Texas ARML Team


The Texas ARML Team competes annually at the University of Iowa site of the American Regions Math League, a national high school math competition. Various regions of the country send one or more teams to one of the sites to partake in a rigorous day of competition on the Saturday following Memorial Day.

The Texas team usually comprises about 45 students from all over Texas who share a common interest in mathematics. Invitations are based on the AMC and other contest results. We start the weekend with a camaraderie-building bus ride. The day before the contest, a two hour test is used to help select the 15 member Gold, Silver, and Titanium teams.


2019: Done

2020: Anyone interested in being considered as a new team member in 2020 can complete the survey at https://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5c1BXlMm7AfuGIR to ensure we have your contact information on file.

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Results from past contests

1980: Texas B placed 4th in the B division.

1981: Texas A placed 6th in the A division.
Texas B placed 5th in the B division.

1982: Texas A placed 5th in the A division.

1983: Texas A placed 4th in the A division.
Jeff Soesbe placed 3rd individually.

1984: Texas Gold placed 4th in the A division.

1985: Texas Gold placed 5th in the A division.
Texas Silver placed 3rd in the B division.

1994: Texas Silver placed 1st in the B division.

1995: Texas Gold placed 2nd in the A division.

1996: Texas Gold placed 6th in the A division.

1997: Texas Gold placed 3rd in the A division.

1998: Texas Gold placed 5th in the A division.

2001: Texas Gold won the Iowa site award in the A division.

2002: Texas Gold won the Iowa site award in the A division.

2004: Texas Silver won the Iowa site award in the B division.

2005: Texas Gold won the Iowa site award in the A division.
Texas Silver placed 2nd in the B division.

2006: Texas Gold placed 3rd in the A division.
Jeffrey Chen placed 2nd individually.
Zach Abel placed 3rd individually.

2007: Texas Gold placed 6th in the A division.

2008: Texas Gold won the Iowa site award in the A division.
Kevin Chen placed 8th individually.

2010: Texas Gold placed 6th in the A division.
Bobby Shen placed 2nd individually.
Greg Yang won the individual Iowa site award.

2011: Texas Gold won the Iowa site award in the A division.

2012: Texas Gold placed 10th in the A division.

2013: Texas Bronze placed 6th in the B division.
Michael Ma placed 15th individually.

2014: Texas Gold placed 4th in the A division.

2016: Eric Gan placed 5th individually.
Luke Robitaille placed 10th individually.

2017: Texas Gold placed 5th in the A division.
Jeffrey Huang placed 8th individually.
Dylan Liu placed 20th individually.

2018: Texas Gold placed 6th in the A division.
Texas Titanium won the JV award in the A division.
Luke Robitaille placed 1st individually.

2019: Texas Gold placed 2nd in the A division.
Texas Titanium won the JV award.
Luke Robitaille placed 2nd individually.
Andrew Cai placed 9th individually.
Eric Gan placed 10th individually.
Christopher Wu placed 16th individually.
Alexander Yi placed 19th individually.


Team members

2019 Team
2018 Team
2017 Team
2016 Team
2015 Team

Past team members


Coaches (2019)

Edward Early made his first ARML trip in 1994 as a member of the Texas Silver team. He has been a coach most years since 1997 (and even coached another team one year), started leading the trip in 2007, and fully took over as head coach in 2010. He spent 8 years at MIT where he helped start the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament with a couple of other Texas ARML alumni, then taught at the Bergen County Academies (aka AAST) in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Early was on the MATHCOUNTS Question Writing Committee for 5 years, including 2 as chair, and has been an author for ARML since 2000. He is now an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean of Natural Sciences at St. Edward's University in Austin. He received Alfred Kalfus Founder's Award for long-term service to ARML in 2015.
Dr. Early can be reached at edwarde at stedwards dot edu.
Ken Burton is an actuary at the Texas Department of Insurance. He was on Texas ARML team from 1983 through 1986 and also coached in 1987, 1988, and most years since 2015.
Sophia D eve r graduated from UT and now works for AoPS. She joined the ARML team in 2011 and the coaching staff in 2013.
Jeffrey Huang joined the ARML team in 2012 and placed 8th in the nation individually in 2017. He joined the coaching staff in 2018.
Matthew Kroesche is a student at Texas A&M University. He joined the team in 2013 and the coaching staff in 2015.
Stephanie Thrash is an alumna of St. Edward's University, where she did her undergraduate research with Dr. Early. She helped out in 2017 joined the coaching staff in 2018.

Sam Baethge (roughly pronounced BAY-gee with a hard g, or just Sam) was a high school math teacher who started coaching the Texas team since 1981 and became head coach in 1983, when he took over from founder George Berzsenyi. Do the math, that's more than a quarter century of ARML! There wasn't even an Iowa site back then, so the team had to travel all the way to DC or Pennsylvania. He received the Alfred Kalfus Founder's Award in 1997 and the Samuel L. Greitzer Distinguished Coach Award for outstanding service to a regional team in 2003, becoming the first person to win both awards. He also picked up two Sliffe Awards over the years. Sam led the trip until 2005, and continued to organize the team until 2010. He passed away in 2019.
George Berzsenyi was a professor of mathematics at Lamar University for 19 years prior to moving to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and retiring from there after 12 years as professor emeritus. When he was conducting the Competition Corner in the Mathematics Student journal he was invited to present some prizes at the ARML meet in 1979 by Al Kalfus, the founder of ARML, who later challenged him to bring a team from Texas to ARML. He did so the following year and for 2 more years after that prior to moving on to chair the AIME committee for 6 years, serve on the Australian Competition Committee 4 times, initiate the USA Mathematical Talent Search, and doing some other fun stuff. His accomplishments were recognized by the Erdos Prize of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions in 1996 and by the Gung & Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics by the Mathematical Association of America in 2016.

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Last updated 6/27/19