# Good luck to MATHCOUNTS National Competitors!

It might be a little early for this, but good luck to everybody competing at National MATHCOUNTS! Especially Daniel Liu, who I know will destroy the competition! Good luck in the Countdown, especially! Don't do what Daniel Chiu did! Also, congrats to Akshaj Kadaveru and Franklyn Wang from Virginia (my state). They both did fantastically at States and last year got 8th and 11th, respectively. To all three of you guys, I issue warnings: watch out for Colin Tang from Washington and Hongyi Chen from Colorado! Also, don't panic in the Countdown round, it's better to solve the problem before you answer (it would seem obvious, but sometimes you freak out and guess three seconds after the problem pops up). Do as well as you can on the Target, because they count for the most. Also, always READ THE PROBLEM (especially the Sprint Round). It's a really good idea to read it a minimum of three times. It will cost four or five minutes, but in the end, but it will save you a lot of wrong answers and time spent having to re-do it. Pretty much, do as well as you can. Unfortunately, I won't be joining you guys at Nationals this year... but next year for sure :( Anyways, everybody wish these people the best of luck! And, if anybody else is going to Nationals as well, let me know! :D

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5 years, 11 months ago

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Ha, I'm probably not even going to get into Countdown. @Akshaj Kadaveru and @Franklyn Wang will pwn everyone, though.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Dude, you've never met me then. I've watched every single Countdown round since 2005 at least three times, analyzed every competitor and done background checks. I'm in personal correspondence with a couple of executives who I get scores from, so when I say you're going to make it to the Countdown round, you're going to make it to the Countdown round. Remember, I've already analyzed all your competition and looked at their previous awards. Just follow my tips, and you'll be golden. Start training hard NOW! It's good to start one month prior, and build in intensity. :D

- 5 years, 11 months ago

You sound like his mother :D

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Advice: try to improve yourself, and not others. Why do you care about some random people from 2005? There's no point. Just care about yourself, or else you'll waste so much time and not get that much better.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

I know, right! I should be, but I'm like one of the lame ESPN commentators who knows everything but can't play the game. D:

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Well, you and @Franklyn Wang are in the same boat. Neither of you made it to the Countdown, but I suspect you came close. Bad day?

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Aww...how I wish Singapore had more resources and stuff like the USA to host this sort of competition... It seems awesome...

But anyway, good luck to all competitors! :D hope you do yourself proud!

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I feel for us Singaporeans. And good luck too everyone!

- 5 years, 11 months ago

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Thanks!

- 5 years, 11 months ago

:D

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm also expecting a lot from @Nicky Sun from Illinois! Got 10th place last year at Nationals, is going this year as well! :D

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I met Colin Tang last year in the WMTC(World Mathematics Team Championship)in Beijing,China.Besides him and me,all the gold medalists were from China :(

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Woah dude. How do I sign up? :D

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm not very sure about the registration process for the US.The WMTC is relatively new,it was founded in 2010 so it might not be easy to find the organizers.The official website is here.If you're planning to go,watch out for the Chinese competitors :) Out of ~80 teams last year,~60 were Chinese.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I missed signing up for WMTC until it was too late :(

- 5 years, 10 months ago

So you wanted to go but you couldn't make it?

- 5 years, 10 months ago

This wasn't good.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

I know! For the first like, 5 matches, the lower ranked person won! The freaking semifinals were 12th place, 11th, 10th, and 1st! It was the first time in MATHCOUNTS history! :O

- 5 years, 10 months ago

I wish I knew what happened in MATHCOUNTS.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

You could watch it on TV dude. :D

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Live in Australia.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Oh yeah that sucks. :O

- 5 years, 10 months ago

ESPN3, Man.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

The bomb.com. :D

- 5 years, 10 months ago

It gonna pop up here soon

- 5 years, 10 months ago

No, it was because the results for written were unexpected.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

No, the written results were unanticipated. The 12, 11, 10, 1 is kinda usual; the only ever 1vs2 was last year i think.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Has anyone heard of Robin Park (Yoo-bin Park) from Virginia? I remember he got some high rank in Nationals in 2011 and 2012. He used to go to the same middle school as me.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Also, did anyone here go to Rocky Run MS?

- 5 years, 10 months ago

You went to Rocky Run! Dude that's one of the four school that beat us at States. :D

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Yep. Rocky Run, Longfellow and I think Rachel Carson did well. Which school do you go to.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

We crushed Rachel Carson. I go to Berkeley which got 5th this year but usually is 3rd or 4th. :D

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Sweet!

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Yes! I know Robin Park! :D

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Wait, Nanayaranaraknas, you live in Chennai but you know a kid in America cos you went to the same middle school? How is this possible?

- 5 years, 10 months ago

I went to Rocky Run MS in Chantilly, until 2012, then in 9th grade, I moved to India. Also, Nanayaranaraknas is not my name. My name is Madhav.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Aha. That makes sense. Yeah Robin's the guy who has the bowl haircut with black hair right?

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Yep

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Oh.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Yes, Robin Park, Alec Zhang and Rajat Khanna were all my class mates who went to Nationals in Mathcounts!

- 5 years, 10 months ago

i randomly happen to know Robin Park from AoPS

- 5 years, 10 months ago

I randomly happen to not even know how to navigate AoPS. How do you make a comment?

- 5 years, 10 months ago