West High math club sweeps UW-Platteville Mathematics Meet


The West High Math Team poses with their plaque.

Athena Wu, Print Entertainment Editor

Ten members of the West High Math Club returned to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Nov. 2 to compete in their 49th annual Mathematics Meet. Over 400 students from 31 schools attended from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. In a continuation of over 20 wins, the Iowa City West Team took first place in the large school division and overall across all four divisions. Additionally, students who scored in the top 20th percentile were awarded the All-Academic Team. All 10 students competing were awarded this honor.

The contest tested competitors on their problem-solving skills using only high-school-level mathematics. The test had two components, a team and an individual portion, and is split into two levels by grade and difficulty. West sent a team to each level and both teams earned a perfect score on the team portion.

Here are the ten members who competed in the competition:

Level One: 

Sophia Jin ’25 *
Leon Xie ’25 *
Andrew Chen ’25
Prabhas Gupta ’28
Kyros Wu ’28

Level Two:

Anish Lodh ’23 *
Ashley Seo ’23 *
Athena Wu ’24 *
Cade Benson ’24 *
Thomas Keen ’23

*  Indicates a perfect score on the individual portion