Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

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Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

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Groger Ranks is pleased to launch our latest project. As a complement to our normal rankings and the analysis articles we collect from members of the high school quizbowl community, we are launching Interview Thursdays! On Thursdays, we will publish short interviews with high school teams about their teams, circuits, studying tips, and more! Quizbowl is about so much more than just the questions and stats, it is also about the teams that make the game so interesting. 

Our first interview was with Westview A from San Diego, California, currently ranked #15 in the latest Groger Ranks. Westview A retains its entire roster from its T-31 finish at last year's HSNCT. Arjun and Dylan from Groger Ranks talked to seniors Shahar Schwartz and Rohan Venkateswaran in this episode, which went over the team's summer improvement, fluid lineup, and data-driven strategy to optimize studying.

 You can find episode 1 here: https://grogerranks.com/2019/11/14/inte ... estview-a/
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In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Dylan and Katherine from Groger Ranks talk to Karsten Rynearson, Vincent Fan, and Irura Nyiha of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Find out about how an already strong program has been performing with the transfer of top-tier generalist Karsten as well as their high aspirations for nationals.

https://grogerranks.com/2019/11/22/inte ... academy-a/
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In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Arjun, Dylan, and Katherine from Groger Ranks interview Arul Belhe, Brian Lin, Bryanna Shao, Cece Shao, and Ben Weiner from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN. We discuss their travel plans, their attendance at college-level tournaments, and their strategy to make up for the loss of top-tier science specialist Geoffrey Chen.

https://grogerranks.com/2019/12/06/inte ... wayzata-a/
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In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Shawn from Groger Ranks interviews Matthew Siff, Nathaniel Rosenberg, Arthur Delot-Vilain, and Alex Moon from Georgetown Day School in Washington DC. We discuss their aggressive buzzing strategy, the status of the very competitive DC circuit, their tournament plans, and more.

https://grogerranks.com/2019/12/13/inte ... p-4-gds-a/
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Re: Interview Thursdays with Groger Ranks

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Interview Thursdays is back!

In this episode of Interview Thursdays, Shawn from Groger Ranks interviews Abhinav Karthikeyan, Justin Posner, Derek Chu, Kyle Liao, and Danesh Sivakumar from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. We discuss rebounding from the graduation of seniors, their thoughts about their chances at NHBB this year, the relative youth of the A team, and more.

https://grogerranks.com/2020/02/21/inte ... ep-5-rm-a/
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