The George School math team defeated W. G. Enloe Magnet School 33-25 in the first knock-out round in the bracket competition on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. With a maximum score of 35 for the round, the math team’s victory over last year’s third place team was compelling.
The players for the match were Young He ’19, Forest Ho-Chen ’22, Leon Li ’20, Jason Liu ’22, Justin Liu ’21, Maksim Shi ’20, Spencer Stockhammer ’20, Tony Tian ’19, John Wang ’19, Tommy Wang ’21, Anney Ye ’20, and Ellen Zhang ’21.
The team is undefeated through the preliminary rounds of the Mathematical Association of America’s Math Madness competition. They have beat Princeton Day School, Georgetown Preparatory School, and another school that forfeited their match. The Cougars’ early play placed them in the Division 1 Elite Bracket.
“The George School Cougars jumped out to an early lead and did not look back,” said Kevin Moon, team coach and head of the mathematics department. “We are currently ranked twelfth in the country.”
Math Madness is an online, team-based event that takes place during the fall. More than 500 high schools from across the country compete in leagues of weekly competitions followed by a single elimination bracket tournament, styled after the March Madness basketball tournament for college teams.
Next up on the bracket is The Wheatley School, who defeated Choate Rosemary Hall with a perfect score last week, scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.