GPQB All-State Teams, 2016-2017

Dear Readers,

It is with pleasure that our panel presents you our selections for our All-State Teams for the 2016-2017 season. These players have put in countless hours of study, impressed with killer buzzes across the distribution, and distinguished themselves with excellent knowledge in academic material. They represent many of our best ambassadors for playing good quizbowl on the invitational and national circuit. We also have chosen a few other players for honorable mention. The selection process involved nomination by those who have moderated and watched countless matches in the state, debate by the panel, and an AP Poll style vote. In order to receive mention, a player must have appeared at at least three all-subject quizbowl tournaments during the season. To all these players, as well as their parents, families, teachers, coaches, and friends, well done. The 2016-2017 All-Star Teams are as follows:

First Team All-State

Shayar Bhattacharjee, Manheim Township
Colton Sanden, Camp Hill
Sam Scarfone, Great Valley
Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley Academy
Vishwa Shanmugam, Downingtown STEM Academy

Second Team All-State

Dan Chen, Great Valley
Rudyard Lynch, Friends Select
Ahan Patel, Manheim Township
Brandon Roe, Lancaster Mennonite
Jackie Wu, Downingtown East

Honorable Mentions

Richard Chen, Friends Select
Jacob Dubner, Winchester Thurston
Collin Kawan-Hemler, Delaware Valley
Sebastien La Duca, Wallenpaupack

We once again congratulate all these players on their stellar play!

The panelists for this selection were: Paul Birch, Ryan Bilger, Chris Chiego, Ben Herman, Brian McNamara, Victor Prieto, Alex Sankaran, Steven Silverman, and Bill Tressler.

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