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Gainesville is Titletown: Back-to-Back National Champs — AGAIN!

titletownJust in time for ESPN’s Titletown contest, Gainesville just landed another back-to-back national title to go along with it’s back-to-back NCAA basketball titles, multiple NCAA football titles and reigning Heisman Trophy Winner, Tim Tebow. Gainesville’s Buchholz High School Math Team just won its second consecutive national championship in Sacramento, CA.

And, they didn’t just win, they dominated. The 29 member team racked up 147 trophies while sweeping all three divisions: calculus, pre-calculus, and algebra/geometry. They won by 450 points, a larger margin than separated 2nd place from 9th place, and the largest margin of victory in the history of the national competition.

Congratulations to head coach Will Frazer and the whole Mu Alpha Theta team:

Mu (calculus coached by Jason Wiggins) – Kevin Fan, David Jia, Jonathan Mei, Mark Simon, Louie Wu, Tony Wu, Jimmy Wong and Shu Zheng.

Alpha (pre-calculus coached by Ziwei “Louis” Lu) – Youjin Jang, John Lu, Daniel Steffee, James Tan, Mariya Toneva, Wenda Ye, Jerome Yoon and Lucy Zhong.

Theta (algebra and geometry coached by Frazer) – Ming Cao, Bob Chen, Hansol Kang, Grace Kim, Brian Li, Jackson Looney, Katherine Qiu, Alexander Sappington, Emily Shroads, Alex Soucek, Kirsten Soucek, George Tedder and Shuyun Xue.

Gators, Buckeyes, Oh My…

Although I’ve kept my Gator support pretty low-key here at FVB, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give my Old Boys of Florida a vote of support and good luck tonight against OSU. I expect UF’s toughest game of the season and hope Meyer’s toughness training in the preseason pays off…

It wouldn’t be a big game if there wasn’t plenty of YouTube trash talk involved, so here’s one of my favorite Gator/Buckeye videos based on the Mac-guy theme (search and you’ll find plenty more).

In the spirit of the Gator Nation ads: Go start a technology company that changes the world and allows you to reach your dreams. Go Gators!

UPDATE: My beloved Gators are the 2006 College Football National Champions, dismantling the Buckeyes 41-14 last night. Combine that with UF’s 2006 Basketball National Championship and you have a feat that has never been accomplished in the history of college sports. Congratulations to the whole team, especially Chris Leak for a fantastic career, and thank you Jeremy (not Foley) for stopping by last night to comment on this post — something about OSU bleeding, how prophetic 😉 GO GATORS!!

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