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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 [[quizbowl]] player who [[Captain|captains]] [[St. Margaret's|St. Margaret's Episcopal]] in Southern California. He established the school's 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.
  
 
==Individual career==
 
==Individual 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 the 2018 Middle School National History Bee championships, he finished 5th in the country in the 8th grade division, but narrowly missed out on reaching the final round (top four) after losing to [[Cooper Roh]] in the semis by 1 tossup. Perhaps his best overall individual performance came when he placed seventh in JV at the 2019 [[US History Bee]], eliminating reigning ACE national champ [[Robert Muniz]] in the semifinals to advance to 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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Up until 2020, he had 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. In 2020, however, Amogh defeated him at NHBB regionals, and he finished 3rd behind Kulkarni and fellow Arcadia player Ryan Sun.
  
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 the [[trash|Sports & Entertainment]] Bee, in 2017 (ACE 7th grade division) & 2018 (high school JV, IAC/NHBB).
  
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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Despite his history experience, Nate only started to play general quizbowl as a freshman, in late 2018.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==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.
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He runs cross country and track & field for St. Margaret's, but his favorite sport is baseball.
  
 
===Studying===
 
===Studying===
In History Bee, Kang has studied with and mentored his friend, [[Pegasus School]] player [[Max Razmjoo]].
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Kang has studied with and mentored his friend, [[Pegasus School]] player [[Max Razmjoo]], for NHBB.
  
 
[[Category: People]]
 
[[Category: People]]

Revision as of 15:27, 31 March 2020

Nathaniel Kang
Noted Subjects:
History, Generalist, Sports, Music, Literature
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 (CA) (2015 - 2017)

Nathaniel Kang (Class of 2022) is a high school quizbowl player who captains St. Margaret's Episcopal in Southern California. He established the school's program in 2018, as well as the school's history and quizbowl clubs. He has competed in NHBB competition for six years.

Individual career

He is a four-time history bee national semifinalist, consecutively from 2015-2018. At the 2018 Middle School National History Bee championships, he finished 5th in the country in the 8th grade division, but narrowly missed out on reaching the final round (top four) after losing to Cooper Roh in the semis by 1 tossup. Perhaps his best overall individual performance came when he placed seventh in JV at the 2019 US History Bee, eliminating reigning ACE national champ Robert Muniz in the semifinals to advance to his first finals appearance in a major nationals event.

Up until 2020, he had 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. In 2020, however, Amogh defeated him at NHBB regionals, and he finished 3rd behind Kulkarni and fellow Arcadia player Ryan Sun.

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

Despite his history experience, Nate only started to play general quizbowl as a freshman, in late 2018.

Personal

He runs cross country and track & field for St. Margaret's, but his favorite sport is baseball.

Studying

Kang has studied with and mentored his friend, Pegasus School player Max Razmjoo, for NHBB.