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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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You sound like his mother :D

- 6 years ago

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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.

- 6 years ago

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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:

- 6 years ago

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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?

- 6 years ago

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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!

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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

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- 6 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks!

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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:D

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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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

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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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 :(

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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Woah dude. How do I sign up? :D

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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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.

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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

- 6 years ago

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

- 6 years ago

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This wasn't good.

- 6 years ago

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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

- 6 years ago

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I wish I knew what happened in MATHCOUNTS.

- 6 years ago

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You could watch it on TV dude. :D

- 6 years ago

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Live in Australia.

- 6 years ago

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Oh yeah that sucks. :O

- 6 years ago

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ESPN3, Man.

- 6 years ago

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The bomb.com. :D

- 6 years ago

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It gonna pop up here soon

- 6 years ago

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

- 6 years ago

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

- 6 years ago

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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.

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Also, did anyone here go to Rocky Run MS?

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

- 6 years ago

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

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

- 6 years ago

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Sweet!

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Yes! I know Robin Park! :D

- 6 years ago

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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?

- 6 years ago

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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.

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

- 6 years ago

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Yep

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Oh.

- 6 years ago

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

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i randomly happen to know Robin Park from AoPS

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

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