Said Lisa Weisbeck, a coach.
"I've taken three teams to national competitions, and our state's a small state, but we've got some really good kids. They're not New York level, but they're good." Said Jacobs.
Coaches say a lot of prep work goes into getting ready for the bowl, but understand students have more than one activity.
The goal may be nationals, but students say they enjoy the experience.