Players Compete at State Scholastic Chess Championships

Twelve University School of Milwaukee chess players competed at the State Scholastic Chess Championships at UW-Oshkosh in late March. Across three divisions the students performed exceptionally well, including earning first place in the K5 division, the first time ever for USM. Congratulations to all who competed!

K5 division:
USM took 1st place and earned the title of state champions for the first time in USM history for this division.
They each earned trophies for being on the championship team, a team trophy and a traveling trophy.
The team:
Aradh Kaur ’26 (4th place individual trophy)
Jind Kaur ’28 (earned a medal)
Hersh Singh ’ (1st place individual trophy)
Jiyan Singh ’30

K8 division:
USM took 6th place with only three players (The team score is calculated by summing the best four players from a school)
The team:
Divya Pandey ’22 (took the 5th place individual trophy)
Adity Pillai ’23 (took the 2nd place individual trophy)
Logan Walls ’22

In the varsity division (the top division at the tournament):
USM took 6th place, which is an amazing accomplishment for such a young team (all freshmen and sophomores)
The team:
Jack Glusman ’19
Hadi Najeeb ’20 (won the 2nd board trophy)
Ritika Pandey ’20 (earned a medal)
Keise Prewitt ’20
Antonio Rodriguez ’19

In the bughouse tournament:
USM took the 2nd place school trophy, and sisters Ritika Pandey ’20 and Divya Pandey ’22 tied for first place, earning a trophy.
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