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{{Infobox|Name = Nathaniel Kang
 
{{Infobox|Name = Nathaniel Kang
 
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|Subjects = History, Generalist, Sports, Music, Literature
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|Subjects = History, Sports, Literature, Jazz
 
|highschool = [[St. Margaret's]] (2018 - Present)
 
|highschool = [[St. Margaret's]] (2018 - Present)
|middleschool = Camelot Academy (2017 - 2018)<br>Grace Classical (CA) (2015 - 2017)
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|middleschool = Camelot Academy (2017 - 2018)<br>Grace Classical (2015 - 2017)
 
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'''Nathaniel Kang''' (Class of 2022) is a high school [[History Bowl|history bee/bowl]] and [[quizbowl]] player who [[Captain|captains]] [[St. Margaret's|St. Margaret's Episcopal]] in Southern California. As president and founder of the St. Margaret's History Club, he established the school's history & general QB teams in 2018. He specializes in history and is a five-year veteran of [[National History Bee and Bowl|NHBB]] competition.
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'''Nathaniel Kang''' (Class of 2022) is a high school player who currently [[Captain|captains]] [[St. Margaret's]] in the SoCal circuit. Primarily a history specialist, he established the SMES program in 2018, as well as the school's history and quizbowl clubs. He has competed in [[National History Bee and Bowl|NHBB]] competition for six years but only began playing general QB as a high school freshman.
  
==Individual career==
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==Career==
Nate is a four-time [[history bee]] national semifinalist, achieving that feat in four consecutive years beginning in 2015. At the 2018 Middle School National History Bee championships, he finished 5th in the country in the 8th grade division, but missed out on reaching the final round (top four) after losing to [[Cooper Roh]] in the semifinals by a margin of 1 question, despite leading for much of the game.
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He is a four-time [[history bee]] national semifinalist, consecutively from 2015-2018. At 2018 middle school nats, he finished 5th in the country in the 8th grade division, but missed out on reaching finals after narrowly losing to [[Cooper Roh]] in the semis. Perhaps his best overall individual performance came when he placed seventh in JV at the 2019 [[US History Bee]], which marked his first finals appearance in a major nationals event.
  
Perhaps his best overall single performance to date came when he placed seventh nationally in JV at the 2019 [[US History Bee]], eliminating reigning ACE NHB national champ [[Robert Muniz]] in the semifinals to finally advance to his first finals appearance in a major nationals event. He has won a SoCal regional championship in history bee every year since he began playing in 2015. At the 2016 ACE regional finals, after going down 7-3 with 6 tossups remaining, he won a close final against his former classmate at Fairmont Private School, [[Ameya Singh]], by a score of 8-7 following a furious comeback at the death. At 2018 regionals, he cleared the championship round by reaching 8 correct responses in 9 tossups. At the 2019 San Diego NHBB tournament, he bested [[Amogh Kulkarni]] by just one point to claim his fifth consecutive bee regional title.
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At 2016 history bee regional finals, he won a close final against [[Ameya Singh]] following a furious comeback. At the 2019 San Diego NHBB tournament, he beat [[Amogh Kulkarni]] by one tossup to win bee finals. However, his streak of five consecutive years winning a regional title (2015-2019) in history bee ended in 2020, when he finished 3rd behind Kulkarni and fellow Arcadia player [[Ryan Sun]] on C set.
  
Kang also won two consecutive national championships in the Sports & Entertainment Bee, in 2017 (ACE 7th grade division, Atlanta) & 2018 (NHBB JV division, Arlington).
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Kang also won two consecutive national championships in [[trash|Sports & Entertainment]] Bee, in 2017 (ACE 7th grade division) & 2018 (NHBB high school JV).
  
Despite his history experience, Nate only started to play general quizbowl as a freshman, in late 2018. He was invited to the 2019 [[NAQT]] [[IPNCT]] in Chicago, but did not attend.
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He began playing general quizbowl as a freshman.
 
 
==Personal==
 
An avid sports fan, he supports [[UCLA]], the Los Angeles Angels, and Chelsea F.C., among other teams. He runs cross country and track & field for St. Margaret's.
 
 
 
===Studying===
 
In History Bee, Kang has studied with and mentored his friend, [[Pegasus School]] player [[Max Razmjoo]].
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:22, 22 April 2020

Nathaniel Kang
Noted Subjects:
History, Sports, Literature, Jazz
Current Collegiate Team None
Past Collegiate Teams None
High School Team St. Margaret's (2018 - Present)
Middle School Team Camelot Academy (2017 - 2018)
Grace Classical (2015 - 2017)

Nathaniel Kang (Class of 2022) is a high school player who currently captains St. Margaret's in the SoCal circuit. Primarily a history specialist, he established the SMES program in 2018, as well as the school's history and quizbowl clubs. He has competed in NHBB competition for six years but only began playing general QB as a high school freshman.

Career

He is a four-time history bee national semifinalist, consecutively from 2015-2018. At 2018 middle school nats, he finished 5th in the country in the 8th grade division, but missed out on reaching finals after narrowly losing to Cooper Roh in the semis. Perhaps his best overall individual performance came when he placed seventh in JV at the 2019 US History Bee, which marked his first finals appearance in a major nationals event.

At 2016 history bee regional finals, he won a close final against Ameya Singh following a furious comeback. At the 2019 San Diego NHBB tournament, he beat Amogh Kulkarni by one tossup to win bee finals. However, his streak of five consecutive years winning a regional title (2015-2019) in history bee ended in 2020, when he finished 3rd behind Kulkarni and fellow Arcadia player Ryan Sun on C set.

Kang also won two consecutive national championships in Sports & Entertainment Bee, in 2017 (ACE 7th grade division) & 2018 (NHBB high school JV).

He began playing general quizbowl as a freshman.