# 2014 National MathCounts

Note: I was not at the competition myself. :(

Just recently, the National MathCounts happened(Friday, May 9th). After an exciting few hours, a champion was crowned. I'd like to congratulate Swapnil Garg for being the first Californian to win MathCounts with this question.

In addition, the California team won first for the third time in five years. Their coach was David Vaughn, who I'm happy to say is the coach of my school. In fact, I was on the team that sent him to Nationals, but Northern California had too many good people.

Congratulations to these people for winning MathCounts!

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Great disappointment for Washington State team, we didn't even get into top 10, an all-time low for quite a few years. Unfortunately, this year is the year I graduate from Mathcounts, so I cannot redeem myself :(

Congrats to Swapnil Garg!

- 6 years, 12 months ago

You were on the Washington State team? Did you get to know Ashwin Sah from last year?

Making Nationals is already a great thing, I got the highest score for a 7th grader in Southern California this year, but there were around 20 Northern Californian 7th and 6th graders that beat me(that I still have to face next year). Great job for even being there!

- 6 years, 12 months ago

Yea, I was on the Washington State team this year and last year. Least year we were so much better, this year everyone kinda just derped up. @Colin Tang got 4th place individual, but derped up countdown and went to 7th. I derped up Sprint and got 22nd. The other two people derped and didn't make top 56. We derped team and got 6/10. So all in all, bad year.

- 6 years, 12 months ago

Wait did you get 22nd on the whole written part or just the Sprint round? What was your overall score? Tell me numbers! :D

- 6 years, 12 months ago

I got 22nd place. I got 8 wrong on Sprint (the part I derped), and got perfect on Target.

- 6 years, 12 months ago

HOLY CRAP I got 1 right on the State target. That's insanely good dude how hard were the problems?

- 6 years, 12 months ago

derpderpderp Everyone prepare for #TeamWashington2015 ! :D

- 6 years, 12 months ago

You'll be on it right? :D

- 6 years, 12 months ago

you mean #TeamWashington2015 ?

- 6 years, 12 months ago

Lol I solved it faster than Swapnil!

- 6 years, 12 months ago

Wow David, what a baller :o I really hope I'm talking about the same David as in the sevvie kid who goes "Go ()!" XD Washington will have a strong team this year though! Woohoo 2016!

- 5 years, 2 months ago