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Team Pi-oneers
Cupertino, CA
Club President Shiva Oswal
Coaches Arvinder Oswal
State Championships 1 (MS, 2017)
National Championships 2018 MSNCT,2017 & 2018 US Academic Bowl, 2018 MS National History Bowl
National Appearances MSNCT: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 HSNCT: 2017, 2018 PACE NSC: 2017
Program Status Active
School Size 4 - 12

Team Pi-oneers or Team Pi-Oneers is a homeschool collective in Cupertino, California. It is coached by Arvinder Oswal. Pi-oneers participated in the MSNCT in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Pi-oneers A tied for 8th at the 2016 MSNCT. Pi-oneers B player Arjun Subramanian was the top All-Star player at MSNCT-16.

In the 2016–2017 season, the Middle School team only had Shiva Oswal and Bilal Ron, but still won the Northern California State Championships. They went on to garner 8th place (again) in the 2017 MSNCT. Meanwhile, high school players Josh Rollin and Dalton Manbeck-Mosig went to the 2017 HSNCT and the 2017 PACE NSC, where they finished 218th and 87th respectively.

The 2017–2018 season saw Oswal, now an 8th grader, post 187 ppg in a Middle School Tournament (playing solo), after Bilal Ron left to found the Gunderson Quiz Bowl Program. Shiva then went on to win the 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament playing solo, an unprecedented feat.


Team Pi-oneers is known for having a friendly local rivalry with Challenger-Ardenwood from 2015-spring 2017 and then BASIS Independent Silicon Valley from fall 2017-2018. It also has a national rivalry with Midtown Classical. In 2018, Josh Rollin was officially promoted to Team Statistician. With the exception of the History Bowl (where as of 2018-19 Rollin and Oswal still compete in the varsity division under the Pi-oneers name), the team has more or less merged with Stanford Online.

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