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Math Day 1993 Results

The 4th Annual UNL Math Day was held on Thursday, November 11, 1993, 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, Joe Henning, Kayleen Huebert, Mike Raleigh, Jason Wilken
  2. Lincoln East: Jarvis Chen, Brian Cintani, Eric Hu, Carrie Hoff, Jason Watton

Class B

  1. Grand Island Central Catholic: Zachary Ahrens, Gary Golka, Rob Kortum, Tico Santos, Marcus Snow
  2. Pius X: Arthur Cunningham, Nathaniel Cunningham, Aaron May, Andrey Zmievsky

Class C

  1. Neb. Evangelical Lthrn: Brent Frey, Erika Johnson, Robert Leerssen, Andrew Schwerin, Dave Wietzke
  2. Wilber-Clatonia: Matt Becker, Eric Biederman, Matt Eickman, Aaron Pospisil, Russ Sebek

Class D

  1. Elmwood-Murdock: Billie Jo Johnson, Lori Platt, Bryan Smith
  2. Beaver City: Jim Bates, Jeff Chesterman, Nathan Lewis, Justin Wenburg, Matt Wessel

PROBE I-Team Competition

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

Class A

  1. Lincoln East (89.20): Eric Hu, Jarvis Chen, Brian Cintani, Derek Reiman, Jason Watton
  2. Omaha Central (87.00): Shadi Bashir, Dave Lawler, Brandon Steenson, Robert Teply, Troy Barnes
  3. Omaha North (83.60)
  4. Lincoln Southeast (82.40)
  5. Westside (80.40)

Class B

  1. Pius X (84.50): Nathaniel Cunningham, Jennifer De Camp, Dmitry Shandibin, Arthur Cunningham
  2. Grand Island Central Catholic (72.75): Robert Kortum, Zachary Ahrens, Marcus Snow, Mark McDonald
  3. Beatrice (69.00)
  4. McCook (67.50)
  5. Elkhorn (66.75)

Class C

  1. Neb. Evangelical Lthrn (75.00): David Wietzke, Andrew Schwerin, Erika Johnson
  2. Sutton (72.00): Eric Yost, Kevin Griess, Jere Fixemer
  3. Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca (68.33)
  4. Chase County (66.00)
  5. Stromsburg (64.67)

Class D

  1. Wauneta-Palisade (70.33): Andrew Harrison, Scott Todd, Kris Hartzer
  2. Nemaha Valley (68.33): Anthony Bohling, Darla Eisenhauer, Mark Mcniff
  3. Beaver City (65.00)
  4. Friend (65.00)
  5. Dorchester (62.33)

PROBE II (Scholarship Competition)

Place Name School
1 Igor Pavlovsky Lincoln Northeast
2 Igor Terentyev Beatrice
3 Steuard Jensen Lincoln Southeast
4 David Wietzke Neb. Evangelical Lthrn
5 Michelle Bylund Westside
6 Brian Cintani Lincoln East
7 Daniel McCarthy Creighton Prep
8 Marc Wagner Omaha Central
9 Kayleen Huebert Omaha North
10 Eric Hu Lincoln East