Park Forest Middle School (State College, PA) wins Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS state competition!

The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers hosted an advanced mathematics competition on March 19, 2011.
A total of 164 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade from 41 schools across the Commonwealth competed in the competition.
First Place Team
Park Forest Middle School
Coach: Rebekah Sjoberg
Lear Du (8th Grade)
Andrew Shu (8th Grade)
Rosie Sowers (8th Grade)
Jacob Van Hook (8th Grade)
Second Place Team
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Coach: Cecelia Toohey
Susan Kownacki (8th Grade)
Nancy Lu (7th Grade)
Charles Yuan (8th Grade)
Jiawen Zhu (7th Grade)
Third Place Team
Garnet Valley Middle School
Coach: Adele Manno
Gareth Howe (7th Grade)
Geoffrey Krug (8th Grade)
Richard Yang (8th Grade)
Amy Zhou (8th Grade)
Fourth Place Team
Valley Forge Middle School
Coach: Allison Long
Frank Li (8th Grade)
Suproteem Sarkar (8th Grade)
Sai-Aksharah Sriraman (8th Grade)
Arjun Swaminathan (7th Grade)
Fifth Place Team
Sandy Run Middle School
Coach: Marty Doyle
Michael Deng (8th Grade)
Joshua Li (8th Grade)
Harry Xi (7th Grade)
David Zeng (8th Grade)
Countdown Round Final Standings
1st Place
Shashwat Kishore (8th Grade)
Coach: Mary Jo Knaur
Charles F. Patton Middle School
2nd Place
Nick Rauen (7th Grade)
Coach: Jana VanBuskirk
Pennwood Middle School
3rd Place
Jacob Wachspress (8th Grade)
Coach: Carolyn Boodey
William Penn Middle
4th Place
Dennis Duan (8th Grade)
Coach: Debbie Diamond
Charles Boehm Middle School

5th Place
Andy Tran (8th Grade)
Coach: Josh Woolsey
Abington Junior High School
6th Place
Nick Wu (7th Grade)
Coach: Marie Caramanica
Lionville Middle School
7th Place
Jacob Van Hook (8th Grade)
Coach: Rebekah Sjoberg
Park Forest Middle School
8th Place
Cameron Krulewski (8th Grade)
Coach: Matt Wagaman
Centerville Middle School
9th Place
Nancy Lu (7th Grade)
Coach: Cecelia Toohey
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
10th Place
Josh Li (8th Grade)
Coach: Marty Doyle
Sandy Run Middle School
Mrs. Sjoberg, Shashwat Kishore, Nick Rauen, Jacob Wachspress and Dennis Duan will represent Pennsylvania at the National MATHCOUNTS competition in Washington DC.
Students were tested for both accuracy and speed on questions like the following:
Sprint Round (no calculator; 30 problems in 40 minutes; students work alone)
Problem: A rectangular tile measures 3 inches by 4 inches. What is the fewest number of these tiles that are needed to completely cover a rectangular region that is 2 feet by 5 feet?
Answer: 120 tiles
Target Round (calculator permitted; 6 minutes for each of 4 pairs of problems; students work alone)
Problem: What is the greatest whole number that must be a factor of the sum of any four consecutive positive odd numbers?
Answer: 8
Team Round (calculator permitted; 10 problems in 20 minutes; students work with three other team members)
Problem: A four-digit perfect square integer is created by placing two positive two-digit perfect square integers next to each other. What is the four-digit square integer?
Answer: 1681
Countdown Round (no calculator; head-to-head challenge between two students; first-to-answer; no more than 45 seconds permitted)
Problem: When Bob exercises, he does jumping jacks for 5 minutes and then walks the track at 4 minutes per lap. If he exercised for 73 minutes on Monday, how many laps did he walk?
Answer: 17 laps