SHS Math Team Places 1st

Saratoga High School Math Team Places First at Berkeley Math Tournament
Posted on 11/28/2022
Math Concepts

Los Gatos, November 28, 2022: The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District (LGSUHSD) is proud to announce that Saratoga High School’s Math Team, Saratoga 1, placed first overall at The Berkeley Math Tournament (BMT) that took place on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Competing against over 670 students from 130 schools, Saratoga 1 and its individuals were honored for their incredible achievements. 

Saratoga Team 1, made up of current Saratoga High School sophomores Ishani Agarwal and Skyler Mao, juniors Advaith Avadhanam and Bryan Li, and seniors Nilay Mishra and Anthony Wang, placed 1st in the Power Round, 3rd place in the Guts Round, and 1st Place overall. In addition, the following individual students placed in the respective categories:

  • Advaith Avadhanam: 1st Place in Algebra, 9th Place in Geometry
  • Skyler Mao: 2nd Place in Geometry
  • Nilay Mishra: 4th Place in Calculus
  • Ishani Agarwal: 7th Place in Algebra

The Berkeley Math Tournament consists of three main rounds, the Power Round (a proof-based team round where contestants answer a series of questions centered around a single topic), the Guts Round (
9 sets of 3 problems across various subjects in math), and the General/Focus Round (4 series of 10 questions having to do with algebra, geometry, discrete math, and calculus).

Join us in congratulating all teams from both Los Gatos and Saratoga High Schools who participated in this rigorous competition:

Los Gatos HS Team: Ashir Rao, David Roh, Leison Gao, Tony Zhou, Richie Tan

Saratoga HS Team 2: Ella Li, Emily Wu, Jennifer Xiao, Victoria Hu, Vivian Lei

Saratoga HS Team 3: Brady Liang, Navya Rao, Parav Manney

“I am so incredibly proud of our students from both schools for taking the time to compete in this renowned academic competition,” shared Bill W. Sanderson, Superintendent of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District. “This is a fitting representation of the challenging and exemplary practices happening inside our classrooms each day.” 

The Berkeley Math Tournament is a UC Berkeley student-led organization that aims to spread mathematics and the spirit of mathematical competition globally by presenting students with interesting, original, hand-crafted problems. BMT is one of the largest student-run math competitions on the West Coast with over 2000 contestants.