Math Day Results

Math Day 2016

1,524 students from 97 Nebraska high schools participated in the 27th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East: Dylan Perry, Lara Quiring, Isaac Zhang
  2. Lincoln Southwest: Evan Fulton, Jackson Lederer, Tuong Phung

Class II

  1. Scottsbluff: Jamie Chen, Alisha Huynh, Katherine Reisig, Sayf Thanawalla, Abbigail Tygart, Taylor York
  2. Elkhorn: Anthony Benes, Braydon Dreher, Dominic Giandinoto

Class III

  1. Seward: Jarod Harris, Evan Mettenbrink, Evan Nottingham
  2. Mount Michael Benedictine: Zach Cairney, Chaemin Lee, Quan Nguyen

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian: Andrew Bond, Yuqi He, Ryan Van Ostrand, Zheyu Qiu
  2. Brownell-Talbot: Laura Liu, Anjana Srikumar, Vincent Tang

Class V

  1. Harvard: Kylie Doupnik, Hannah Fields, Ray Nierman
  2. Bertrand: Adyson Furlong, Grant Dahlgren, Cooper Grabenstein, Tigh Renken

Class VI

  1. Lux Middle School: Joseph Allen, Joshua Lee, Kenji Nakagawa
  2. Spalding Academy: Elizabeth Bauer, Zach Diessner, Erin Stevens

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Millard North (Class I), Elkhorn South (Class II), Omaha Skutt Catholic (Class III), Auburn (Class IV), Tri County (Class V), and Axtell (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (87.8)
  2. Millard North (76.6)
  3. Omaha Central(75.4)
  4. Lincoln Southwest (72)
  5. Omaha Creighton Prep (62.2)

Class II

  1. Elkhorn (59.4)
  2. Lincoln Pius X (59.4)
  3. Scottsbluff (58.6)
  4. Bellevue East (55.4)
  5. Elkhorn South (54.6)

Class III

  1. Omaha Skutt Catholic (79)
  2. Mount Michael Benedictine (78.25)
  3. Roncalli Catholic (58.5)
  4. Norris (58.25)
  5. Concordia Lutheran (57)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (81)
  2. Lincoln Christian (72.67)
  3. Auburn (50.33)
  4. Yutan (49)
  5. Centennial (47.33)

Class V

  1. Harvard (59.67)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (50.67)
  3. Arapahoe (47.33)
  4. Bertrand (46.33)
  5. Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (45.33)

Class VI

  1. Lux (69)
  2. Osceola (48.33)
  3. Exeter-Milligan (46.33)
  4. Lincoln Parkview Christian (45.67)
  5. First Baptist (45)

PROBE I – Individual Competition

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Crystal Xu, Lincoln East High School
  2. Jamie Chen, Scottsbluff High School
  3. Cathy Zhao, Omaha Skutt Catholic

Males

  1. Khoa Nguyen, Millard North High School
  2. Darrel Chew, Omaha North High School
  3. Felix Cui, Lincoln East High School
  4. Tuong Phung, Lincoln Southwest High School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Darrel Chew Omaha North High School
2 Khoa Nguyen Millard North High School
3 Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School
4 (tie) Joshua Lee Lux Middle School
4 (tie) Chau (Lisa) Vu Lincoln Pius X High School
6 Sara Jiang Omaha Brownell-Talbot
7 Tuong Phung Lincoln Southwest High School
8 Jamie Chen Scottsbluff High School
9 Felix Cui Lincoln East High School
10 Lixin Cao Concordia Lutheran High School

Math Day 2015

1,523 students from 98 Nebraska high schools participated in the 26th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East: Dylan Perry, Daniel Thompson, Isaac Zhang
  2. Omaha North: Darrel Chew, Derek Chew, Sarah McCarty

Class II

  1. Scottsbluff: Jamie Chen, Ethan Dudden, Abbigail Tygart, Samuel Willis, Nikolas Hubbard, Alisha Huynh
  2. Elkhorn: Anthony Benes, Jacob Carmichael, Alex Seggerman, Marc Wade

Class III

  1. Skutt Catholic: Josh Gromowsky, Matthew Gromowsky, Ryan Wallace
  2. Seward: William Brown, Josh Hendrickson, Evan Mettenbrink

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian: Yuqi He, Trevor Lockard, Ryan Van Ostrand
  2. Brownell-Talbot: Julia Fiksinski, Laura Liu, Lindon Liu

Class V

  1. Harvard: Hannah Fields, Kelsey Gries, Ray Nierman
  2. Arapahoe: Jacob Gardener, Ashton Wasenius, Levi Watson

Class VI

  1. Scott Middle School: Blake Callahan, Evan Fulton, Tuong Phung
  2. Keya Paha: Becky Chase, Buck Cronk, Kevin Udd

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Lincoln Southwest (Class I), Lincoln Pius X (Class II), Beatrice (Class III), Yutan (Class IV), Osceola (Class V), and Wilcox-Hildreth (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (78.6)
  2. Omaha Creighton Prep (70.6)
  3. Lincoln Southwest (66.2)
  4. Millard South (63.6)
  5. Millard North (58.8)

Class II

  1. Lincoln Pius X (51.4)
  2. Elkhorn (46.8)
  3. Elkhorn South (45.6)
  4. Scottsbluff (43.4)
  5. Lincoln Northeast (40.8)

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine (75.25)
  2. Omaha Skutt Catholic (53.5)
  3. Roncalli Catholic (44.25)
  4. Norris (43.75)
  5. Concordia Lutheran (42)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (67)
  2. Lincoln Christian (60.33)
  3. Auburn (42)
  4. Broken Bow (38.33)
  5. Kearney Catholic (38)

Class V

  1. Harvard (47)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (40)
  3. Osceola (39.67)
  4. Arapahoe (37.67)
  5. Tri County (37.67)

Class VI

  1. Scott Middle (50.33)
  2. Spalding Academy (35.33)
  3. Pope John (34.67)
  4. Sargent (34)
  5. Riverside (32.33)

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Hanna Hoffman, Lincoln High School
  2. Crystal Xu, Lincoln East High School
  3. Chau Vu, Lincoln Pius X High School

Males

  1. Jae Hyun Lim, Lincoln Southwest High School
  2. Khoa Nguyen, Omaha Creighton Prep
  3. Derek Chew, Omaha North High Magnet School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Soo Young Choi Mount Michael Benedictine High
2 Felix Cui Lincoln East High School
3 Jae Hyun Lim Lincoln Southwest High School
4 Alex Heitzman Emerson-Hubbard Jr/Sr High School
5 Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School
6 Khoa Nguyen Omaha Creighton Prep
7 Derek Chew Omaha North High Magnet School
8 Crystal Xu Lincoln East High School
9 (tie) Hanna Hoffman Lincoln High School
9 (tie) Don Nguyen Omaha Creighton Prep

Math Day 2014

1,506 students from 105 Nebraska high schools participated in the 25th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Omaha North: Derek Chew, Brad Tuttle, Andy Wishart
  2. Lincoln Southwest: Denis Komissarov, Troy Nguyen, Jae Hyun Lim

Class II

  1. Omaha Creighton Prep: Alex Vetter, Don Nguyen, Shane Grode
  2. Norris: Matt Rohman, Bryson Anderson, Nick Wieskamp

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine: Fletcher Lin, Jonathan Collins, Junwoo Lee
  2. Seward: Alexa Bruick, Austin Van Velson, Evan Mettenbrink

Class IV

  1. Brownell-Talbot: Julia Fiksinski, Caravaggio Caniglia, Adi Telikicherla
  2. Elmwood-Murdock: Gary Ritnour, Brenna Backemeyer, Trevor Lockman

Class V

  1. Emerson-Hubbard: Abby Drieling, Sidney Trenhaile, Alex Heitzman
  2. Arapahoe: Levi Watson, Junior Hilker, Jacob Gardner

Class VI

  1. Dorchester: Tim Havlat, Nixon Nerud, Cassidy Olson
  2. Spalding Academy: Jacob Bauer, Ashley Glesinger, Bronc McKay

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Lincoln East (Class I), Elkhorn (Class II), York (Class III), Yutan (Class IV), Hastings St. Cecilia (Class V), and Mullen (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition - Download the solutions

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (90.2)
  2. Omaha North (78.4)
  3. Lincoln Southeast (73.4)
  4. Lincoln Southwest (70.6)
  5. Millard South (69.2)

Class II

  1. Omaha Creighton Prep (78.4)
  2. Lincoln Pius X (68.4)
  3. Norris (67.6)
  4. Elkhorn High (64)
  5. Elkhorn South (60.6)

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine (93)
  2. Seward (67)
  3. Duchesne Academy of the Sacret Heart (64.5)
  4. Concordia Lutheran (62)
  5. Omaha Skutt Catholic (61.25)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (89.33)
  2. Lincoln Christian (66)
  3. Johnson County Central (58.67)
  4. Auburn (55)
  5. Yutan (55)

Class V

  1. Nebraska Christian (72)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (59)
  3. Perkins County (58)
  4. Emerson-Hubbard (57.67)
  5. East Butler (55)

Class VI

  1. Spalding Academy (51.67)
  2. Dorchester (48.67)
  3. Exeter-Milligan (44.67)
  4. Pope John (44.67)
  5. Mullen (42)

PROBE I – Individual Competition - Download the solutions

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Ingrid Zhang, Lincoln East High School
  2. Ivy Wang, Omaha Brownell-Talbot High School
  3. Jainaha Srikumar, Omaha Brownell-Talbot High School

Males

  1. Jae Hyun Lim, Lincoln Southwest High School
  2. Zachary Warneke, Millard South High School
  3. Jae Jun Park, Mount Michael Benedictine High School
  4. Young Jo Park, Mount Michael Benedictine High School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Derek Chew Omaha North High School
2 Ingrid Zhang Lincoln East High School
3 Jae Hyun Lim Lincoln Southwest High School
4 Zach Warneke Millard South
5 Alex Heitzman Emerson-Hubbard Jr/Sr High School
6 Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School
7 Caravaggio Caniglia Omaha Brownell-Talbot
8 Ivy Wang Omaha Brownell-Talbot
9 Jae Jun Park Mount Michael Benedictine
10 Crystal Xu Lincoln East High School