Middle Schooler Advances to National Math Contest

A Brunswick 8th grader is headed to the national MathCounts competition in Orlando, Fla., in May, after his historic finish at the Connecticut competition March 7.

Andrew Tu ’24 qualified for nationals after landing in the top three finishers at the statewide MathCounts tourney at the University of Hartford. The contest drew 126 middle school students from 44 schools across Connecticut, with 18 teams and 54 individuals competing.

This is the first time in School history that Brunswick has sent a boy to the national MathCounts competition.

Middle School Math Team Coach Kevin Landesman is elated.

“The magnitude of this accomplishment cannot be overstated,” he said. “Andrew beat all but two of the public and private school students in the state of Connecticut. Wow!"

Tu and the rest of the team placed second overall, with only East Lyme Middle School, and their three-time national level captain Ming-Wen Duan, ahead.

“To put it simply, this is the strongest team I have ever coached,” Landesman said. “It was truly an honor and a privilege to lead them.”

Here’s the full list of accomplishments of the Brunswick team:

Tu finished in 3rd place overall and earned a spot in the Countdown Round.

Ajay Bagaria ’24 finished in 7th place overall and earned a spot in the Countdown Round.

Thomas Ewald ’24 finished in 15th place overall and earned a spot in the Countdown Round.

Congratulations go out to all three boys, along with teammates Robert Ulmer ’24, Ben Wu ’24, Ryan Ahn ’25, and Justin Guo ’26.


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