Nate Kang

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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 history bee/bowl and quizbowl player who captains 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 NHBB competition.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.