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Math Day 1992 Results

The 3rd Annual UNL Math Day was held on Thursday, November 13, 1992, at the UNL city campus Union. Opening ceremonies began at 8:00 a.m.

The purpose of Math Day is to promote the mathematical sciences and UNL. It consists of one individual and two team mathematics competitions, information about majors and departments, career information and recreational mathematical activities. All students start with a multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top 50 students move on to take the now famous essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in 4-year scholarships to UNL. The scholarships are generously supported by the Gallup Organization. The first team competition is determined by averaging the top scores from each school on PROBE I. The second is a double elimination tournament pitting 3-member teams against each other. The team competitions are divided into smallest, small, medium and large school categories with trophies given to the top two teams in each. All the questions assume only two years high school algebra and one year geometry. However the answers to PROBE II questions require the creativity and originality that we expect from only the very best students.

Math Bowl Tournament

Class A

  1. Omaha North: Paul Holm, Brian Armknecht, John Horan, Chris Vilim, Jason Wilken
  2. Lincoln East: Eric Hu, Brian Frederick, Patrick Murray, Elliot Campbell

Class B

  1. Elkhorn: Eric Brehm, Jason DeGreen, Adam Hurt, Tyler Breed
  2. Pius X: Aaron May, Edward Zechmann, Nathaniel Cunningham

Class C

  1. Grand Island Central Catholic: Rob Kortum, Josh Mueller, Zac Ahrens, Gary Golka
  2. Elmwood-Murdock: Ryan Rikli, Lance Tharnish, Brian Fleischman, Lori Platt, Jessica Smith

Class D

  1. Exeter: Dale Ruhl, Heidi Hall, Jenny Jondle, Ryan Manning, Julie Shafer
  2. Howells: Amy Bayer, Andy Schmidt, Steve Sindelar, Wes Smeal

PROBE I-Team Competition

(Maximum possible team score is 100; Team members listed for 1st and 2nd place.)

Class A

  1. Lincoln East (77.80): Eric Hu, Brian Frederick, Patrick Murray, Jason Watton, Jennifer De Camp
  2. Omaha North (70.60): Paul Holm, John Horan, Brian Armknecht, Kayleen Huebert, Christopher Vilim
  3. Omaha Central (67.20)
  4. Omaha Westside (67.00)
  5. Creighton Prep (64.80)

Class B

  1. Norris (53.50): Michal Fickenscher, Perry Peverson, Chris McNeil, Reza Arbab
  2. Pius X (53.25): Aaron May, Nathaniel Cunningham, Arthur Cunningham, Nick Walter
  3. Elkhorn (49.25)
  4. Auburn (46.00)
  5. South Sioux City (45.75)

Class C

  1. Grand Island Central Catholic (62.00): Robert Kortum, Josh Mueller, Zac Ahrens
  2. Wisner-Pilger (49.67): Kris Gainsforth, Jennifer Wilcox, Dillon Bloedorn
  3. Kearney Catholic (49.00)
  4. Neb. Evangelical Lutheran (47.00)
  5. Sutton (46.00)

Class D

  1. Dorchester (45.67): Mike Nohavec, Ryan Kahle, Matt Burkey
  2. Friend (45.33): Terry Jantzi, Karen Young, Chris Olsen
  3. Nemaha Valley (43.33)
  4. Howells (42.33)
    Mead (42.33)
  5. Diller (39.67)

PROBE II (Scholarship Competition)

Place Name School
1 Eric Hu Lincoln East
2 Jason Hui Omaha Central
3 Clifford Lee Lincoln High
4 Jeff Epler Lincoln High
5 Steuard Jensen Lincoln Southeast
6 Christopher Vilim Omaha North
7 Melinda Drake Omaha Central
7 Jeremy Vetter North Platte
8 Mary Campbell Omaha Central
9 Tommy McCarthy Creighton Prep