As Minnesota’s 12 MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinators could tell you, holding February’s Chapter Competitions can be challenging. Bad weather forced Lake Agassiz Chapter Coordinator Graig Gilbertson, to reschedule this year’s in-person Chapter Competition. Undeterred by the new date, eight teams from the sprawling Lake Agassiz Chapter turned out for the Thief River Falls competition.
Competitors math skills were honed and their spirits were high as the competition began. Nothing like an in-person competition to energize mathletes, it seems. Coach Maggie Coautte watched as her Fertile-Beltrami team take first place and advance to state. Bemidji’s three-person team, coached by Becky Rud took second and advanced as well. Casey Nelson, coached