Putnam Mathematical Competition, 2001

Results of previous Putnam Competitions
The 2000 Putnam Competition
The 1999 Putnam Competition
The 1998 Putnam Competition
The 1997 Putnam Competition
The 1996 Putnam Competition
The 1995 Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual event, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, in which undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada are asked to solve difficult problems in mathematics.

The sixty-second Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 1, 2001. It consisted of two examinations, each comprising six problems. Examination A was given in the morning, Examination B in the afternoon. Students were given three hours for each examination and could attempt any or all of the six problems.

Twenty-four Grinnell undergraduates competed this year: Logan Axon, Theodore Beasley-Henderson, Ben Blehm, Matthew Bond, Nevin Feng, Nathan Gotman, Paul Heider, Nick Hirschey, Asit Imran, Jennifer Karam, Devdatta Kulkaren, Sechyi Laiu, Rajendra Magar, Michael Olson, Morgan Page, Esther Rosenow, Dawa Lama Sherpa, Victor Soria, Josh Spencer, Shane Steele, Xu Wang, Jonathan Wellons, John Wray, and Zelealem Belaineh Yilma. Bond, Wang, and Wellons made up our institutional team.


The Grinnell team ranked fifty-first among the 453 institutional teams. Bond was individually cited in the MAA summary, ranking at position 225.5 among the 2954 contestants.

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