Ashish Kumbhardare played for West Chester Henderson and Penn State.
In 2020, he received the Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award for running high school tournaments and recruiting teams from across Central Pennsylvania. Though many schools in Central Pennsylvania had previously played on long-defunct local versions of Scholastic Scrimmage and thus had some institutional memory of participating in quizbowl, few of them had been directly contacted and directed to a specific tournament designed for those schools with less recent quizbowl experience. Ashish built on previous efforts from Penn State team members to reach out to these teams and ran several successful events that attracted a number of these teams as well as other non-circuit teams from around other parts of the state.
Ashish also developed the Ashish Sheets scorekeeping system on Google Sheets that helped many Pennsylvania quizbowl events run. He graduated college in 2020 and became a software test engineer.