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California Team Places Third at the National Competition!

Team California at the National MATHCOUNTS competition. From left, Coach Vandana Kadam and Yichen Wu, Rohan Mallick, Ali Zaman, and Alex Zhan. As shown in the photo on the right, both Alex and Rohan qualified for the Countdown Round.

Team California had a great showing at the national MATHCOUNTS Competition in Washington, D.C. The team finished third overall, and two of our California students placed in the Top 10 as individuals. Alex Zhan placed seventh and Rohan Mallick placed ninth, both qualifying for the Countdown Round. Click the button below to read an article on the competition, which includes mentions of both Alex and Rohan.

In addition to competing, the team got the chance to see some of Washington, D.C., including the White House, many of the memorials, and the National Academy of Sciences. Our coach reports that they were wonderful to work with as a team and a great representation of California.

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A video of the Countdown Round is available below!

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Click the button below to see the top individuals and teams.

Top Results

Our congratulations to all the competitors!

Our national team

Alex Zhan
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose

Rohan Mallick
Pacific Trails, San Diego

Yichen Wu
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose

Ali Zaman
Hopkins Middle, Fremont

Coached by Vandana Kadam
The Harker School, San Jose

Redding Chapter Coordinator Nancy Glazzard with California’s team in Washington, D.C. Nancy volunteered at the national competition this year after previously being an official representative for California. 

Tests and Answers for 2024 Chapter and State Competitions Available

Materials for the 2024 Competition — including Answer Keys and Solutions — are now available.

In Memoriam: Becky Ishii

Longtime MATHCOUNTS of California volunteer Becky Lynn Ishii passed away May 9, 2023, at age 69. Becky grew up in Cypress where she and her husband, Cliff, partnered in his engineering firm and volunteering for MATHCOUNTS of California, the National Society of Professional Engineers–California, and Orange County Optimists. Read more about Becky’s many accomplishments here.

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