Wayzata High School’s Math Team took first place at the State Math Tournament, making it the tenth first-place finish in 14 years.
The tournament varsity team included seniors Seri Choi, Jeffrey Lee, and Daniel Qu, juniors William Drew and Rithvik Pasumarty, and freshmen Stephen Chen, Matthew Qu, and Ayush Ram. In addition, junior Kaustubh Verma, sophomores Matthew Jeon, Joe Kammann, Akash Kaul and Andrew Tang and freshman Caroline Zeng were invited to participate in the state tournament based on their individual season scores (top 60 out of nearly 3,000 students statewide).
Other varsity team members contributing to the team’s success throughout the season include seniors Amrit Bhatia and David Mo. Prior to the tournament, Wayzata also took first place in cumulative scoring over the five meets of the regular season, making it the ninth year in a row the team finished first.
In addition to winning the season and the state championship, Daniel Qu and Seri Choi represented Minnesota in the prestigious Harvard-MIT Math Tournament in February. Sixteen of the top students from the Minnesota All-State Math Team traveled to Boston to compete in the annual Mathematics Tournament, hosted by Harvard and MIT. More than 90 teams from around the world and the country participated in this tournament.
Of the 90 teams, Minnesota’s team placed in the top ten. A number of the students named above will be head to Iowa the first weekend of June as members of the Minnesota teams that participate in the American Regional Mathematics League competition.