Tuesday, May 10

MSJE Repeats as National Champions

The Mission San Jose K-6 National Champions pose with Coach Joe Lonsdale in the back.

Kudos to Mission San Jose Elementary for winning US Chess K-6 Nationals for consecutive years and the third time in the past four years!  The school fielded competitive teams in all four championship divisions in Nashville, finishing Top 5 in three.  Simply said, major props to Coach Joseph Lonsdale and his large group of enthusiastic and talented kids!  Repeated success at states and nationals over so many years speaks for itself.

The following list shows Northern California trophy winners at Elementary Nationals.

  • MSJE (Fremont) school team = 1st in K-6, 5th in K-5, 4th in K-3 and 9th in K-1
  • Weibel (Fremont) school team = 5th in K-6, 13th in K-5

  • Rishith Susarla (MSJE) 9th in K-6 
  • Kevin Pan (MSJE) 20th in K-6
  • William Sartorio 5th in K-5
  • Milind Maiti 12th in K-5
  • Shree Jay (MSJE) 2nd U1200 in K-5
  • Adrian Kondakov 20th in K-3
  • Christopher Yoo 23rd in K-3
  • Sriram Krishnakumar 26th in K-3
  • Siddharth Arutla (MSJE) 1st U600 in K-3 
  • Nitish Nash 16th in K-1
  • Jason Liu (MSJE) 32nd in K-1

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