2018-19 GROGER RANKS AWARDS

What a year it has been. When Groger Ranks started back in October with the first rankings, we had no idea how big it would become. Now, at the conclusion of the 2018-19 high school quizbowl season (with NASAT happening last week), we can finally make our last post of the season. Over the past few weeks, we have been running a player poll to determine the top overall players and top players in certain categories or of certain age groups. After only considering the polls that had at least 5 valid ballots (meaning RMPSS and Geo/CE/Other did not receive consideration), we tabulated the results. People whose names are bolded in the results will also receive awards. If you are in the top 10 of any of the polls (or top 20 for the Overall poll), send us an email at grogerranks@gmail.com to let us know so we can see if you are eligible for other prizes, and if you are an award winner include your address in the email so we can mail you the prize.

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You too can get your name and support the rankings at patreon.com/grogerranks. Now, FINALLY, here are the rankings you’ve been waiting for.

National “A” Team

Hari Parameswaran – Captain & Player of the Year (Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio)

William Golden (James E. Taylor High School, Katy, Texas)

Ethan Strombeck (Rockford Auburn High School, Rockford, Illinois)

Fred Zhang (Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech High School, Alexandria, Virginia)

Top History Player

Hari Parameswaran (Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio)

Top Science Player

Geoffrey Chen (Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minnesota)

Top Literature Player

James Kuang (Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech High School, Alexandria, Virginia)

Top Fine Arts Player

Ethan Strombeck (Rockford Auburn High School, Rockford, Illinois)

Top Freshman

Karsten Rynearson (Greens Farm Academy, Westport, Connecticut)

Top Sophomore

Avinash Iyer (Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California)

 

Overall Poll

Plaque Given to Top Four Players for the National Quizbowl “A” Team with the Top Player being named Player of the Year, 23 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. Hari Parameswaran, 423 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots
  2. William Golden, 422, 100.0%
  3. Ethan Strombeck, 387, 100.0%
  4. Fred Zhang, 376, 100.0% 
  5. Daniel Ma, 291, 95.7%
  6. Anson Berns, 283, 100.0%
  7. Hanson Hao, 276, 100.0%
  8. Geoffrey Chen, 259, 100.0%
  9. Alexander Pyle, 243, 87.0%
  10. John John Groger, 198, 95.7%
  11. Steven Liu, 149, 87.0%
  12. Kevin Kodama, 147, 73.9%
  13. Govind Prabhakar, 147, 95.7%
  14. Andrew Hoagland, 137, 82.6%
  15. Matthew Siff, 97, 73.9%
  16. Akshay Govindan, 96, 60.9%
  17. Dean Ah Now, 78, 69.6%
  18. Ethan Ashbrook, 69, 56.5%
  19. Eshaan Vakil, 68, 56.5%
  20. James Kuang, 43, 52.2% & Avinash Iyer, 43, 47.8%

Also receiving votes: Chinmay Murthy (41 Points), Shomik Ghose (37 Points), Katherine Lei (22 Points), Daniel Yang (12 Points), Raj Paul (8 Points), Karan Gurazada (7 Points), Walter Zhang (6 Points), Mihir Paramesh (2 Points), Jonathan Lau (1 Point), Walker Combs (1 Point)

History Category Poll

Plaque Given to Top Player, 14 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. Hari Parameswaran, 124 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots
  2. Fred Zhang, 114, 100.0%
  3. Govind Prabhakar, 99, 100.0%
  4. Daniel Ma, 80, 100.0%
  5. William Golden, 71, 100.0%
  6. Justin Young, 52, 78.6%
  7. Eshaan Vakil, 24, 50.0%
  8. Ethan Strombeck, 19, 50.0%
  9. Andrew Hoagland, 14, 50.0%
  10. Timothy Cho, 13, 42.9%

Also receiving votes: Dean Ah Now (11 Points), Avinash Iyer (9 Points), Walker Combs (8 Points), Chinmay Murthy (6 Points), John John Groger (4 Points), Mihir Paramesh (4 Points), Cole Snedeker (2 Points), Shiva Oswal (2 Points)

Science Category Poll

Plaque Given to Top Player, 19 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. Geoffrey Chen, 180 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots
  2. Katherine Lei, 155, 100.0%
  3. Akshay Govindan, 142, 100.0%
  4. Hanson Hao, 99, 94.7%
  5. Fred Zhang, 83, 89.5%
  6. Steven Liu, 72, 89.5%
  7. Karan Gurazada, 65, 78.9%
  8. Chris Tong, 54, 94.7%
  9. Daniel Yang, 22, 47.4%
  10. Raul Passement, 17, 36.8%

Also receiving votes: Dylan Bowman (14 Points), Sohum Shenoy (12 Points), Harrison Zhu (5 Points), Dan Ni (4 Points), William Shue (4 Points), Daniel Ma (3 Points)

Literature Category Poll

Plaque Given to Top Player, 12 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. James Kuang, 105 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots
  2. Ethan Ashbrook, 96, 100.0%
  3. Anson Berns, 81, 100.0%
  4. William Golden, 59, 91.7%
  5. Olivia Lamberti, 51, 83.3%
  6. Olivia Chen, 45 91.7%
  7. Darren Petrosino, 30, 83.3%
  8. Ethan Strombeck, 21, 83.3%
  9. Kevin Kodama, 11, 50.0%
  10. Richard Zhang, 10, 50.0% &  Karsten Rynearson, 10, 33.3%

Also receiving votes: Raj Paul (7 Points), Hari Parameswaran (3 Points), Shahar Schwartz (2 Points)

Fine Arts Category Poll

Plaque Given to Top Player, 6 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. Ethan Strombeck, 50 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots
  2. Michael Li, 43, 100.0%
  3. William Golden, 30, 100.0%
  4. Hari Parameswaran, 29, 100.0%
  5. Dylan Bowman, 27, 100.0%
  6. Kevin Wang, 27, 100.0%
  7. Keaton Martin, 12, 66.7%
  8. Anson Berns, 9, 83.3%
  9. Fred Zhang, 3, 66.7%
  10. John John Groger, 2, 33.3% & Sophia Weng, 2, 33.3%

Freshman Poll

Plaque Given to Top Player, 17 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. Karsten Rynearson, 75 Points, Ranked in 94.1% of ballots
  2. Robert Muñiz, 58, 100.0%
  3. Shiva Oswal, 40, 88.2%
  4. Kapil Nathan, 23, 76.5%
  5. Cooper Roh, 20, 58.8%

Also receiving votes: Mitchell Shadden (4 Points), Ean Casey (2 Points), Albert Ho (1 Point), Benjamin Hu (1 Point)

Sophomore Poll

Plaque Given to Top Player, 31 Ballots Submitted, Ballot with Highest Ranking Dropped

  1. Avinash Iyer, 137 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots
  2. Karan Gurazada, 103, 90.3% 
  3. Jonathan Lau, 52, 58.1%
  4. Chris Tong, 42, 61.3%
  5. Abhinav Karthikeyan, 19, 41.9%

Also receiving votes: William Groger (18 Points), Pedro Juan Orduz (17 Points), Arjun Nageswaran (9 Points), Justin Posner (7 Points), Justin Ward (4 Points), Shardul Rao (4 Points)

The link to the ballots split up by categories can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P_Yu1mMIHIR03CtTL__1Bq2AuO5UwrmA28KSwtPflpY/edit#gid=360462547

 

Thank you so much for all your support this season and we will see you back next year!

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