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==General==
 
==General==
Arin Parsa (6th, 2026) is an avid quiz bowl player. He is the founder and captain of the [[Challenger Almaden]] quiz bowl team in San Jose, California.  
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Arin Parsa (6th, 2026) is an avid quiz bowl player. He is the founder and captain of the [[Challenger Almaden]] quiz bowl team in San Jose, California. He also likes to compete in history, humanities, science, and academic competitions from [[NHBB]] and [https://www.iacompetitions.com/about/ IAC].
  
Arin holds the national title of 2019 IPNCT champion, and his best is [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=869974 240 PPG] against [[Bret Harte B]] in the MS-27 tournament in Northern California.  
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Arin holds the national title for '''2019 NAQT IPNCT champion''', and his best in quiz bowl is [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=869974 240 PPG] against [[Bret Harte B]] in the MS-27 tournament in Northern California. He also holds the 6th grade national titles for the '''U.S Academic Bee & Bowl, the History Bee & Bowl, the Humanities Bee, and runner-up in the Science Bee'''.
  
==Notable Achievements==
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==Notable Achievements in NAQT==
Arin made history with his performance at the 2018 MSNCT, as a 5th grader in his first year of quiz bowl, making the [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/individuals.jsp?tournament_id=8399  top five]  list of overall scorers. He led his team to a T-13 finish, another record breaking performance for a team primarily comprised of middle schoolers younger than 6th grade. He won the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_History_Bee_and_Bowl#Elementary_Division_National_Champions 2018 National Elementary History Bee], and
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Arin made history with his performance at the 2018 MSNCT, as a 5th grader in his first year of quiz bowl, making the [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/individuals.jsp?tournament_id=8399  top five]  list of overall scorers. He led his team to a T-13 finish, another record breaking performance for a team primarily comprised of middle schoolers younger than 6th grade.  
at the 2018 International History Olympiad held in Berlin, Arin won bronze medals for the Scramble, which focused on the colonial history of Africa, and the Hexathlon. He also led California B along with BASIS Silicon Valley's [[Sasha Prakir]] to a fourth place finish after a last-question loss to [[Karsten Rynearson]] and Team New Yeticut.  
 
  
In 2018-19 season, as a 6th grader, Arin went on to dominate the Northern California Quiz Bowl circuit, leading his team to win all five middle school tournaments in California (MS-27, 28, 29, and IS-178A, 180A, and 184A). Furthermore, Arin ventured into the HS CalCup circuit in Novice and Standard divisions, winning CalCup II in the [https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5446/stats/novice_all_games/  HS Novice] division, and CalCup III in the [https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5646/stats/comp._%26_standard_all_games/teamdetail/#t18 HS Standard] division. Arin set the highest PPG record for a middle schooler in 7th grade or below. His best was [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=869974 240 PPG] in a match against Bret Harte B on December 2nd, 2018, and as of September 5th, 2019, Arin holds NAQT’s [https://www.naqt.com/stats/records/individual-tournament-pptuh.jsp?audience_id=1001&difficulty_id=1001&difficulty_id=1002 third all-time best PPG] across entire tournaments, after [[William Groger]] and [[Karsten Rynearson]].  
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In the 2018-19 season, as a 6th grader, Arin went on to dominate the Northern California Quiz Bowl circuit, leading his team to '''win all six middle school tournaments in California''' (MS-27, 28, 29, and IS-178A, 180A, and 184A). Furthermore, Arin ventured into the HS CalCup circuit in Novice and Standard divisions, winning CalCup II in the [https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5446/stats/novice_all_games/  HS Novice] division, and CalCup III in the [https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5646/stats/comp._%26_standard_all_games/teamdetail/#t18 HS Standard] division. On December 1st, 2018, Arin was named NAQT Player of the Week.
  
In April 2019, Arin won the 2019 Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) in the middle school division by beating Rohan Ganeshan from Quest Academy, Chicago in a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAhbGvaQlCk&t=2s 185-70] result. In May 2019, Arin led his team to a 7-1 record in MSNCT prelims, and T-28 finish in finals after two back-to-back losses in playoffs to Daniel Wright Junior High from Chicago, and Stratford Sunnyvale A from California. On May 19, Arin was voted as the [https://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=22718 top] middle school player in a MS Post-Nats Player Poll conducted by [[Conor Thomson]].
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Arin set the '''highest PPG record for a middle schooler in 7th grade''' or below. His best was [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=869974 240 PPG] in a match against Bret Harte B on December 2nd, 2018, and as of September 5th, 2019, Arin holds NAQT’s [https://www.naqt.com/stats/records/individual-tournament-pptuh.jsp?audience_id=1001&difficulty_id=1001&difficulty_id=1002 third all-time best PPG] across an entire tournament, after [[William Groger]] and [[Karsten Rynearson]].  
  
[[File:Arin_with_Director_of_International_Academic_Competitions.jpeg|300px|thumb|right|Arin wins 6th grade IAC nationals for History Bee, Humanities Bee, Academic Bee & Bowl, and placed second in the Science Bee From L-R: [[NHBB]] Director [[David Madden]] and Arin]]
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In April 2019, Arin won the 2019 Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) in the middle school division by beating Rohan Ganeshan from Quest Academy, Chicago in a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAhbGvaQlCk&t=2s 185-70] result. In May 2019, Arin led his team to a 7-1 record in MSNCT prelims, and T-28 finish in finals after two back-to-back losses in playoffs to Daniel Wright Junior High from Chicago, and Stratford Sunnyvale A from California. He was the '''top scorer in 2019 MSNCT''' with [https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/individuals.jsp?tournament_id=9499 a 138 PPG in prelims], second only to [[Shiva Oswal]] in 2018. On May 19, Arin was voted as the [https://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=22718 top] middle school player in a MS Post-Nats Player Poll conducted by [[Conor Thomson]].
  
Outside of NAQT, Arin played NHBB and IAC tournaments for history, science, humanities, and academic bee and bowls playing solo. After [https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/middle-schooler-arin-parsa-wins-regional-academic-competitions-in-san/article_f2a624ec-50bf-11e9-b88b-472ce4f945b5.html winning] history, science, and academic tournaments in sixth grade division in California in March 2019, in a rare feat, Arin went on to [https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/california-sixth-grader-arin-parsa-wins-multiple-national-academic-titles/article_877578f6-9478-11e9-845c-dfcd09e7ef0f.html sweep] most of the awards in sixth grade division at the national level by a huge margin in June 2019. Arin won the Academic Bee & Bowl, the History Bee & Bowl, the Humanities Bee, and placed second in the Science Bee in his division. This was the second time a student won national titles in more than one subject. The first student to achieve this was [[Shiva Oswal]] in 2016.
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==Notable Achievements in NHBB and IAC==
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[[File:Arin_with_Director_of_International_Academic_Competitions.jpeg|300px|thumb|right|Arin wins 6th grade IAC nationals for the National History Bee & Bowl, the National Humanities Bee, U.S Academic Bee & Bowl, and placed second in the National Science Bee From L-R: [[NHBB]] Director [[David Madden]] and Arin]]
  
Arin was given an honorable mention by David Madden, Director of NHBB and IAC, for his performance at the Varsity History Bowl in April 2019 held in Arlington for making the upper bracket in playing solo as a 6th grader against 11th and 12th graders. A highlight game for Arin was holding up against the reigning Varsity champion team, Fred Zhang and TJ, in [http://www.nhbbstats.com/bowl/pool.php?pool=2 250 to 310] loss.  
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Outside of NAQT, Arin plays [[NHBB]] and [https://www.iacompetitions.com/about/ IAC] tournaments for history, science, humanities, and academic bee and bowls playing solo. He won the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_History_Bee_and_Bowl#Elementary_Division_National_Champions '''2018 National Elementary History Bee'''], and at the 2018 International History Olympiad held in Berlin, Arin won bronze medals for the Scramble, which focused on the colonial history of Africa, and the Hexathlon. He also led California B along with BASIS Silicon Valley's [[Sasha Prakir]] to a fourth place finish after a last-question loss to [[Karsten Rynearson]] and Team New Yeticut.
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In 2019, after [https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/middle-schooler-arin-parsa-wins-regional-academic-competitions-in-san/article_f2a624ec-50bf-11e9-b88b-472ce4f945b5.html winning] history, science, and academic tournaments in sixth grade division in California in March, in a rare feat, Arin went on to [https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/california-sixth-grader-arin-parsa-wins-multiple-national-academic-titles/article_877578f6-9478-11e9-845c-dfcd09e7ef0f.html sweep] most of the awards in sixth grade division at the national level by a huge margin in June 2019. '''Arin won the U.S Academic Bee & Bowl, the National History Bee & Bowl, the National Humanities Bee, and placed second in the National Science Bee''' in his division. This was the second time a student won national titles in more than one subject. The first student to achieve this was [https://www.indiaabroad.com/campus/calif-whiz-kid-shiva-oswal-wins-national-middle-school-academic/article_df5a4896-7b3b-11e8-bdc6-8b009c444949.html Shiva Oswal] in 2016.
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Arin was given an [https://youtu.be/tkcjTGllS10 honorable mention] by David Madden, Director of NHBB and IAC, for his performance at the Varsity History Bowl in April 2019 held in Arlington for making the '''upper bracket in playing solo as a 6th grader against 11th and 12th graders.''' A highlight game for Arin was holding up against the reigning Varsity champion team, Fred Zhang and TJ, in a [http://www.nhbbstats.com/bowl/pool.php?pool=2 250 to 310] loss.  
  
 
==Statistics==
 
==Statistics==

Latest revision as of 15:20, 7 September 2019

Arin Parsa
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Noted Subjects:
History, Generalist
Current Collegiate Team None
Past Collegiate Teams None
High School Team None
Middle School Team Challenger Almaden (2017-)

General

Arin Parsa (6th, 2026) is an avid quiz bowl player. He is the founder and captain of the Challenger Almaden quiz bowl team in San Jose, California. He also likes to compete in history, humanities, science, and academic competitions from NHBB and IAC.

Arin holds the national title for 2019 NAQT IPNCT champion, and his best in quiz bowl is 240 PPG against Bret Harte B in the MS-27 tournament in Northern California. He also holds the 6th grade national titles for the U.S Academic Bee & Bowl, the History Bee & Bowl, the Humanities Bee, and runner-up in the Science Bee.

Notable Achievements in NAQT

Arin made history with his performance at the 2018 MSNCT, as a 5th grader in his first year of quiz bowl, making the top five list of overall scorers. He led his team to a T-13 finish, another record breaking performance for a team primarily comprised of middle schoolers younger than 6th grade.

In the 2018-19 season, as a 6th grader, Arin went on to dominate the Northern California Quiz Bowl circuit, leading his team to win all six middle school tournaments in California (MS-27, 28, 29, and IS-178A, 180A, and 184A). Furthermore, Arin ventured into the HS CalCup circuit in Novice and Standard divisions, winning CalCup II in the HS Novice division, and CalCup III in the HS Standard division. On December 1st, 2018, Arin was named NAQT Player of the Week.

Arin set the highest PPG record for a middle schooler in 7th grade or below. His best was 240 PPG in a match against Bret Harte B on December 2nd, 2018, and as of September 5th, 2019, Arin holds NAQT’s third all-time best PPG across an entire tournament, after William Groger and Karsten Rynearson.

In April 2019, Arin won the 2019 Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) in the middle school division by beating Rohan Ganeshan from Quest Academy, Chicago in a 185-70 result. In May 2019, Arin led his team to a 7-1 record in MSNCT prelims, and T-28 finish in finals after two back-to-back losses in playoffs to Daniel Wright Junior High from Chicago, and Stratford Sunnyvale A from California. He was the top scorer in 2019 MSNCT with a 138 PPG in prelims, second only to Shiva Oswal in 2018. On May 19, Arin was voted as the top middle school player in a MS Post-Nats Player Poll conducted by Conor Thomson.

Notable Achievements in NHBB and IAC

Arin wins 6th grade IAC nationals for the National History Bee & Bowl, the National Humanities Bee, U.S Academic Bee & Bowl, and placed second in the National Science Bee From L-R: NHBB Director David Madden and Arin

Outside of NAQT, Arin plays NHBB and IAC tournaments for history, science, humanities, and academic bee and bowls playing solo. He won the 2018 National Elementary History Bee, and at the 2018 International History Olympiad held in Berlin, Arin won bronze medals for the Scramble, which focused on the colonial history of Africa, and the Hexathlon. He also led California B along with BASIS Silicon Valley's Sasha Prakir to a fourth place finish after a last-question loss to Karsten Rynearson and Team New Yeticut.

In 2019, after winning history, science, and academic tournaments in sixth grade division in California in March, in a rare feat, Arin went on to sweep most of the awards in sixth grade division at the national level by a huge margin in June 2019. Arin won the U.S Academic Bee & Bowl, the National History Bee & Bowl, the National Humanities Bee, and placed second in the National Science Bee in his division. This was the second time a student won national titles in more than one subject. The first student to achieve this was Shiva Oswal in 2016.

Arin was given an honorable mention by David Madden, Director of NHBB and IAC, for his performance at the Varsity History Bowl in April 2019 held in Arlington for making the upper bracket in playing solo as a 6th grader against 11th and 12th graders. A highlight game for Arin was holding up against the reigning Varsity champion team, Fred Zhang and TJ, in a 250 to 310 loss.

Statistics

https://www.naqt.com/stats/player/index.jsp?contact_id=401036

Other

Arin learned about quiz bowl in 3rd grade, and thought quizbowlers had super powers when he first saw Jonchee Kao from Bellarmine College Preparatory and Omeed Askary from Valley Christian Junior High playing a match on Kron-4 TV in 2015. How else can they know so much?? Arin’s favorite moderator is Ms. Niki Peters! He was not happy when he lost to David Wright in the 2019 MSNCT playoffs, right when Ms. Peters was moderating!!!

Arin likes to lean across the table with knees on the chair when playing, if the moderator allows it. Well, at least until he is tall enough ...