Ikshu Neithalath played for Clayton High School from 2008 to 2011. He started Quiz Bowl during his sophomore year, at a time when Missouri was only just beginning to embrace good Quiz Bowl on a widespread level. Hence, much of that year was spent training for the abominable MSHSAA State tournament, which used Questions Galore at the time. He led Clayton to a third place finish at State, a feat which was repeated the following year. He placed third and second individually in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Ikshu also led Clayton to its first ever appearance at a national tournament - the 2010 NAQT HSNCT. The following year, Ikshu and Clayton attended the PACE NSC, where he placed 12th during preliminary rounds and 5th during playoffs.
In 2010, Ikshu was the leading scorer on the Missouri team at the first NASAT. In 2011, he attended the second incarnation of this tournament, where he placed 2nd overall. Ikshu has written for Olympia Academic Questions, and now writes for HSAPQ.
Ikshu will attend Stanford University starting in the Fall of 2011, where he plans to join the Quiz Bowl team.