Greens Farms Academy

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Greens Farms Academy
Westport, Connecticut
Club President None
Coaches Jon Matte and Katya Rynearson
State Championships None
National Championships None
National Appearances MSNCT: 2018
SSNCT: 2019
Program Status Active
School Size 715 from K-12


Greens Farms Academy is a private K-12 school located in Westport, Connecticut. Its academic team is coached by Jon Matte and Katya Rynearson.


GFA won the CT state championship and got 7th at the Darien Invitational.


While captained by Karsten Rynearson, they finished tied for fifth at the 2018 MSNCT after losing to BASIS Silicon Valley (a team they had earlier beaten) and Pi-oneers, the eventual winners. Karsten Rynearson finished second individual individually and was named an All-Star. While playing solo, Karsten was able to get third in the US Academic Bowl after a semifinal loss to Midtown Classical. Karsten went on to be the third ever champion of the National Humanities Bee and the runner up of the Academic Bee. They won the Charter Oak Scholastic Open, the AMSA Invitational, and the Darien Spring Academic Competition, all of which Karsten set all-time records individually. Their high school team finished fourth at Yale FAcT, and seventh at BHSAT. Additionally, Karsten won Hunter College High School's mirror of SCOP Novice 8 while playing solo.


Greens Farms, consisting of Karsten and senior Willem Schuddeboom, won Yale FAcT, their season opener. They won 360-235 in a final against Darien B. Karsten soloed PHSAT and Columbia Fall, taking home top scorer prizes for both and finishing 9th at PHSAT after just missing playoffs due to a circle of death and 5th at Columbia Fall. Willem, Karsten, and senior Oliver Diamond competed at HFT XIII on November 10, 2018. They claimed fourth after losing to Hunter A in a third place match. The team of Oliver, Karsten, and Willem also played at BHSAT 2019, where they finished fifth after beating Lexington A, Great Neck South, Darien A, and Wilton. GFA played at the 2019 SSNCT, where they defeated High Tech and Early College at Guilford before finishing fifth.